Last weekend was supposed to be Pete’s Robo-Con but it’s been moved to July because of the pandemic. Now, I took the time off thinking that Prime and I would take a brief road trip and go, but that didn’t happen.
I don’t know if it’ll happen in July, either.
Don’t get me wrong: I put in for the time off that weekend. As to whether or not I actually get it is another thing entirely; we don’t exactly have the most competent of people in management. I’ve been given vacation time, only to be scheduled to work those days and I’ve had to fight like hell to get it changed. It doesn’t help that we keep moving managers left and right; we’ll have someone fairly competent for a few weeks, then we’ll get stuck with someone who doesn’t know their ass from a hole in the ground.
There are days I want to rip my hair out by the roots. It gets that bad. The only thing that keeps me there is the health insurance. That shit is honestly great and it’s the only reason why I stay.
Honestly, I shouldn’t be too worried about Robo-Con. Pete has said that all the BotCon exclusives are available to non-attendees, though Prime isn’t exactly sanguine on giving Pete any of our money. I can’t say that I blame him.
To be honest, I’m wondering if BotCon will happen next year. This pandemic has thrown everything off and I don’t see things getting back to normal anytime soon. Now, if we get a vaccine for coronavirus, things will probably change. But who knows how long that will take?
I miss BotCon. I miss seeing my friends. But I’d rather wait if it means there won’t be any empty spaces at the dinner table for Hall of Fame night. Because the alternative doesn’t make me happy.
It has been over 4 years since we were at our last BotCon in April 2016. A different lifetime ago, before the Drama Queen took office. If Botcon hadn’t ended I can only wonder where BotCons ’17, ’18, ’19 and ’20 would’ve been and how they would’ve been…
If this infernal pandemic can be brought under control with an effective vaccine, hopefully we will get this back as 1 of the many things in life now stolen from us. It was bittersweet seeing our neighbors the Jacobos eldest daughter having a special high school graduation celebration held for her that was untraditional but still special.