When This Is Over...When Is This Over?  

New2Midlo 52M  
705 posts
5/13/2020 12:30 pm

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When This Is Over...When Is This Over?

The pandemic has caused us behave in a way that's so atypical for most people. Everyone wants this to be over, obviously to end the suffering and death, but also to get the hell out of their houses. Most everyone longs to break from the confines of their homes and interact with friends, family, lovers, and so on.

I've read and heard so many sentiments, from people, regarding what they're going do when this is over. Road trip, begin dating, have sex with whomever I want, pursue a life long love of curling, raise pangolins in the Belgian Congo. The list goes on.

But when is this over? When do you emerge from your bunker and resume life?

If you're waiting for someone broadcast an ALL CLEAR, you'll be waiting for some time. That will take an effective vaccine to be developed and distributed, which is at least a year out. Until then, you can count the sociopath in chief to bungle the response, with the infections and deaths flowing from peak to peak. He'll likely screw the pooch getting a vaccine to the populous, as well.

Countries with competent leaders thought they'd contained the virus and allowed a slow reopening, only to have to shut things back down, when the number of cases began to surge again.

And the virus has become a nasty fucker, killing people without them exhibiting symptoms and attacking beyond the respiratory system.

So, when is it over for you? At what point will you attempt to resume some sort of normal life?

Is your decision tied to an infection or<b> death </font></b>rate dropping to a certain level? Perhaps, it's a mental barrier, where you say 'fuck it, those fucking pangolins are calling!'

Personally, I'm nowhere near that point and won't be any time soon. And I truly feel for those who's lives have been upended and lost their incomes. My stylist texted me yesterday, telling me her salon was reopening and could she book an appointment for me on the 24th. Hell no. I told her I'd for an appointment, but not show.

So when is it really over for you?

New2Midlo 52M  
1075 posts
5/13/2020 12:31 pm

Fucking pangolins...

author51 59F  
130010 posts
5/13/2020 11:16 pm

For me, once my job re opens that will be my first step to thinking, just maybe I will be back into some sort of normalcy..I am home bound and staying as safe as I possibly can until a time we do not have to social distance ourselves away from those we love....Good post..

New2Midlo replies on 5/14/2020 5:38 pm:
Thanks for your thoughts.

Even after pondering the question, I can't visualize what pieces need to fall into place for me to emerge from my bunker.

missthee 56F  
4511 posts
6/3/2020 5:44 am

Our national daily new infections dropped down to a single digit for a while but now they are back to double digit.
I am going to continue to wait it out.

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