CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED HERE!  

spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
29796 posts
12/24/2021 5:25 am
CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED HERE!





Yesterday my -in-law, who lives at home with me and my wife, tested positive for covid. All plans for Christmas have been turned upside down. We normally host a family dinner but that has been called off. My -in-law is confined his bedroom and neighbouring bathroom. My job is tend his every need - make him cups of tea, leave his meals outside his bedroom door, do his shopping, answer the door when his many friends call and constantly remind him that he must isolate not for his sake but for the sake of others. He just shouts what he wants for me muster sufficient cheer carry out his wishes.

I am a resentful of what has happened. It has been coming. Bar for wearing a face mask, his behaviour has hardly changed since the pandemic started nearly two years ago. He thinks that covid is a hoax, that the vaccines designed suppress covid are part of a government conspiracy tame its people, that the side-effects of vaccines are far worse than covid itself, and that he would never got covid because he is and fit.

As I write this now, he has just shouted that he wants me make him another cup of tea!

I have had many a discussion with him about getting vaccinated stressing the advantages for him. I have advised him that well over 5 million people worldwide have died from covid, that being vaccinated means he is roughly 80 per cent less likely get covid, that the vaccines have been thoroughly tested, that any side-effects of the vaccines are minor and temporary, that being vaccinated protects others close him, that getting vaccinated for free will save him money as he would not have fork out for tests before and after going abroad holiday, that being vaccinated will allow him more easily get clubs and football games, and that many employers are increasingly recruit only staff who are vaccinated. He is graduating from university next year. Yes, I still shudder think that he has had over two years of higher education, presumably evidence-based learning, pumped into him only for him to hold his stupid views!

But my arguments are met with indifference and even disdain. His latest claim that omicron variant of covid comes from eating rats! My discussions with him remind me of the words of Mark Twain: Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience

And now he has just asked me to collect his food delivery from outside the apartment!

With one night to go, I am determined to enjoy Christmas as best as I can. Champagne is now in the fridge. Presents are wrapped and under the Christmas tree. The turkey is ready for roasting. And trash Christmas movies are on television. All I have to do is put a glass of milk and a plate of biscuits ready for the visit tonight of lok4fun500, the Santa Claus of blogland!

I to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays if you prefer!





spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/24/2021 5:27 am

I’m still reeling after hearing of all the Xmas parties that took place last year in Downing Street, where Boris Johnson lives, and in other government departments when the country was so-called lockdown.
The civil servant who was charged to investigate these illegal parties had to stand down because he also attended a Xmas party in the Cabinet Office. You couldn’t make it up; you don’t have to because we have a lying, shameless clown as a Prime Minister!

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Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
12/24/2021 7:01 am

furniture polish
served in porridge
or soup
in small doses
accumulated over a short period
of time
and u wont have to serve him anything

or so ive heard


lok4fun500 M
51906 posts
12/24/2021 7:03 am

...
I am sorry to hear the troubles you have right now. I would put yourself and the others first and let your son wait. Hopefully he now realizes it is for real and not a hoax.
I will give your present first when I get over England!
[image]
sorry I couldn't fill the bucket!


smartasswoman 64F  
35813 posts
12/24/2021 7:18 am

Oh lord…to be honest, I don’t think I could allow an unvaccinated person to live with me. Even a close family member- they’d be out on the street! 😂 But you are a good person to protect the public’s health by keeping him imprisoned for Christmas.

Enjoy that champagne, you’ve earned it!


CleavageFan4U 65M  
69374 posts
12/24/2021 7:20 am

YIKES, that totally sucks and I understand your being bitter about it. I would be as well.

I'm not sure it is you that is the servant, as opposed to a joint effort with wifey and perhaps others in the house ( well unless they've dressed you up as a maid to put some fun in it ) but I'm sure there is a logical reason and perhaps it's best just to plunge ahead as you seem to be doing.

I hope you have as Merry a Christmas as the situation allows.

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seingalt23 58M
5565 posts
12/24/2021 7:29 am

Seems to be quite entertaining to have an enemy just next door

Anyway, with some humour we will survive everything and everyone. My former wife is now living on the other side, reading other "newspapers" and following strange people.

Good to having her in an about 30 miles distance now.

Follow Mark Twain and enjoy life, whenever you can!

