“It is what it is,” as President Donald Trump said in his already infamous interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios on HBO this week. Yes indeed, Mr President and it isn’t good.
Boris Johnson said that the government had “underestimated” the extent of asymptomatic transmission and didn’t fully understand the coronavirus in the “first few weeks and months”. But now, 45,762 deaths later, they do understand. So that’s alright then.
Every day now LinkedIn is full of messages from really talented, loyal, hard-working people who have lost their jobs in travel retail through no fault of their own.
The home freezer is no place for frozen vegetables and other household necessities when you’ve got a couple of liquid beauties like this on offer.
“Martin, this will be the first time so many of us have exhibited at a ‘cancelled’ Expo. Now that’s what I call virtual!”
I’m pretty confident that my Dufry Isle of Wight Offshore Duty Free store, paying a healthy rent (variable of course) to the local authorities, could add a whole lot to tourism and spending numbers.
There is always North Korea, where not a single case is reported, but I am just a little worried about the reliability of that number and also Pyongyang’s appeal as a holiday destination.
I was excited to receive a package in my Lockdown Bureau a few days back from Writers’ Tears that appeared to be a book, accompanied by a bar of soap. Were they trying to tell me something?
This government constantly urges us to clap for our carers while it carries direct responsibility for killing so many of them.
What movies would you show at your airport during the COVID-19 crisis?Here’s The Moodie Blog’s suggestions.
Gerry Marsden would be reaching for his Pacemaker if he ever heard the travel retail reworking of his (and originally Rodgers & Hammerstein’s) song that became a famous Liverpool FC anthem.
Another thing is exposed in crisis. Your values. How you treat people. Customers, staff, colleagues. Don’t demand assistance and not give it. Remember, people will remember how you treated them during this crisis.
One family man, an ex-duty free executive, rendered jobless by the shutdown of the hospitality industry, is going to work for Amazon rather than take a government handout, figuring the money is needed more by others. You are the man Steve.