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One of the many reasons I love Bald Move and this community is the opportunity to chat about common interests with people whose experiences are different from mine. If I want to know how a gay person feels about the portrayal of a gay couple on Star Trek, I can get at least a couple perspectives here from people who are both gay and real fans of the property. Those circles don't touch in the venn diagram of people I know personally. That's just one example.and 5 others.
I want everyone to be a Bald Move fan and participate ESPECIALLY if they don't look, sound, walk, talk or fuck like me.
@A_Ron_Hubbard I want you and @Jim to know that I switched to paying monthly and avoid renewing during discount promotions because you take stands like this.
Hatorian said:The end is coming.We have 3 of the 4 horsemen.Pestilence: the virus
famine: Africa getting hit hard by locust and stores running out of food
war: always war but North Korea acting really stupid and Iran may explode anytime now
death is coming too.It was nice knowing you all.Oh also this...
That's at least the second troll to get banned responding to me.Am I the canary in the Bald Move coal mine? I'm picturing @Alkaid13 sitting at his computwr thinking "Jesus Christ this guy can't even get along with the Canadians".Pour one out for Emn and Shin.
Dee said:My daughter was in tears a couple of days ago because she had yet another shift cancelled - she works in a restaurant. I really felt for her, but I also had to give her a bit of a reality check. She has about $30k in savings (mostly from an inheritance) and me to come home to if she needs to. My job is very secure and likely to get more busy with overtime if anything else so I won’t have any problem feeding myself and her if necessary.I reminded her that many of her friends - including her housemate - don’t have family support and live pay to pay, and would be really struggling to pay rent and eat at the moment. It was a sobering moment for her. She’s a lovely, kind girl, but she doesn’t realise her own privilege at times.
So, I'm currently waiting on COVID-19 test results to confirm I have a regular run-of-the-mill cold. I hesitate to post this because I feel weirdly embarrassed.
I've had a mild cough since about February 20th. A day or two ahead of this, I definitely felt some chest congestion and knew a cold was coming. On the 21st, I left on a work trip and spent the rest of the month in India. The cough persisted while I was on the trip - getting a little more prominent as I prepared to return home March 1st. At this point there was only additional health screening for people returning to Canada from China, Italy, Iran, and cruise ships.
Cut to March 8th - I've been home for a week and the cough is getting worse. This is the point where i would normally make an appointment with a doctor as it's become quite uncomfortable and interfering with my sleep. The thing is, our provincial health authority is advising people not to go to the doctor without being referred there unless they're acutely ill - which I am not. We have a service called HealthLink that you can call to get advice and direction from an RN - so I call HealthLink.
We talk over my symptoms and the nurse tells me that two to three weeks is considered normal for a simple cough to persist, so I probably don't need to make a doctor's appointment unless it's still bothering me next week. That being said, I'm now someone who's been out of the country (they no longer care where you were) and has reported at least one COVID-19 symptom, so I need to be tested. It doesn't matter that I had the cough before I traveled because it's possible that I picked up a secondary infection - especially since it appears to be getting worse. So, I had to bring myself down to an assessment center, mask up, and get a q-tip shoved waaaaaay up my nose. Now I'm "self-isolating" and waiting for the results.
I'm 99.9% certain I have a simple respiratory infection that may or may not need treatment to get cleared up, but I can't shake feeling vaguely guilty about the whole thing. My rationale for waiting was that I didn't want to add to the load on the health care system at a critical time, but now I'm feeling like I should have acted sooner - possibly only because the whole thing would have been resolved by now.
TLDR: Felt sick, might delete later.
I'm going to say @alexisonpaper is in a great position to revive "Mildly Interesting" from its early grave.