It is with profound apathy that I announce the passing of Patience for ego-centric dickwads. It departed this world in the late afternoon. Patience is survived by it’s partners compassion and empathy who are also hanging on for dear life.
Patience began to decline with the onset of the recent pandemic of, “I just need”, “But I’m…”, and “Why Can’t I”. Overwhelmed by the I, I, I’s and their Me, me, me partners, patience heaved one last sigh into it’s N-95 mask and departed.
That’s how I’d begin to write the obituary for my last nerve, if I were inclined to write obituaries during my spare time.
Exposed to the public during the current pandemic, I have lost all patience for anyone who does not respect the social distancing directives and gathering maximums set out for everyone. I have not lost my compassion or empahty for those who have experienced a loss, or people who are respectful of my life and the life of the general public.
Overwhelmingly I am confronted (yes, confronted) by people who think that somehow they are immune to the rules.
Overwhelmingly I also find myself thinking that it is not the COVID 19 virus that puts us at the highest risk, it is egotism (aka ignorance). Individuals who think they are exempt from social distancing, and deserve more than essential services right now, are truly the stupidest people I’ve met…ever. And I’ve met some real idiots.
Do us all a favour. If you live with, talk to, or have occasion to stop some idiot from exposing front line workers to their childish pouting and time wasting, please do.
Front line workers are not out doing our jobs because we have time to argue with dumb-dumbs about social protocol and official directives.
If you are going to argue about your right to be anywhere right now, please, for the love of humanity, shut up and stay home. Pass it on.