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Even in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s still all about ‘me’


I get. I promise I do. This is tough. Nothing is “normal” right now. There are no sports, there’s no toilet paper, and Easter is pretty much cancelled.

But that doesn’t give you the right to be a jerk (I only use “jerk” because this is a family publication). You might night realize this, some of you, but this whole “shelter in place” and “essential services” stuff isn’t about inconveniencing you. In fact, it’s not about you at all. It’s about lowering the risk of exposing people to the coronavirus.

Yes, I’ve seen all the “clever” Facebook rants about the government “taking away our rights” and whatever, because someone got triggered about not being able to go out and buy a six-pack of Bud Light at 11 p.m. Because that’s what’s important… your access to beer.

Hey, it sucks not being able to go out and do all the things I’d normally be doing now that the weather is nice again, but I do understand that social distancing works. I get that the less contact between people the fewer people will get sick and possibly die. It will take weeks, if not months, before this crisis has passed, but I assure you, it will evenutally pass and we can get back to our lives.

So, if you really, really think that Big Brother is using the coronavirus to curtail your civil liberties, let me offer you my sincerest, non-sarcastic, totally genuie apologies.

Now, since you’re probalby not staying at home like you should, go down to True Value, buy some lumber, build a nice little bridge… and get over yourself.

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