I Am SO Angry Right Now!

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Those close to our household have taken great measures to be safe in this age of Covid-19. The household with which we have had most contact over the past several months is that of our youngest daughter and her husband, with their son, and as of September 9th, their daughter.

The plan was to add our granddaughter to our current care day schedule, once a week, but now that Covid stats in our state are so ridiculously high – as is the case in too many states in the “United” States – our two households have decided to curtail all further contact for the time being.

This decision was made, not because our personal households have faltered, but because too many households have failed all around us, making avoidance of the virus more problematic. No one enjoys the inconvenience, but because some have rebelled against the inconvenience, we are no closer to containing the virus.

Had civilization as a whole been less selfish, we wouldn’t be dealing with this upsurge in cases…we would be adjusting to a new normal that is FAR better than the ongoing abnormal we are currently experiencing.

I am so f*cking angry right now. As a result of the selfishness of far too many people, my household is currently being robbed of a healthy relationship with the newest addition to our family. Please understand me when I say, I know we are not the only individuals affected by a pandemic that hasn’t been handled correctly from the get-go. My husband and I are healthy and we want for nothing. Millions have been affected far worse than has my household with our seemingly minor personal issue.

But I beg of you, please, to allow me this mini-pity party while I mourn this inconvenient loss.

6 thoughts on “I Am SO Angry Right Now!

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    November 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I’m so sorry, Irene. ❤ "Stupid is as stupid does."

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      Irene Olson responded:
      November 16, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      What kept me awake last night was that we don’t need to be where we are – or, we wouldn’t be where we currently are if a greater percentage had set aside their inconvenience and think about those other than themselves.

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    Anonymous said:
    November 16, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Irene, well stated. It is so very frustrating. This is not a political issue! It is a “Be compassionate to each other, our fellow human beings” issue. AND – the solution is oh so ridiculously simple: MASK UP! MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE DISTANCE.

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      Irene Olson responded:
      November 16, 2020 at 10:33 am

      So easy yet made so complicated by far too many.

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    Bruce Logan said:
    November 16, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Well said, Irene. Your anger is justified. RBL

    On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 8:31 AM Living: the ultimate team sport wrote:

    > Irene Olson posted: ” Those close to our household have taken great > measures to be safe in this age of Covid-19. The household with which we > have had most contact over the past several months is that of our youngest > daughter and her husband, with their son, and as of Septembe” >

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      Irene Olson responded:
      November 16, 2020 at 9:05 am

      I know all things are impermanent but this current status really hurts.

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