TO THOSE WHO CAN’T.
This is for those who address nations and tell everyone to work from home.
It’s fine to say. After all, they can themselves.
And if you are right now, good for you. The world, the air and the oceans will say thank-you later on.
Meanwhile, you’ve every reason to say thank-you right now.
To the millions who can’t simply tuck a laptop under their arm, find a cosy spot, make an expresso, tap a key, sign in and plough on.
Yet plough on nonetheless.
Those whose everyday tools don’t move as easily as a laptop or a phone.
Like Conveyor belts. Gurneys. Reservoir valves. Turbines. Combine harvesters. Bakers’ ovens. Pylons. Scanners. Cash registers. Fork-lifts. Police cars. Buses. Fifty-ton trucks.
The people who populations count on. Not just bean-counters. Nations.
Those who don’t just turn opinions, but keep the world turning. It’s harder still.
And who very often make it possible for us lucky ones to tuck a laptop under our arm, find a cosy spot, make an expresso, tap a key, sign in and plough on.