Calling It

All of that and then some.

We’ve been having some difficulties with staffing as of late; it’s not the schedule this time but the sheer number of call ins we’ve been getting. Some have not been feeling well. Some are simply skipping work.

Others have been calling in because they have Covid. That’s probably why so many others have been calling in as well. They’re afraid and I don’t blame them.

I am too. I don’t even want to leave the house. If I’m that skittish now, I don’t want to think about winter.

I’ve been tucking away some non-perishable food: hot cereal, sauce for pasta, nacho cheese for quesadillas, things like that. I’ve grabbed some cat food and treats for Lulu; we’re getting a new pet supply store in my city so I’ll be able to grab her kibble on the way home from work. I’m not planning on leaving the house unless absolutely necessary during the winter months; we’ve already broken a record for Covid cases and I’m sure that it’s going to get worse in the coming weeks.

I’m willing to bet we’re going to have to go into another lockdown. It’ll be the fault of all those “But muh free-dumbs!” conservatives. They care about no one except themselves and maybe a few of their family, if even that. They’ll keep claiming medical conditions in order to not wear a mask, go to the bar after work and that sort of thing, happily spreading the disease.

I don’t want it. I may have caught it earlier in the year and even though it was a seemingly mild case, it wasn’t fun. But I really don’t want to infect Prime. If I’m dead, so what? But Prime…

I can’t even finish that thought. It’s too upsetting.

It’s going to be a long winter. But I think I can manage. I have the Switch and I have Lulu. I have Prime. I can handle this.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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1 Response to Calling It

  1. DeviceDude says:

    On the last part of your paragraph, never forget how valuable you are, Silverwynde.



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