Laugh or Cry: A COVID-Era Dilemma

I tried to process this info; the reality that had seeped into our lives. Fact was, my husband, a grown man, had resorted to wearing a child's swim goggle from 5 years back.
Laugh or Cry?
Dana Corriel, MD

Dana Corriel, MD

A board certified internal medicine physician who, mid-career, swapped stethoscope for computer screen, and has become a digital brand consultant. for individual health experts and businesses, alike.

An early COVID-era event.

Last night, my husband, also a physician, spent a bit of time downstairs, rummaging through forgotten knick knacks for goggles or eye protection of some sort.

Can you imagine wearing home-made protection at work?

He then came back up to where we were gathered, carrying exhibit A, below.‬

 

 

 

I tried to process this info; the reality that had seeped into our lives.

Fact was, my husband, a grown man, had resorted to wearing a child’s swim goggle from 5 years back.

‪It was becoming unclear to me whether I should be laughing – at the sheer ridiculousness of the situation – or crying – at the sad state of affairs to which we’ve arrived.

 

I posted my thoughts to Twitter.

There, one can literally spew random thoughts like this “out loud”, in a succinct 280 characters.

Then, you can follow it up – repeatedly – with 280 characters more.

(psst.. because 280 is the limit of a single tweet)

No one on Twitter can walk away from what you want to say. Except, of course, if they unfollow.

 

That’s all I have to say on this. For now.

 

(ETA: If you’re interested in reading a commentary on the state of affairs of COVID healthcare workers during the pandemic, read my friend Louis Profeta’s article, for SoMeDocs. He’s an ER doc and a Top LinkedIn voice, so it’s worth the read. Find it here.)

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