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Some of you have met my better half, JY. While I credit him with my conversion to conservatism, he didn’t work hard at it (even though he has an economic’s degree). When it comes to politics, he keeps a low profile; I’m the one who follows the day-to-day, the press conferences, the polls, and the commentators.
He has suffered a grueling commute for 30-plus years. We’ve joked that he’s the only person in LA who has fond memories of the LA riots as his time on the road was so reduced.
He feels similarly about COVID-19; he hasn’t missed a minute of work. In fact, the time saved on the road has been largely spent at work.
He runs a factory that has seen better days. But as the last domestic manufacturer of a type of construction equipment and with the presidency of DT, he and the owner have long felt that if they hung in there, it would be worth it. And that opportunity may have arrived.
He has not changed his life one bit due to COVID. We still see our circle of friends (one a front-line nurse) several times per week. We spend time with our family and grandchildren. We don’t dine out often, so the bars and restaurants being closed haven’t affected us much. He goes to work where no one wears a mask because they actually have to communicate with each other. He still shakes hands. He meets with vendors and visits their places of operation. He’s been nonchalant and indifferent, even though of all the people we know, we’re in the “danger zone” of 60-plus.
Bring up COVID with him and all you’ll hear about is his awesome 45-minute commute.
As I write this, he is undergoing a knee replacement surgery, long delayed thanks to COVID. Because of the operation, he had to get a COVID test and he got the results this am before the surgery.
That’s a negative, Ghost Rider.
The virus has never worried me. Glad I never lost a minute of sleep.Published in