Another Covid Rant

Well another day another dollar.
I was in the lobby all day today. Cart Cleaning shift. And while there are those who would hate it I was in my glory.
It was a beautiful day.
Sunshine and warm.
Really warm.
Have to wear a face shield and was in full uniform.
Full pants-black in color-temp hit real feel of 40 Celsius.
I was dying.
Guess what though?
I get to wear shorts while working Cart Cleaning Shift. I went and got a pair at lunch. Wow what a difference half a pair of pants makes. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Now though that is not what my conversation is about. Rather get ready for yet another Covid rant and people’s ignorance.
Social distancing is not hard.
2 meters-6 feet……hell most places even have circles on the floor/lines/arrows and yet……
Had a woman inform me today that she is more likely to die of heat stroke than Covid. Cool. Let me know how that works out for you.
Heat stroke is pretty easy for most people to avoid.
Water. Shade. Water. Shade. Repeat. Stay out of the sun.
Hell I mean when they issue a heat warning those are things they tell you to do.
Most people do right?
What the hell is the matter with people not wanting to protecting themselves and others?
I really don’t care if you don’t want to wear a face mask.
I don’t care that you don’t want to sanitize your hands.
What I do care about is when y’all come thronging through the door pushing and standing side by side and bursting past people in the entrance.
Yep……
Take a moment and imagine a crowd being funneled through a hall that gets narrower. This is the space I work in.
It can get congested.
What I had to do today so that grown adults who have been told about social distancing…..who shop in our store…..some who haven’t….and remind them about social distancing.
Our goal is the protection and care of our customers. Of ourselves. People have no clue……so today as people were standing outside bitching that they
had to wait I shrugged my shoulders and directed traffic. Had a guy come up and say we are doing lines again I am not waiting.  Ok bye bye there are other
stores in the town who are not taking care of their customers go shop there.
I know I come on and rant every so often. Usually I am fairly laid back and easy. But now this is again becoming a point where people are putting their concerns
above anyone else. And that is where I have problems.
When I watch you push by my senior lady who I just held hands with so she could get up the curb also with her husband damn rights I am going to rant and rave.
I cannot tell you to your face what a giant ass idiot you are but I can come on here and let the world know all about you.
My lady always came in with her husband. Bright smile sweetest little thing. Since March only he has been coming in shopping. Today when they came I could tell she had been unwell. Her hair is thin and short. She had an abrasion behind her ear. Was a little lost. Never mind being a little shaky on her feet. I watched you decide that
waiting the one to two minutes it took her to get moving through the door and on her way shopping was too damn annoying for you so you pushed passed her.
Too many people these days have lost common courtesy. Too many people are forgetting basic social norms. Our elderly are to be protected. Our elderly are to be
kept safe. Our elderly are all mothers and fathers of someone.
Next time you feel like being a prick/bitch to the senior who is moving a little slowly/shakily and you want to go by……remember there is always another asshole/bitch just like you treating your parents that way.
This is my rant. This is where I am going to leave it.
©July 3/20
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Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

I am a single hard working mom in her 40's. I have always written poetry and I love words. I live with depression and its ups downs. This is a space where I can create and write all that I need to.

4 thoughts on “Another Covid Rant”

  1. I find it astonishing that some people have very different attitudes. We had one little lady who told us over the phone that she has not left her house for over three months and was terrified to come and see a Doctor (she wanted a home visit but we could not arrange it and her complaint needed a physical exam not just a video call). Anyway, she turned up at our medical practice in what I can only describe as full body armour – she looked more like she was preparing for a chemical warfare.

    But others have no care in the world and ignore all our signs and markers asking them to keep a distance and then start coughing. One 30 year old guy told me he is not worried because he had it and got better. I politely mentioned that we need to be mindful of the fact that a lot of our patients are more vulnerable. He replied that his mum who has a chronic illness and is vulnerable had it and she got better. I said that’s marvellous and that I was happy for him, but I added that sadly we some of the patients who we loved have lost their lives due to this virus and their families are still grieving, especially as the were not allowed to have a proper funeral.

    People are very different in their outlook!

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  2. I hear you. Part or me is glad to know that kind of behavior isn’t confined to the USA, but it is very discouraging nonetheless. I really don’t get it. What ever happened to common courtesy? Is it going to take having loved ones get sick or die before they realize this is no joke? The other day there was a program where someone who is railing against wearing face masks said they refused to wear one because God didn’t intend for us to breathe that way. Well, if they really feel like that, good luck when a ventilator is shoved down their throats and they don’t know if they will ever wake up again.

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    1. I was having a conversation with a friend about this and I said that we need new laws. If you go out while symptomatic knowingly you should be charged with attempted murder. Your disregard for others lives and fact you can infect others. If someone where to get sick and die that should be upped to murder. I am harsh I realize that but maybe that is what it is going to take. I read an article this morning and this is a direct quote from the deputy fire chief ‘it is clear that public is unable to manage themselves.’ We are talking adults here. I made a statement about how they need to be treated like toddlers but realized I was doing a disservice to toddlers in my comparison. Toddlers will listen and learn. I am very passionate about this. Not that I fear for myself but I do fear for the vulnerable in our community who are forced to isolate from everyone due to whatever illness/age have them compromised while the idiots run around like the entire world has created a hoax to dupe them. SMH will stop foaming at mouth now. 🤓💜

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