It seems there are a lot of people making a lot of fuss about what they want. Apparently, the cool kids are making arts and crafts signs and hoisting decidedly high-tech firearms when they march.
I’m going to try their method, without the madness…
I WANT wake up in the morning and not hear a death toll on the morning radio broadcast before I open my eyes.
I WANT to stop wearing a mask. I’m actually claustrophobic and it adds another layer (pun intended) of stress to grocery shopping. On a related note…
I WANT people to stop looking at me when I sneeze or cough while wearing said mask because I. HAVE. SEASONAL. ALLERGIES.
I WANT to stop my mind from wondering if it’s more than seasonal allergies.
I WANT to make plans; like grocery shopping when I want to grocery shop.
I WANT to eat out. I’ve told The Big Guy that I’m racking up the IOUs for Friday night dinners.
I WANT to stop washing my hands, and/or sanitizing them every 6 minutes, 3 if I forget which order I grabbed the grocery cart handle and my keys.
I WANT to see my chiropractor and massage therapist because my back is so back that if you look at me sideways, you’ll give me a headache. Serious, I can sneeze and put my back out – which is bit of an issue with the whole seasonal allergies piece.
I WANT to stop thinking about how my family and I would quarantine if one of us contracted COVID-19.
I WANT to know that I have a summer, or a the very least, August.
I WANT to stop reading horrific articles that I know I need to read to keep me aware of the evolution of this pandemic.
I WANT to get my hair cut. Which leads to the most important thing that I WANT….
I WANT TO SEE MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
But none of this matters if people are getting sick; if people are dying. What I want isn’t important if others are risking their safety – their LIVES – to battle for us. I don’t get to put my needs or rather WANTS ahead of anyone else. That’s not how it works.
You think your restaurant should be open so you can sit at your favourite table? You want to be able to go to a ball game or a concert? How about we let our medical professionals get a grip on this and learn as much as they can so we can all get back to our jobs, businesses, families and LIVES?
…if we are sharing what we really want…