And You Thought You Had Problems!
I've been known to don my virtual tin foil hat from time to time, but damn!
The woman who needs a veil of protection from modern life
By VICTORIA MOORE
Veiled: Sarah Dacre keeps the 21st century at bay
No, she's NOT a beekeeper. This woman believes that her bizarre headgear can save her from the dangerous electrosmog all around us. Can she possibly be right?
Before knocking on Sarah Dacre's door, I take the precaution of checking my mobile phone. It's switched off, as she has requested.
"Last time someone came to visit," she warns, "I started feeling awfully nauseous. It turned out he had a picture phone with him and had left it switched on. A picture phone!"
A stream of doctors, complementary practitioners and Chinese herbalists all failed to alleviate any of her symptoms or come up with a diagnosis.
Instead, she found an answer on Google - through websites such as electrosensitivity.org.uk.
All her symptoms seemed to match those of people who believe they are allergic to modern life.
In one "provocation" study, a number of people who claimed to have electrical sensitivity were placed in a room with a mobile phone and not told whether or not it was switched on.
Asked by a researcher how they felt, they failed to establish any link between physical symptoms and the alleged trigger.
I have to wonder how much Sarah paid for the "veil of protection," the tin foil wallpaper and the shimmery piece of netting she sleeps in.
As for most of her symptoms... Sounds like Menopause to me.
But that "veil of protection" deal sure looks like fun, doesn't it?
What a drag it is getting old, Sarah.
Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- And she made him (Samson) sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head.