Ok, I’ll say it, this sucks.
There was a video of spring break kids at some stupid beach in a warm, dry place, partying and having the time of their lives. Normally, not a big deal to me. I’m an adult and I can’t go back to those days. I didn’t get to go on spring break anyway because I was working somewhere, so it is what it is.
Hush. What got me blood boiling was the interviews they were doing. Most of these kids were talking about how things were overblown, how they’ve had the flu and it wasn’t that bad, and one girl’s quote: “Yeah, we are getting drunk here before they shut us down.”
These are the fools who will get back on a plane, infect the plane, go back to their dorm, house, frat/sorority, be asymptomatic, infect the floor/house, whatever. This is why schools, both college and K-12, are going online for the rest of the year. This is why both of my daughters are expecting to lose their jobs and likely move back home two months early. This is on one report tonight, the expert said this could last until a vaccine is found.
There are days where I want to give my daughters a whack upside the head and tell them to pay attention, but for the most part, they’ve grown up a lot. When their colleges went online last week, that was a big “oh sh*t” moment for the two of them. They were both home when we got the text saying we were done for 30 days, it was a bigger “oh sh*t” moment. They both were not happy with friends who were disregarding all common sense to go on spring break.
“But I paid for the tickets all ready”
“But it’s my life and you can’t tell me what to do!”
And my favorite: “It’s unconstitutional!”
Listen, if you want to drive a car off a dock, more power to you. But when drive off that dock and pull my parents off the dock with you, that’s where I have an issue. When you drive off that dock and take three pregnant people we know with you, that’s an issue. I’m not sure whatever happened to the saying “The needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many,” but it should be coming back into style.
Again, this sucks in a major way.
Tonight, our board voted to pay our paraprofessionals their wages for the next four weeks. This was done with unneeded drama, but I’m afraid this drama of whom to pay will rear it’s ugly head more and more as we realize what’s happened with the economy of our country because of this virus. In China, who seems to be battling its way out, their economic output has dropped 9% in the first quarter of the year. And they had HUGE shutdowns. And they put millions of people into lockdown to get this under control.
Do you think a bunch of drunk college students give two craps about self-quarantine?
Yes, this sucks. And it sucks big time.
So, stay at home, wash your damn hands, and if you catch the virus, just do the right thing.
It’s truly not that hard.
To help my mood, I’m off to watch the Best March Madness Moments of the Last 5 Years.
March 18, 2020 at 10:37 pm
Not sure what else to say to that but “AMEN!”
March 18, 2020 at 10:53 pm
All I can say is PREACH!
March 18, 2020 at 10:56 pm
That kind of behavior drives me crazy, too. I mean, I was a super-annoying, super-self-centered college student once (a thousand years ago!). I’d like to think I wouldn’t have gone partying during a pandemic, though. Ugh.
Good luck to us all!
March 19, 2020 at 11:51 pm
Good luck to us all indeed!
March 18, 2020 at 11:35 pm
Its all about ME- right? So annoying. Think of someone else! Preach brother preach!!
March 19, 2020 at 11:51 pm
There will always be another time for the beach. The people you infect may be so lucky! 😡
March 18, 2020 at 11:37 pm
Yes, this sucks. I’d rather be on the beach
March 19, 2020 at 11:50 pm
Heck yes, the beach sounds great, once this stupid virus goes away. 😡
March 18, 2020 at 11:55 pm
That hashtag. March Sadness. 😂😂😂
March 19, 2020 at 8:52 am
It’s really hard to be socially distant. We all have friends and family that we would love to see but can’t. It’s even harder when some people are ignoring this rule because it doesn’t suit them. They’re making it so that we have to do this even longer.
To be honest, though, Florida isn’t helping itself. Why isn’t the mayor/governor shutting the beaches? Why are the bars still open? Because they want the money. And isn’t that just about all you need to know about America?
March 19, 2020 at 11:49 pm
I would agree. When it was looking like long term solutions were needed, they looked away until the cameras were there. Not sure how that was ever allowed to get to that point. I’m sure it’s one reason why my college daughters will be dealing with online class for the reminder of the semester.
And I can’t agrue about the money either. It drives us to do stupid things like feed college students liquor in the middle of a pandemic. But then again, I’m just a teacher, what do I know? 😏
March 19, 2020 at 10:55 am
#MarchSadness had me chuckling. We’re missing our sports too. And we have been incensed over those reports from Florida. And everyone who is able who isn’t staying home. This isn’t that hard. I know it’s inconvenient and unexpected and tedious. But those who can be home NEED to be home. I’m not sure why there is such a disconnect for so many people.
March 19, 2020 at 11:45 pm
My only rational for this kind of behavior is that we’ve never experienced anything like this in several generations. That need to put the common good before our wants has been lost for a while now. I hope this experience brings a sense of that back to our country.
March 19, 2020 at 4:17 pm
Darin, this was perfect. You pretty much said all of the things I wanted to say. And, of course, your hashtags were totally on point. 🙂
March 19, 2020 at 11:43 pm
The fact you said something was one point just made my day a little bit better! 😁😁
March 20, 2020 at 6:28 am
Do people not say that anymore?! 😂😂🤷🏼♀️
March 20, 2020 at 3:01 pm
No, they do, just not to me! #shlumpy 😂
March 19, 2020 at 7:08 pm
March sadness… me too.