Here's one I've been seeing around FB. Rather than type it out every time I see it, I'm just going to do it once and link to it when I need to! Feel free to link to it if you'd like.
What you think you did: proved the safety measures put in place make no sense and triggered someone to start thinking for themselves.
What you actually did: proved to the employee who has no choice but to follow the rules that have been put in place because her paycheck depends on it that you're going to be one of those tables. Do you really think that she doesn't know that the air circulation in the closed environment is likely going to cause an outbreak? Of course she does. She's in that environment every day. And guess which person she is now concerned is going to cause that outbreak? Yep, the person who is vocally questioning the rules.
Her reaction isn't confusion. It's "If it wasn't for my kid I have to support, I'd give this person hell and quit right now."
Also, if you've ever considered that being rude to the people who literally handle your food is a good idea, you should watch the movie Waiting.
Back to the post:
What you think you did: proved to the Cashier that they are being foolish believing that any of these things are going to protect anyone.
What you actually did: proved to the Cashier that you are clueless and self-centered.
Here's a fun experiment! You'll need two things: your laptop and a big bottle of spray disinfectant.
- Spray your laptop with the disinfectant. Really get it in there, concentrate on the keyboard but don't forget the screen. Even if you don't believe that covid is real, your actual job depends on you spraying the living crap out of that laptop.
- Wipe the keyboard and screen. Don't worry if this accidentally triggers an error message or reboots your laptop, just keep going.
- Do this every 5 minutes for 18 hours.
- After 18 hours, does your laptop still work? It does? Okay, now repeat these steps for the next 6 months straight, do not stop.
- Imagine if there was only some way to prevent all that spraying and wiping from interfering with the sensitive electronics, like some sort of protective plastic cover.