OK, I have to get this off my chest...
This afternoon I went into my office, and found out my boss' wife has Covid, so he's not at work(so that's a good start). The office consists of us retirees with two active duty Sailors. As a result, a lot of senior Sailors come in to shoot sea stories.
We had a Sailor come in who somehow tried to get a religious exemption to avoid the "jab", but because he is a special Rate(job assignment), he was slow-walked until DoD stopped caring(It happens, and I predicted it would). He's a Chief (senior enlisted, like a First/Master Sargent), and beside his stupid decision, he is the ideal Sailor. At this point, our Command Master Chief (highest senior enlisted, like a Sargent Major - I hope you are all learning something :)) comes in, and they start talking(luckily our Sailors aren't in the office). And then they say this:
Command Master Chief: (After Chief jokes about getting all the shots except one)So, did you get Covid?
Chief: No, did you?
CMC: Yeah, it was no big deal.(He had two shots, like the rest of us.)
Now normally, I get in their faces and become Instructor Kosh, but today I couldn't do it. I stormed out of my own office because I haven't wanted to knock out a Sailor this bad since I was a Sailor!
This. This is what we're dealing with. I literally check my temperature and O2 levels twice a day(because of comorbidities) and test myself every other day(out of my own pocket)because I work with other people, I'm the only one who wears a mask outside my office(who didn't come back to work after having Covid), and yet I know I'll catch if from someone who doesn't give a fuck. Meanwhile, I'm keeping an AV safe until he lucks out.
Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. Here is a quote and an explanation of all of Kosh. If you like Sci-Fi, may I suggest Babylon 5?