Cheers to a Merry Christmas
Giacomo


staci_19702 51T  
3767 posts
12/24/2021 7:37 am

Oh! Spunky. Am sorry to hear about this!
Keep on keeping in! We are rooting for you! 😃

Have a great day! 💋
Staci


author51 59F  
130010 posts
12/24/2021 8:45 am

Oh my friend. It usually takes these naysayers and anti-Covid ( dare I say blind idiots/) to finally get it themselve and know first hand that it is very real. Unfortunately when it happens due to their carelessness and not caring about anyone else but themselves, they infect others. Your wife and hopefully not you my friend. My thoughts and prayers go to you, your health and saftety along with your wife's. As to your son in law, let him get his own stuff and learn a valuable lesson....Sorry Hun just my thoughts there.. Take care of you first and your wife..xoxo


author51 59F  
130010 posts
12/24/2021 8:46 am

    Quoting author51:
    Oh my friend. It usually takes these naysayers and anti-Covid ( dare I say blind idiots/) to finally get it themselve and know first hand that it is very real. Unfortunately when it happens due to their carelessness and not caring about anyone else but themselves, they infect others. Your wife and hopefully not you my friend. My thoughts and prayers go to you, your health and saftety along with your wife's. As to your son in law, let him get his own stuff and learn a valuable lesson....Sorry Hun just my thoughts there.. Take care of you first and your wife..xoxo
Merry Christmas my friend.. You are in my thoughts and prayers....xoxo


SilverFoxMark66 67M  
286 posts
12/24/2021 9:42 am

Oh dear, my sympathies are with you, not your son, & apart from agreeing with many of the above I'm reminded of Abe Lincoln's quote "I don't like that person, I need to get to know him better"! Maybe, IF you can stay curious you can find out what evidence he's based his current beliefs on? Have a Merry Xmas anyway, (it might irritate him eve more!)


Tmptrzz 59F  
107038 posts
12/24/2021 10:51 am

I am so sorry this happened to you my friend. But I can tell you that your not alone with not Celebrating Christmas once again we are not as well.

Some kids think they are invincible and don't want to listen to us when we are older and wiser than they are and pay attention to the issues regarding Covid-19. And he is wrong about the Omnicron Virus, its a virus spun off form the original Covid-19 virus.

I am so sorry he ruined your Christmas my friend, but like me I just have to pray that there is a very Merry Christmas for us next year..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


smartasswoman 64F  
35813 posts
12/24/2021 12:08 pm

And it goes without saying that I hope you're able to avoid catching it from him. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!


citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
12/24/2021 1:50 pm

Sorry that this has happened and I'm sure you're not the only one who's had to cancel Christmas for the same reason.
There are so many young adults getting Covid over here and the one's that decided not to have the vaccine are the main patients. They then ask to have the vaccine, but they don't realise you have to recover from the virus before you can have it.


PonyGirl1965 56F
22090 posts
12/25/2021 1:46 am

I'm so sorry Spunky! You shouldn't have to shoulder the burden of his carelessness. Hugs!!


Weeload2 59M
1104 posts
12/25/2021 4:57 am

Take care ! Sorry to hear... I read a spot yesterday where scientists found that milk protein (from cows and humans) plus Benadryl are showing signs to cure covid.
Have a good christmas day

𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕜𝕤 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕓𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕪𝕠𝕦


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 4:47 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    furniture polish
    served in porridge
    or soup
    in small doses
    accumulated over a short period
    of time
    and u wont have to serve him anything

    or so ive heard
I'd also add arsenic to your recipe just to make sure my son-in-law won't catch covid again!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 4:48 am

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    ...
    I am sorry to hear the troubles you have right now. I would put yourself and the others first and let your son wait. Hopefully he now realizes it is for real and not a hoax.
    I will give your present first when I get over England!
    [image]
    sorry I couldn't fill the bucket!
That blue bucket is going to be a collector's item especially if Marcelo Bielsa gets sacked soon!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 5:12 am

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    ...
    I am sorry to hear the troubles you have right now. I would put yourself and the others first and let your son wait. Hopefully he now realizes it is for real and not a hoax.
    I will give your present first when I get over England!
    [image]
    sorry I couldn't fill the bucket!
Santa certainly did his research in finding the Marcelo Bielsa bucket.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 5:13 am

    Quoting  :

I enjoyed the Champagne; I had the whole bottle to myself!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 5:55 am

    Quoting smartasswoman:
    Oh lord…to be honest, I don’t think I could allow an unvaccinated person to live with me. Even a close family member- they’d be out on the street! 😂 But you are a good person to protect the public’s health by keeping him imprisoned for Christmas.

    Enjoy that champagne, you’ve earned it!
I don't have much of a choice as my wife would leave me if I kicked him out. A few years back he moved out but that didn't work out at all - he decided that drug-dealing was the way to go!
I did enjoy my Xmas Champagne on my own!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 5:57 am

    Quoting CleavageFan4U:
    YIKES, that totally sucks and I understand your being bitter about it. I would be as well.

    I'm not sure it is you that is the servant, as opposed to a joint effort with wifey and perhaps others in the house ( well unless they've dressed you up as a maid to put some fun in it ) but I'm sure there is a logical reason and perhaps it's best just to plunge ahead as you seem to be doing.

    I hope you have as Merry a Christmas as the situation allows.

    Are You Feeling It Yet
    Festive Green Wrappings, on HNW
    Learning Greek
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Yes it was a joint effort tending to my son-in-law's needs, though I got the daytime shift when he is most needy!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 5:59 am

    Quoting seingalt23:
    Seems to be quite entertaining to have an enemy just next door

    Anyway, with some humour we will survive everything and everyone. My former wife is now living on the other side, reading other "newspapers" and following strange people.

