Righteous Anger

I’m really angry right now. There are, on any given day, over 14 Million people in the world with cancer. That’s not what’s pissing me off. Cancer’s like a car getting hit by a tree in the forest. It’s an act of God and it happens, and all you can do is deal with getting it fixed. No, what’s pissing me off is the number of people who are right now, today, walking around sick and coughing, sneezing and spreading colds and flu to everyone around them without giving a single shit about who they might be putting in serious danger. This shit is preventable, and people are either too self-righteous or too lazy to do anything about it.

  • Like the guy standing at the end of the grocery store who does a spread eagle motion when he sneezes all over the food display. Seriously, dude?
  • Or the parents of those kids with the nasty cough that are EVERYWHERE right now, including the surgery waiting room at the hospital? What the hell are you thinking?
  • My personal favorites are the people working in the office when they should have stayed home. It’s the 21st century. Telecommute for a couple of weeks. The whole office doesn’t need to be sick just because your kid brought it home. For you parents::If your kid is sick, keep them home. Same thing. Telecommute until it’s through your house. Don’t bring it to me at the office, grocery store, pharmacy, etc.
  • And for Heaven’s sake, person behind the checkout counter at Walgreens, GO HOME rather than wipe your sneeze onto my merchandise, bag, money, etc.

WHY? Just WHY do you have to have so little care for the rest of us? 36,000 people are going to die in the next 5 months because you won’t cover a cough or sneeze,  refuse to wear a mask, don’t carry or use a hand sanitizer so that the gift of your cold or flu gets passed on to someone who’s immune system can’t handle it. Do you really want that?

I will tell y’all right now, if any one of you brings me this shit while I’m on chemo and I die from the flu, I’ll be haunting your ass til the day you die and probably then some. I’m not even kidding right now.

It’s really simple: If you’re sick, stay home. Use a mask. Wash your damned hands. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Don’t subject the rest of us to your cooties. PLEASE.

14.6 families of people with cancer today thank you.

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This blog is about receiving and living with a breast cancer diagnosis.
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3 Responses to Righteous Anger

  1. Renee Gjerde says:

    I totally agree with you about people staying home when they are sick. In Norway, there really is not excuse because sick time is not limited to the one week/vacation that many get in the USA. Here people get usually three days of sick leave that they can take for themselves without a doctor’s note. That is chaning, but it was that way up until now. Then you have to visit the doctor and the doctor will give you the sick time she thinks you need. Them employer then has to give you that sick time off. If your child gets sick, you also have a certain number of days to stay home and care for your child. I think that is about seven days per year, but if the child is really badly off, you can get that extended. So in the USA, with such limited sick time, I understand why so few take it. But that is no excuse for sneezing all over everything and everyone, not covering your mouth with your inner elbow to keep germs from spreading, and especially washing your hands and OFTEN!! These precautions work. I am sorry that this lazy and ignorant behavior may serious endanger your life with the absence of your immune system during and after chemo.


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  3. Tracy Arnold-Chapman says:

    I totally get it. Gigi has asthma and a hole in her heart so when she gets a cold we end up at urgent care. We work very hard not to get the flu because that is probably going to mean a hospital stay. She has not been able to attend church for weeks because the flu is so bad here and no way stays home. Thank goodness she isn’t at school. I have always been relentless about everyone staying home when they were contagious. I will not be responsible for someone else getting sick. If only everyone else could do the same.


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