Saturday, April 4, 2020
Say that one more time and I will...!
I'm feeling less bleak about the future today. The reason is not that things won't be that bad, (because they will be bad), no my reason for feeling less bleak is because this is what we have been given, all the whining and moaning in the world won't change that. When I woke up this morning, the little voice in the back of my mind said, "get over yourself"! There is a way around every obstacle and I might as well focus my energy there. Also being here on the farm isolated, is the safest place in the world for me right now, plus I'm not shut in like most people, I have a lot of personal freedom that many do not.
Yesterday I got mail, normally I get excited about getting mail but not anymore. Now I dread getting mail because I imagine it to be crawling with the virus. It's especially frustrating when it's useless junk. Usually I handle it like toxic waste, if it's not important, then it goes straight to the recycling bin outdoors. If I have to open it, I open it outside now and toss the envelope into the recycling.
The letters I received made me a little frustrated. The first one was a pamphlet telling me to wash my hands, cough into my elbow and stay two meters (six feet) away from people. The second letter was from my mother's nursing home, it was telling me to wash my hands, cough into my elbow and keep away from people 2 meters. Really? Like I haven't heard this before!!! Almost every letter I have received in the past three weeks has had one of these pamphlets inside, every commercial, every politician, every radio host, every news paper story, every level of government, every doctor, every health care worker, has been telling us to wash our hands!
I don't think the people who are getting sick now, are sick because of them not washing their hands. There are still tough decisions to be made that are not being made! We are told to take this serious and I think 95% of Canadians are taking it seriously. Crack down on the 5% stupid people. Why should the rest of us suffer because they don't want to be inconvenienced. This could mostly be over in a matter of weeks except for the few that don't want to pull their weight. I'm ready to do my part but they have to as well.
Sure keep reminding people to be cautious, that's helpful, but I feel like duct taping the next freaking person who tells me to wash my hands! If I wasn't washing them by now, I'm probably not going to wash them no matter what someone says. Mostly, stop sending me letters in the mail telling me to wash my hands (about five weeks too late)... because wouldn't it be tragically ironic if a bunch of people caught C19 from pamphlets warning them about C19!