Beyond annoyed

Really? We have to go through all of this again? You know I’m talking about COVID, right? I’m not sure I even know where to start. Things that annoy me:

— People who refuse to get vaxxed and when asked why not say things like they don’t trust the government and they don’t think the vaccine is “safe” but can’t provide anything but bullshit answers as to why. I was born a wee bit before the polio vaccine was available and you betcha my parents got me vaxxed ASAP when it was. Why? They were terrified! Before I was born, my mom worked for a man who had a wife and three sons. The dad and the sons all got mild cases of polio and made complete recoveries. His wife visited their workplace and was ecstatic about this. The next day she was dead. THE NEXT DAY SHE WAS DEAD! Of polio. I am not a virologist so I cannot compare polio to COVID but I do remember my uncle-doc saying that polio infected “everybody” but only killed some people. I’m sure glad my mom didn’t get it. Or maybe she did and was asymptomatic…

— What is so awful about wearing a little piece of cloth over your face while you shop? I have returned to in-store shopping but I spend VERY little time inside stores. That’s how I ALWAYS roll because I am not much of a shopper… I ALWAYS wear a mask, even when I am outdoor shopping at the farmers market. How do I know who is vaxxed and who is not? And I might be protected but we are now learning that those of us who are vaxxed can still be infected and while we may not get sick, we can still pass it to others. Yes, WE CAN STILL PASS IT TO OTHERS!.

— What the F*CK is all of this inane/insane! yammering about “freedom”. This is an ongoing public health emergency and we COLLECTIVELY need to be taking care of each other. That means masking, social distancing, and VACCINATING OURSELVES! Freedom is indeed wonderful but it comes with responsibility and part of that responsibility is to keep others safe whether we feel threatened by COVID ourselves or not.

All that said, I am done with restaurants for the duration. Sure, part of it is that I’m uncomfortable with being around a bunch of unmasked folks (including me) but I am also very concerned about those who are not vaxxed and I don’t understand why they don’t want to get the jab. Also, most restaurants are not really up to providing their regular level of service. I miss my fave restaurants but I can do home cooking and I’m gonna wait.

We porterized ourselves here at the Landfill tonight. We grilled a chicken and served it with rice, corn, and broccoli and our friends brought over mini tuna sandwich bites, which were loverly!

Please please please get vaccinated. You may run your own life and that’s important but please consider saving the lives of those you share your air with. This is a public health issue and should not EVER have been politicized. Again, I am pretty sure I’m preaching to the choir.

4 Responses to “Beyond annoyed”

  1. Pooh Says:

    Amen, sister! As of Monday, St. Louis City and St. Louis County are back to a mask mandate for public indoor spaces.

  2. Paulette Attie Says:

    Right on. I still wear a mask at Meijer. There are too many tourists from downstate shopping there who live in areas with high variant numbers. I avoid most indoor settings. This is serious.

  3. Margaret Says:

    100% agree with this. I am just SO discouraged and angry. I was enjoying a small taste of normal–in a limited way. I too am a mask wearer but miss my trips to restaurants. 🙁

  4. Carter elizabeth Says:

    I completely agree, it is time to back up and wear masks again, we just do not know what this virus is and what it will do.