Family: The Gift You Can’t Return

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Scout, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    After mamafish was talking shit about how irresponsible her cousin and his family are for visiting LA from El Salvador, and bragging about how she’s the Carefulest Careful ever, guess what she’s doing today? She’s hanging out with them at another cousin’s house. No masks, happy huddled together group photos. I assume her aunt (who has not been social distancing) will join. Oh, and mamafish recently learned she has cardiac issues, so this is an extra bad idea.
     
  2. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I’ve definitely noticed people let their guard down with family. They think because it’s family they’ll be fine, completely forgetting the fact that Covid is a virus and does not have human thoughts like “oh they’re related. I won’t infect them.”. I see it a lot on Facebook. I hope mamafish stays healthy!
     
  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Thanks, I hope so too.

    The thing is, she ranted to me a couple days ago about how non-careful these family members are, so it’s not even a blind spot because it’s family. We’ve had conversations that tell me she knows better, I think she just let wanting to be social get the better of her.
     
  4. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    This is how my 5 year old thinks. “I KNOW that A isn’t sick!! I know it. She isn’t sick!” We want to see the best in people we love so we can’t believe that they’d be careless (enough?).

    I know sweetie and you want to hug your best friend as bad as I do but we have no idea who has it and doesn’t and we can’t just go hug her right now. :sad:
     
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  5. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    We're visiting my in laws for Christmas. Whyyyy? Because they're idiots who will otherwise go to Florida with family from all over, maskless. I'm also an idiot. I hate that we have to go because they are too stupid and selfish.
     
  6. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Just me, but let them go.

    We are going to my IL’s also, but we all agreed to quarantine/isolate for 2 weeks beforehand. And I know they will because BIL is a PhD Virologist and would have a hard time explaining why he should keep his job where he makes protocols for an entire corporation if he gets it.
     
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  7. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    They claim they have also been isolating. I don't think they know what that means though.
     
  8. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    @nym711 I’d take that with a metric ton of salt - can you guys at least do masks and outdoors?

    The people who are indulging in unsafe holiday practices seem to fall into mostly two camps:
    1) They dgaf before and holidays are just consistent with their behavior.
    2) They’re treating their usually good behavior like covid credits they get to cash in for special occasions, as if this is something they’ve earned. I see this happening more so as isolation fatigue sets in.

    The other night rooster compared the people getting careless to soldiers who died drunk driving when celebrating the end of WWII (a surprisingly high number of guys died that way). It’s an extra foolish way to go when the end’s in sight.
     
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  9. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    My friends IL’s still haven’t held their granddaughter who was born in May because they refuse to quarantine for 2 weeks. They’ve only seen her briefly and outside. Apparently going shopping a million places and eating out with friends is more important. Their choice, but it super sucks esp for the older kid who misses them.
     
  10. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    @CoolWife that sounds rough, but your friends are making the right call there. That blows though that going out takes higher priority than seeing their grandchildren.

    Ngl, I’ve been pretty down the last few weeks that no grandparents will be here for Minnow’s birth, and I know they’re sad about it as well. I don’t want anyone catching covid on our behalf, either, so don’t want them traveling. But seeing my parents traipsing around also pisses me off. Not only because of the risk to themselves, but just showing what they prioritize.
     
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