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Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:43 PM

"COVID Exhaustion" in a nutshell....

Aspects of our COVID exhaustion are due to the reality that many of us are carrying the weight of otherís irresponsibility.

Many go about their lives, unencumbered with any feeling of social responsibility, then feel justified in their carelessness at least partially protected by the Herculean efforts of others.

Not only are we carefully navigating a context foreign to us, sacrificially bearing a collective burden, we have to watch those efforts devalued by those who then pretend their carelessness is justified.

Weíre holding a societal umbrella in a downpour; theyíre laughing and pretending itís not raining because theyíre not wet.

Itís exhausting.....

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Reply "COVID Exhaustion" in a nutshell.... (Original post)
Heartstrings Jul 11 OP
Nevilledog Jul 11 #1
CrispyQ Jul 11 #6
Nevilledog Jul 11 #7
diva77 Jul 11 #12
Nevilledog Jul 11 #13
diva77 Jul 11 #14
Nevilledog Jul 11 #15
dhill926 Jul 11 #20
Star-Thrower Jul 11 #28
diva77 Jul 11 #29
McKim Jul 11 #31
Initech Jul 11 #2
RobinA Jul 11 #3
CrispyQ Jul 11 #8
OMGWTF Jul 11 #25
oregonjen Jul 11 #4
yonder Jul 11 #5
intrepidity Jul 11 #9
Wounded Bear Jul 11 #10
peacefreak2.0 Jul 11 #11
SammyWinstonJack Jul 11 #16
wendyb-NC Jul 11 #17
dawg Jul 11 #18
shanti Jul 11 #19
Dukkha Jul 11 #21
central scrutinizer Jul 11 #22
sarge43 Jul 11 #23
KPN Jul 11 #24
Lonestarblue Jul 11 #26
Dem2 Jul 11 #27
Dem2 Jul 11 #30
ladym55 Jul 11 #32

Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:46 PM

1. Perfect description

I also have COVID-19 anger. Seeing so many selfish, stupid people makes my blood boil.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:54 PM

6. Ditto on the anger.

I am so angry at the deniers, spreading the disease, making this crisis worse & longer than it should have been! And they are predominately affiliated with one party. I've disassociated with everyone I know who still supports republicans. Fuck them, every one, just fuck them.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:56 PM

7. Yup. I've perfected giving the stink-eye while masked.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:20 PM

12. please share your technique!!

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Response to diva77 (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:26 PM

13. You have to be a little evil to start.

Then, unblinking stare, eyes slightly squinted.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:29 PM

14. Thanks -- will try it out!

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Response to diva77 (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:30 PM

15. And if you can raise one eyebrow it's perfect.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:09 PM

20. the raised eyebrow makes it....

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Response to diva77 (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:58 PM

28. With mask in place

A couple of weeks ago I went to the neighborhood convenience store. Two twenty something women came in mask-less. Killing time talking to the clerk I waited until they approached check out. I looked at them both and said "do you know that berkely county has mask ordinance in place.?" Their respons, "sorry". Went to the same store about 45 minutes ago and most customers were not wearing masks. Women seem to be wearing masks more so than the SC men. Just my humble observation.

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Response to Star-Thrower (Reply #28)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 05:05 PM

29. You're lucky those women even said "sorry" -- I tried telling some women in a higher risk group

the same thing and they were aggressively dismissive.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 05:17 PM

31. THEY ARE THE REASON NO FAMILY FOR US

We isolated and are still isolating and because they all went out to Vegas and the bars and party time we had to cancel our visit with our daughter and granddaughter. It is an 8 hour drive from here and COVID is going up in Oregon and Montana.

I live in Portland next to Forest Park. Although the governor has told people to wear masks when they go out, hundreds of people are walking by my house or running and biking maskless spewing their droplets as they go. They are cool, you know liberals who love the out of doors and are very athletic and very very thoughtless.

I have to do my yard work in the very early morning or at night to avoid them. If I am in the yard with a mask on they say hello like it is totally normal. I give them very dirty looks. I am sick of them and very very angry about having to isolate for the fourth month, as for me it is really 7 months as I had two strong viruses this winter and had to stay in. THIS WILL NEVER END IF THEY DONíT GET A CLUE! And, no I refuse to die so your dog can take a crap on my parking strip! They are turning me into a mean old lady!

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:52 PM

2. I know. It's the stupid people that are going to keep this going.

I sit at home on Fridays playing games on my computer waiting for this to end, so that I may get to enjoy the life I had before the virus once again. And these dipshits are going to bars and pool parties and contracting it. All I can do is bang my head against the wall.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:53 PM

3. Well, I've Got

COVID exhaustion because I canít do anything I like to do. And everything I can do is such a damn pain in the ass I donít really want to do it. I feel like all the pleasure is gone from my life. Mask wearing has me exhausted. I just want to get away for a week, but thereís no place to go. 😩

Iím not bothered by other peopleís irresponsibility, Iím more ďlive and let live.Ē

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Response to RobinA (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:58 PM

8. "Live & let live" doesn't apply here, though.

