Observations and Ramblings from a Cranky Old Guy
Written by Jeff Spaulding on January 30, 2021
Howdy, hope 2021 will be better than 2020, but it’s a long way to go to get back to normal.
I promise no politics, no this party/that party, no this president/that president, no liberal/conservative.
This concentrates on COVID, going forward, it’s up to US to bring back normalcy, for YOU to get off your ass and help.
If you’re already in the fight, I salute you, but it must be a COMBINED effort by all.
First, the mask, what’s SO hard with wearing it? I love it, can’t tell you how many people I stick my tongue out at and they never know. If I don’t want to talk, and mumble on purpose, they have no idea I’m making stuff up.
I love the vanity mask, like license plates, they tell people who you are, my collection includes Groucho Marx, the Three Stooges, a broadcasting VU meter, and my beloved Cleveland Browns (woof bitches!).
The simple point is not just protecting yourself from COVID, but you to protect others.
Most of us have been wearing these since March, so we’re used to them.
Don’t wear the mask? You show me you don’t care and won’t help your friends and family.
It’s simple, keep wearing it, or finally START wearing it, for us to get where it was pre pandemic.
DO THIS NOW AND WE’LL GO BACK TO NORMAL!
Love your brothers and sisters, or find an island and leave us alone.
Social distancing, same concept, but a little different since this, more than the mask, has a direct effect on businesses, schools and public events.
I occasionally forget (or don’t have a tape measure on me) the six feet separation line. Some co-workers (rightfully so) frequently raise their hands to stop me from getting too close like the Supremes singing “Stop, In the Name of Love.”
It’s tough for me, I like to get close to share workplace gossip, and my frequent use of George Carlin’s “Seven Words Plus” make it less embarrassing when I don’t say them louder.
We keep distance to make sure we don’t give you potential germs, or you to us. With the mask, it’s like Double Secret Probation (thanks Bluto in an “Animal House” reference).
If you don’t, before you go hit that island check for a GrubHub available.
DO THIS NOW AND WE’LL GO BACK TO NORMAL!
The vaccine. I have reservations, was it made too soon, was it checked, double checked and triple checked to be safe? Does it have the potential to kill me?
Understand, I plan on getting both shots, but there’s a personal waiting period where I want to see results after the second shot, and verify how long they last for. I have way too many health concerns going on that I don’t want to screw up progress I made after last years “experiment” with a heart attack and bypass, plus complications with diabetes.
Some disagree, but I strongly believe ANY vaccinations WON’T turn you into Raymond Babbitt (thanks Dustin Hoffman in a “Rain Man” reference).
From personal experience from working in Human Services, autism (defined or not) has been around a lot longer than vaccinations.
To sum it up, wear the mask/start wearing the mask, practice social distancing/start practicing social distancing, and take the vaccine (after well researched investigating).
To nail the point home as directly as possible, I hope the next line will echo your thoughts.
I’M SICK OF THIS CRAP! I’M SICK OF BEING STUCK HOME! I’M SICK OF NO SPORTS! I’M SICK OF NO CONCERTS! I’M SICK OF NO RESTAURANTS! I’M SICK OF BEING A PRISIONER!
If you felt ANY of the above, YOU can fix it, NOW.
Daily, businesses go belly up due to restrictions, BUT they’re fighting to stay open.
When was the last time you got take out?
When was the last time you bought a musician’s music?
When was the last time you helped your kids with remote learning, or did you leave them to do it on their own?
If you’re still sitting on your ass waiting for everyone else to fix, I pity you my friend.
You’re a part of society, and society is going down the tubes unless YOU do your part.
WE are ALL counting on YOU, and WE can do it TOGETHER!’
Be hearing you