Seriously, where the hell did you come from? I was minding my business, going to work, doing my daily routine and then you swoop in and shut EVERYTHING down.

Joke’s on you, COVID-19. I’m a homebody. I’ve been reading up a storm lately. I’ve been spending quality time with my pets.

But here’s the thing – you’re hurting people. Not just with your sickness, but with your power to shut businesses down. People can’t go to work and they aren’t making money. You’ve really thrown a massive barricade into the normality road. We can’t have weddings, funerals, birthday parties, or gatherings of any kind.

Isn’t it crazy how routine our lives are? How normal everything becomes? Because COVID-19, you’re seriously rocking the boat right now. And we are responding by having panic attacks and running around like chickens with our heads cut off. (I don’t really like that reference because I’m vegetarian, but it’s appropriate to describe our current behavior.)

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I’m not saying you aren’t a threat, COVID-19, I’m just saying you’ve shined a light on the way we’re living in this day and time. You’ve shown us how dependent we are on convenient stores, how poorly we can entertain ourselves at home, and how easily we can turn on each other. We stare at others in the grocery stores as if they are zombies.

Maybe you’ll open some eyes out there. Maybe you won’t. I just hope you don’t kill anyone else.

Stay away from me, COVID-19. Why don’t you just go away altogether? Because you’re forcing people to SLOW DOWN and change up their routine. And you see, COVID-19, 21st century humans can’t stand that. They can’t stand the thought of change.

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COVID-19 – you are a nasty virus. However, look at all these other viruses we ignore – addiction to television, addiction to phones, a lack of creativity, monetary desperation, political corruption, a lack of empathy for our fellow humans, a lack of empathy for this earth and its creatures, etc. The list of deadly viruses go on and on. Maybe we should shut everything down for those viruses as well, COVID-19. Because we’re all carriers. We’re all guilty. We all spread these dehumanizing practices.

I’ll stop ranting, COVID-19. Please stop your spread. I don’t want anyone else to die. Except for you. (That was dark, I’m sorry, but also not sorry because you are way out of control.)


A Person Who Thinks Too Much

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