Can I get an AMEN??? It is SO important to cleanse your life of "those" people who go out of their way to find things to **bleep** about. I just read a letter to the local paper where some guy was angry because the city flushed the fire hydrants and didn't post signs that they were going to do it. And the quote is "I turned on my kitchen faucet and had 4 big air bubbles come through and it made me think I had a problem with my plumbing." Well, let me start by saying that if you are THAT dumb that you couldn't figure out why you had air bubbles in your water lines, there is really little that can be done about you. And then I'll move on to "THAT bothered you? THAT is something that motivated you to write a letter to the editor? That 3 seconds of your life?"
Some people actively and consciously choose to live in a world where it rains every day. I don't associate with those people. You are only in control of things you are in control of. Politics, others choices to get vaccine or not, rising prices... you are not in control of that. If you want to think you have control over things because once every 4 years you can vote in a new president, you have my sympathy, because life is going to be really hard for you.
I knew someone who sternly tried to rally everyone she knew against the governor of my state because he installed a quarantine during the height of Covid that closed restaurants. Every day she posted how her rights were being violated and all the yada yada, just because she couldn't dine out and can't cook. How we should all sign petitions to remove him from office. You can connect her being unvaccinated and not quarantining at home, or not, to her getting Covid.
She died from it. But hey, she exercised her rights to eat dinner in what places chose to defy the governor's rules!!
THOSE kind of people in general are gone from my life. Johnny Mercer wrote in 1945
"You've got to accentuate the positive - eliminate the negative"
Now, disclaimer: I am an extreme loner to begin with to the point where I didn't even notice being quarantined. Those months we were in quarantine I only drove 60-70 miles in a whole month, and those miles were all going to pick up food orders at three different grocery stores, necessitated by shortages that saw me have to go to store B and C because of what store A was out of.
Still, KEEP purging. If they plan to rain on your parade, don't take them with you.