    Good to having her in an about 30 miles distance now.

    Follow Mark Twain and enjoy life, whenever you can!

    Cheers to a Merry Christmas
    Giacomo
I wish my son-in-law was 30 miles away from me!
Hope you had a good Xmas.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 6:01 am

    Quoting staci_19702:
    Oh! Spunky. Am sorry to hear about this!
    Keep on keeping in! We are rooting for you! 😃
My son-in-law may be in for a long haul of isolation as he has just tested positive again. He was hoping to be a free man tomorrow!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 6:02 am

    Quoting  :

I hope he learns from all this but I suspect he won't. I've always advised to think things through before making a decision and then do the exact opposite of what he thinks he should do!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 6:05 am

    Quoting author51:
    Oh my friend. It usually takes these naysayers and anti-Covid ( dare I say blind idiots/) to finally get it themselve and know first hand that it is very real. Unfortunately when it happens due to their carelessness and not caring about anyone else but themselves, they infect others. Your wife and hopefully not you my friend. My thoughts and prayers go to you, your health and saftety along with your wife's. As to your son in law, let him get his own stuff and learn a valuable lesson....Sorry Hun just my thoughts there.. Take care of you first and your wife..xoxo
If I got my son-in-law to get his own stuff, it would mean him entering the kitchen and lounge, which I use, and I don't want to catch covid from him. It's safer for me with him locked away in his bedroom!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 6:28 am

    Quoting author51:
    Merry Christmas my friend.. You are in my thoughts and prayers....xoxo
Hope you had a fun Xmas Day.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 6:37 am

    Quoting SilverFoxMark66:
    Oh dear, my sympathies are with you, not your son, & apart from agreeing with many of the above I'm reminded of Abe Lincoln's quote "I don't like that person, I need to get to know him better"! Maybe, IF you can stay curious you can find out what evidence he's based his current beliefs on? Have a Merry Xmas anyway, (it might irritate him eve more!)
I've repeatedly tried to pin down my son-in-law on why he doesn't take covid seriously. The last conversation ended up with him saying that he doesn't care. I'm hoping now that he's got covid that he will now care. But I'm not holding my breath!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 6:39 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    I am so sorry this happened to you my friend. But I can tell you that your not alone with not Celebrating Christmas once again we are not as well.

    Some kids think they are invincible and don't want to listen to us when we are older and wiser than they are and pay attention to the issues regarding Covid-19. And he is wrong about the Omnicron Virus, its a virus spun off form the original Covid-19 virus.

    I am so sorry he ruined your Christmas my friend, but like me I just have to pray that there is a very Merry Christmas for us next year..
Let's hope Christmas next year is a much merrier one than this year's.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 6:41 am

    Quoting smartasswoman:
    And it goes without saying that I hope you're able to avoid catching it from him. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
I'm trying to organise a test for myself but there's a shortage of testing kits here thanks to Brexit. following Brexit, a lot of lorry drivers returned to Poland etc. Now we don't have enough lorry drivers to move kits from warehousers to pharmacists etc!


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
12/27/2021 6:42 am

arsenic is traceable in an autopsy

or so ive heard


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 6:43 am

    Quoting citizen4722:
    Sorry that this has happened and I'm sure you're not the only one who's had to cancel Christmas for the same reason.
    There are so many young adults getting Covid over here and the one's that decided not to have the vaccine are the main patients. They then ask to have the vaccine, but they don't realise you have to recover from the virus before you can have it.
I'm tempted to make vaccinations mandatory but I stop short of this when I think some would forcibly have to be vaccinated or would go to prison instead, which wouldn't look good!


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 6:44 am

    Quoting PonyGirl1965:
    I'm so sorry Spunky! You shouldn't have to shoulder the burden of his carelessness. Hugs!!
Hopefully his isolation will end in a few days time though he is still testing positive.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 6:44 am

    Quoting Weeload2:
    Take care ! Sorry to hear... I read a spot yesterday where scientists found that milk protein (from cows and humans) plus Benadryl are showing signs to cure covid.
    Have a good christmas day
I hope your Xmas Day was a good one.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 7:31 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    arsenic is traceable in an autopsy

    or so ive heard

I better do some more research and find something non-traceable. I don't want to go to prison!


sweet_VM 64F
81699 posts
12/27/2021 10:03 am

Sorry to hear that. Our government cancelled just about everything here. Limiting families visits for Christmas because of our numbers going way up. Stay safe. There is always next year. Hopefully we are in a better place next year. hugs V

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spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/27/2021 11:29 am

    Quoting sweet_VM:
    Sorry to hear that. Our government cancelled just about everything here. Limiting families visits for Christmas because of our numbers going way up. Stay safe. There is always next year. Hopefully we are in a better place next year. hugs V
It seems covid isn't going to go away very soon. Let's hope for a better new year.


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