I Wish I Was Surprised

My province’s COVID-19 numbers have started ticking upwards again.

They started their upward swing about two weeks after Mother’s Day.

Am I surprised?

Our PREMIER broke his own rules on Mother’s Day by having a gathering of more than five people at his house.

‘Do as I say, not as I do’ isn’t going to cut it.

We’ve entered Phase 1 of reopening in May, after barely a week of downward-trending numbers, despite public health announcements in April that we would need to see two- to four-week decreases to allow for the easing of restrictions.

It’s like my government just decided it was all too hard and the best course of action would be to just try to get back to normal and push on through.

Well, guess what?

It’s July May and it’s hot and it’s sunny and it’s finally summer spring and announcing we were reopening made people think everything was good. So people flocked to the parks (or at least one park in particular).

And surprise, surprise (me: not surprised), on Monday we were told that, in fact, the province won’t be loosening the five person limit on gatherings anytime soon.

I just want to be able to hug my mum.

I didn’t do that on Mother’s Day because I am following the rules.

I am behaving like a good citizen because I think we are in a serious mess here and I want to do the right thing.

But today I am really pissed off.

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3 responses to “I Wish I Was Surprised

  1. This is what I suspect I’ll see in another week because they started relaxing some things in my state. I, too, just want to hug my family. I want to see my siblings. It is breaking my heart to feel so far away.

  2. I am pissed off too. I have been out exactly once since March 12th (aside from walks around the neighbourhood), and if/when I do venture back out into the world again, you can bet I’ll be wearing a mask. I just want to go “home” & hug my parents — and I can’t do that. I won’t be there for their 60th wedding anniversary this summer. Even if I travelled there, they still want out-of-province visitors to quarantine for 14 days. Bah humbug. 😦

  3. Mali

    Wow, I really understand that you are pissed off. I hope that people get the message with this spike, but the fine weather won’t be helping. In many ways, we have been helped with the move into winter promoting stay-at-home vibes anyway. Wishing you the best.

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