Not only are the deniers risking the life and/or well-being of others, they are making the crisis last longer than it needs to. It will be longer until you can do the things you like to do.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:30 PM

25. Traitor Tot's campaign song is "Live and Let Die." Ironic.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:54 PM

4. Agreed! I also blame IQ45 and the rest of the republicans who do not speak out

They could choose to shutdown this nonsense if they all spoke out and told their cult followers to social distance and wear a mask. Instead, silence.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:54 PM

5. KnR

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:59 PM

9. Very good analysis

This phenomenon you describe is also partly responsible for the current "surge" we are witnessing.

For several months, all of our efforts to "flatten the curve" were paying off. So much so that people (foolish stupid people) decided that it was all a hoax and overblown.

You're right though, the excessive burden of having to do double-duty because some covidiots won't wear a mask or social distance, takes its toll.



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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:03 PM

10. Indeed! Those with no empathy don't feel the real social pressure...

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:12 PM

11. Happened to me today.

The crazy is coming out all over the place.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:33 PM

16. It's exhausting, day in and day out.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:39 PM

17. Absolutely, that's exactly it.

Thank you, for posting and saying it so well.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:41 PM

18. Sometimes, I feel like I'm the only thing standing between my extended family ...

and complete disaster. Things that used to be so simple become life and death risk analysis decisions. It's exhausting.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:53 PM

19. It's not so much

Covid exhaustion, but Trump exhaustion, which is exacerbating EVERYTHING.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:19 PM

21. America doesn't have a COVID problem

America has a Conservative problem. That's the disease that needs eradicated. Without Conservatism being in power we would have nipped COVID in the bud months ago and been on on par with the other nations that don't have brainless right wing populist morons exacerbating the public health crisis with their banal anti-science stupidity.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:20 PM

22. I see no end

Iím 70 and retired and live alone. So far, my income is stable and I have enough resources that Iíve been able to donate many hundreds to Biden and Senate campaigns. Iíve worn a mask every time I gone out since early March. Bicycling and gardening are keeping me sane. Iíve revised my advanced directive to include ďDo not intubate, palliative care onlyĒ. Until thereís a vaccine, I donít see how I can ever go back to my old life. The Flu Klux Klan Covidiots are fucking up everything for my family, neighbors, community. I envy my friends in Japan (2nd grade teacher back in her classroom) and Thailand (booming restaurant) who are back to almost normal.

I expect to die from it. Iíve had a good run. My affairs are in order. My brilliant daughter is working on her masterís in engineering. I just want to live until November 4 so I can
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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:20 PM

23. Summed it. Thank you.

At the supermarket last week. A couple with an infant were strolling around, no masks.

It took every ounce of my self control not to go off at them about their baby.

That child is helpless. I f...ing do not understand people like that.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:29 PM

24. Nailed it!

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:44 PM

26. Exhausted and angry.

Iím angry that we have an irresponsible governor who didnít even follow the guidelines he said he would (14 days of decreasing cases) and reopened the state too early and encouraged people to go to church and go out to play. We could have been like New York if we had just stayed in lockdown mode another month. But no, the idiot had to suck up to Trump and start sales tax revenue flowing to the state again. Now it may be months before we see a decrease in cases because Abbott refuses to shut down everything again.

But what Iím angriest about are the deniers who are deliberately going anywhere and everywhere not knowing if they even have the virus. What they are doing to our medical personnel is criminal. These people are working their tails off to take care of the sick, and irresponsible jerks are going out not wearing masks and spreading the virus like crazy because it makes them ďfree.Ē Thatís a segment of our population I will never forget or forgive.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 04:56 PM

27. Raises hand

Not one of my 7 coworkers wears a mask at work. Most of them smoke and have a smokers hack, which is just wonderful for me to have to listen to. I wear a mask faithfully, even tho I'm the only one who had been doing so since the beginning (we never closed.) One of them calls me "bubble boy" because I rightfully stay in my office until after they leave for the day (I occasionally do work on the production floor, but keep my distance and wash my hands a lot.) I often have to back away from them as they don't respect my space. All except the one that calls me bubble boy claim they wear masks everywhere else they go. It's quite odd, they seem to think they can't possibly have the virus, but feel like the mask protects them, even when I point out that they have it essentially backwards, after which they shake their heads in acknowledgement. I try to not bear a grudge (it's been like this for several months), but there are days when I want to go off on them.

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #27)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 05:07 PM

30. And no longer than 10 minutes after I posted this

A van pulled into the park where I was sitting and about 30 people piled out one of those gigantic shipping type vans and various other cars and all stood together taking photos. People are so fucking stupid. I grabbed my chair and left choking on gallons of perfume that was reeking from these people and their wedding party.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 06:14 PM

32. Exhaustion and anger

I live in a state filled with Covidiots. We WERE taking Covid seriously and had flattened the curve, but then our governor caved to his Rethuglican colleagues, and masks were "recommended" rather "required." Then came the Covidiots in full, and our cases began to spike after Memorial Day weekend .... about two weeks later. Hmm.

I am both exhausted trying to make wise decisions and furious that stupid, selfish, smug people are making it impossible for us to combat this virus.

With good national leadership based on science, we would not be here in this giant mess. But, oh, well, being stupid is what we do apparently.

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