Just like everyone of you I am tired of being safer at home. I have been out of the house twice in the past five weeks (except for walks in the park and carefully keeping my distance from people who have no clue or no cares).

I’d love to do my regular shopping instead of recognizing the UPS driver on sight. I’d love to take my wife out to dinner on our old schedule. I’d love to meet my friends for lunch a couple of times a month like I did before. I’d love to still be on the UWM campus for classes instead of being online. I’d love to visit Miller Park to watch the Brewers. I’d love to attend the last few Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concerts that I have tickets for…and ditto for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. I missed a number of art shows in Milwaukee, Madison, West Bend and Chicago that I intended to see. My own baseball league is on hiatus until the state opens.

My late parents used to own a blue collar bar smack dab in the middle of Waukesha County back in the day…I realize how serious this would have hurt them financially. I lost my own retail business during a fairly minor recession in 1982. I get it for small business owners…this is a far more severe setback.

But I am a 69 year old male with coronary heart disease…that I have been managing pretty well for the past 20 years. I am solidly in the demographic of those who can get seriously ill if not die if I contract COVID-19. And I don’t plan on dying because some self-entitled asshole out there feels indestructible and doesn’t want to stand up for our community as a whole. Just stay home.

That’s the deal.

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3 Responses to So Why Am I So Pissed Off About COVID-19?

  1. I understand what you feel I ma 80 years old but it is up to you to stay away from other people at times like this they are not your keeper.
    By doing what we are doing we are doubling our deaths first from the disease then from suicides, domestic violence, d rugs alcohol.

  2. richard lesiak says:

    I’m 72 with two stents. If I get sick I’ll just call Hannity and find out the latest miracle drug he’s pushing. Like hell I will. Friday there’s a protest in Madison. If this state is such a burden on them they can leave. Beef plants in Neb are hiring and no stay at home order. Georgia nice this time of year. Or how about a job at a pork plant in Iowa. All I can say to them is “happy trails.”

  3. Mark E. Bye says:

    I hear ya. I’m 66 with the same issues you have (plus a couple more). I’m toast if I get this thing. To quote a post I saw on Twitter recently: “I mean you have to admit, it’s pretty fucking hilarious that the people who have spent their entire lives stockpiling beans and ammo and publishing newsletters about preparing to shelter in place during a global crisis are the ones having apoplectic fucking meltdowns and storming state capitols in their Walmart tactical gear because they can’t go to the goddamn Cheesecake Factory” – Brad Kramer

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