Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Lerner, Nov 15, 2020.
Corona makes things so weird. Someone I know ( man, 70 y.o) was buried today. Only 15 people could be present in the church and the rest had to follow it on a screen. Was super weird to follow his funeral on my smartphone at home.
Corona really makes for super weird times.
On Monday, I was quarantining in my car in my kids' school parking lot. I was on about day 12 of quarantine after one my students tested positive. As I sat in my car waiting for my kids to walk to the car, I noticed a teacher who had tested positive the Friday before Thanksgiving standing right at the main entrance surrounded by and chatting with dozens of children and family members.
I really had to think the situation through. I had previously tested negative for Covid-19. A negative test result does not end the quarantine. At that time, the full 14 days were required. After a bit of research, I learned that the positive teacher had supposedly isolated for ten days and this was the tenth day - meeting the bare minimum CDC guideline. So my Twilight Zone moment was testing negative and quarantining in my car and a couple of rooms at home and watching a positive teacher - who had semi-intentionally spread the virus to another teacher who exhibited 100+ temp readings - watching her just going about her business with the entire school community while I was locked in a car even though I am just about the most fastidious person I know in terms of Covid precautions.
To me, it was like reading "The Masque of the Red Death": "And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all."
Have a great Thursday everybody!
Man! You sure know how to make an old guy's day...
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