Everyone is on edge, even those of us who aren't leaving the house. I understand that tempers are flaring, but this kind of behavior is outrageous.
I'm seeing way too much of this horrible behavior in the news. I'm seeing videos of people screaming at people... telling them to go home to China. It horrifies me. Many of the people targeted, are Asian Americans, just like my daughter-in-law. Many of these victims have never been to Asia. But even if they had just arrived from China, they should never be treated this way!
Lunar New Year
I'm constantly looking at the calendar, trying to wrap my head around the beginning of 2020. I remember on January 25, Don and I picked up carryouts to celebrate the Lunar New Year. That was before people were doing carryouts to be cautious.
I remember feeling a little guilty, that I even thought briefly, about Coronavirus worries, before picking up our food. That's ridiculous... then again, there's so much travel between Houston and China... That thought only lasted a second. The food was wonderful.
A month later in February, I picked up carryouts at our favorite Thai restaurant. I was shocked to find empty tables at the popular place. Where is everyone? Are people really afraid of dining in Asian restaurants? Just a couple weeks later, restaurant closures began.
Making Things Worse
I understand that people are scared and uncertain. It's okay for worried people to stay away from restaurants. But I don't understand the scared, ignorant and angry fools, who lash out at anyone who looks Asian.
Or maybe I do. Our president has been calling this virus, the China Virus. It's stigmatizing, but he says it's not racist at all. "The virus comes from China."
Trump also said, "It will go away, just stay calm." But it hasn't.
Once again, I turn off the TV and remind myself that this virus does not discriminate against people... but people do. Sadly there are a lot of people out there, who seem to be more evil than this virus!
Cancer - Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!