Mainly I'm worried about my parents, since they're all I have in the world and they're in COVID-19's target demographic. This has also affected our ability to shop for our weekly groceries (I needed things like antibacterial soap and medical gloves long BEFORE this outbreak), and my ability to get medical procedures done in a timely manner (was supposed to have a major dental procedure done this Thursday...now it's been moved to May -_- ).
The social distancing thing, though, has hardly affected me because that's been my life (unwillingly) for around the past thirty years. I feel rather cynical watching all the "anxiety experts" gushing out advice on the news ("Live in the moment!"--what's next, "Just stop worrying about it"?) and formerly sociable people complaining about how harrrrrd
it is to be alone for a few months. Boohoo. They've still got loads of friends on Skype/Facebook Live/whatever. And nobody cares/cared that permanent social distancing is just everyday life and has been, for DECADES, for many of us. At least when this is over, those people can happily go back to their sociable lives while many of us will still be as alone and miserable as ever. And nobody will care.
I think it's about time non-anxious people got a taste of what unwilling social isolation is like...too bad it has to come with a potentially lethal illness, though. Would prefer to do without that part. But go figure, plenty of these people refuse to take it seriously (because it's so harrrrrd
) and continue endangering themselves and everyone around them by going to social gatherings...well, I don't have much pity to spare for them. I'll save that for the people they're selfishly endangering because they can't isolate themselves for a minuscule amount of time.
...Yeah, I guess I've gotten bitter. Would've been nice if these anxiety experts and sociable people gave a crap about those of us who've been dealing with this for years, but nope. "Go out and talk to people" was all I ever got.
If I don't reply to you, it's NOTHING PERSONAL. It's my ANXIETY.
(Devetko's boyfriend Stan Brooks & Det. Reichert are horsing around.)
Det. Kristeva: "If it were legal you'd marry me, right?"
Det. Devetko: "Definitely."
(It's legal now!! But Kristeva's already married. ;_; )
"No canoes...no maple sugar...this place is horribly uncivilized."--Manabozho, Escape From Manitou Island