Seriously! You toss your nasty corona laced gloves in the parking lot of the grocery store? Who exactly do you think is going to pick it up? Is it too much to toss it in the garbage can you pass by as you exit the store? Let me guess your hands were filled with the toilet paper you were hoarding to walk back and toss the gloves. So instead, you peeled them off, and with door partially open dropped them on the ground? Right? Thought so. Worse yet, you get enraged if people litter!
Ask most critics of AA or 12 step programs and they will object to the idea of any person being “powerless,” and then voice a problem with God.
For those that can’t imagine the idea of being powerless, it is sort of like the moment we are living in right now. We have little control over the Corona Virus and our life is unmanageable. Imagine living like that internally all the time.
I must check a screen every 5-10 minutes. Not that much changes. I can’t seem to create or initiate anything interesting. I probably spend more time wondering why I have no motivation than I spend doing anything. It’s not the virus. Maybe I’m just tapped out. Older. More settled. Afraid. Don’t see the purpose or joy that once came from creativity. It left me.
How many times have we heard someone say if speaking up or doing something saves even one life, then it was worth it? But until today, I don’t think I really connected to these messages in a personal way.
This evening an epidemiologist told us that if we feel like we are doing nothing, lounging on the couch, watching screens, eating bad food, playing games, and wasting time; then we are serving our fellow man and being patriotic. She kept it real. If you self quarantine , you greatly reduce the risk of catching or passing on Covid-19.
In essence, if I live my life like I do during football season, basketball season and March Madness, then I could save a life? and my country? Then I’m in. I pledge to serve in this way even after this pandemic becomes history.
If even one person can survive because I sit on my butt and gaze at screen for hours then it will be worth the effort!
Sweet photo of a couple of young kids with their arms around each other celebrating a swimming victory. A colleague wiping his nose during our online team meeting. Paying for groceries with my debit and then having to punch in the password. Suddenly I see all of these moments with a more discerning eye.
How can those swimmers stand so close? 6 feet- come on! Seriously don’t touch your nose, and certainly not on screen. Should I speak up? Shame him? Do I really have to hit each key of my password? No gloves? Who knows how many germ covered fingers touched this credit card terminal.
Terminal? Oh crap!
The Greek Bouzouki blasts from the tv screen overlooking 3 barbers. Two young hip,stylish American Greek men wear sleek black plastic gloves that match their hair color as they trim and buzz the two patrons in the shop.
But the older barber with the creases in the back of his neck, that my kid calls “credit card swipes,”cuts and snips with his bare hands. You just know he’d rather die from Corona before he’d wear sissy plastic gloves. He reeks of machismo.
After he removes the customer cape, and walks to the register-he doesn’t even think about a squirt of Purel. He just scratches his face, hands the patron his credit card receipt and gives himself a quick crotch pinch.
Thank you. No Corona worries here. Opa!!
She’s fantastic! Perfect song choice-Adele. Flip to MSNBC- facts, evidence, substantiated proof, Adam Schiff- Rachel has “breaking news” yet once again. Wow the singer with Blue hair is terrific! Adam and Rachel blah blah. I can’t do this Rachel. I’m not sure who disappoints me more you or Trump.
I’ve sat through so many “breaking news” moments followed by wonderful legal scholars only to watch Trump work his way around the law, lie, manipulate the media, and buy another day. I don’t think I can keep being teased that you and your Ivy League trained team can beat trump. It’s high school all over again.
The nerds are trying to demonstrate their intellectual superiority to one another. Sadly they are so thrilled by their own conclusions that they fail to see how they tend to ignore or dismiss the people they deem to be lesser than them- the average students.
And trumps team feels like they are entitled just because of being rich or appearing to have more. The rules don’t apply to them. Exceptions are made. Coaches look the other way if they are busted for drinking; or their grades don’t meet the criteria for playing in a game.
In high school, trumps team always wins. If this high school musical continues for another 4 years- I’m out Rachel-I’m watching the Voice.