I suppose I could be just as annoying as everyone else

Throughout this whole virus mishegoss I occasionally whined about all the whiners. Aside from a bit of trouble getting bread and milk last March the lockdown and restrictions have had NO affect on my life at all. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. Ninguno.

Sure, sure, I’ve put off an eye exam and re-scheduled my opthamologist appointment (those are two different things in my world, my opthamologist doesn’t do refraction exams). Somehow eye exams are a little too up-close and personal. My poor husband has had only two professional haircuts in this past year. I’ve done a little hair housekeeping for him, and as for myself, I always cut my on hair so no change there.

First it was all about getting tested for the virus, then last December when the first vaccines became available, there was this crazy frenzied (is that redundant?) bitching and moaning about how hard it was to score some drugs. Fast forward into January and then the beginning of February and there was the crowing and bragging and the Nanny-Nanny-Boo-Booing of those who got their vaccinations. Oy! It really annoyed me.

I didn’t register us (my husband and I, both 74 years old with underlying medical conditions) until the beginning of February. A week after I registered with the county the state hi-jacked the vaccination system. Supposedly those who had registered with their counties would get automatically rolled into the state registration. I checked, we weren’t, so I registered again, that was about 2 weeks ago.

Last week the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was approved – a one and done vaccine. My husband said – “I want that one”. I said “We’ll take what we get but we probably won’t get an appointment until May or June, so…”

Last night I checked my email around 7:20pm and there was an email from the state health department – we were being offered vaccination appointments. Not only that but at the top of the list of the three locations we could access was a place about a half-mile away and it was dispensing the J&J vaccine. Score.

I immediately made my husband turn on his computer and access his email and he had the same one. I had him accept the invitation and we got consecutive appointments. Saturday, March 6th, 11:30am and 11:45am. I was so excited!

So now I know what all all those nanny-nanny-boo-boo people were feeling. This morning my excitement has abated. It is all just ho-hum. My only concern is what time to leave the house to get there on time but not too early because despite the vaccination location being a mere ten minute walk from here we will have to take an Uber – my husband can’t walk that far – and you never know how long it will take for an Uber to respond – especially when we are going such a short distance.

Have I now joined the ranks of the annoying?

3 thoughts on “I suppose I could be just as annoying as everyone else

  1. I know that I must have joined the ranks of the annoying. I’m 78 and my 80yr year old Husband passed away last March (not of covid). I no-longer bother with a car, so I was worried about how I was going to get to the location allotted to me when my appointment came through. It was ridiculous as I know that my Son would come and take me. I’m so determined to be as independent as I possibly can as he’s had to deal with all our bereavement business.
    Anyway, my Daughter-in-law, who has been very busy with the vaccination program in the Dr.’s practice were she works as their Practice Manager got in touch with me one evening as they were finishing up in the location were she was located and said that they had a spare vaccine and did I want it as otherwise it would go to waist. She & the nurse would be with me in 30mins…and they were XXX

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    1. So they came to you instead of you having to go to them? Now that is service. Today is Saturday and we will be getting our ‘one and done’ vaccine later this morning. I won’t be writing about it because, well, it’s just a shot, isn’t it? Nothing to brag about. And yes, getting older one wants to maintain one’s independence but one also has to learn how to ask and accept help – I’m bad with that.

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