In my summers I’ve work at a church ran soup kitchens. Now the local pastors wife knows my father what in spanish I’ve heard called ‘el sazón’ which means the seasoning in English but in Spanish it carries the equivocal meaning to green thumb (people with natural skills for plants) and black thumb (people with natural skills for mechanical/cars) which oddly enough ny dad does have both too; shame about his stuborness. Anyway, el sazón refers to people who have the skill of making food in that perfect peak of flavor; not too salty, not too bland.
They got very drunk and I had to try to get them the mile home from the pub. This was very out of character by the way, they like a drink but would not usually get too drunk while I was there. My dad decided to walk down the middle of the road so I let go of my mother to go get him and she decided to squat and pee outside another pub. I was mortified as it was chucking out time and quite a few people saw! Why not? It’s a fun and funny app. If you’re worried about privacy put her account on private. And if you’re worried about what she’s posting make an account and follow her, she won’t post anything bad because she’ll know you could see it.
Another clear fact that has emerged is that the media panic reporting likely made the problem much, much worse. I saved many article headlines from March and April, and they gave the impression that Covid 19 was a death sentence, only disclaiming near the end of the stories that most people have only mild symptoms. People read this, and at the first sign of symptoms, many crowded into hospitals, thereby creating an instant huge infection of other patients and medical professionals that snowballed.
As an excellent recent article in the NYT times by a pulmonary ER doctor in NYC stated, most people should stay home, check their blood O2 with an inexpensive pulse/ox device, and contact their doctor. One of the key problems with Covid, as he stated, is that it can compromise the lungs without typical flu-like symptoms other than some mild breathing issues. But if alert for, the patient can do simple things like sleep on their side or stomach to let the lungs clear and recover, which is exactly what they do in the hospital, and it works very well. It is interesting to me that other than the opinion piece, the Times (or media in general) didn’t bother to report things like this in the main paper.
You say he ignores you when you ask for a favor so im guessing he does not want to give you the favor and also a text message is evidence so it can be held against him at some point should you guys fall out and worst case scenario that you start a work dispute case againt him. Maybe try ringing him instead. Myself, I am considered pretty decent at programming computers. My mother, who is now a suitably feisty 92 year old, can’t do that – even though she is a whizz at programming a VHS tape VCR to record a TV program in the future. No mean feat, that.
The pastors wife knew of my schooling and later told me my father proudly commented how I helped educate him in amazing traditional French methods of making stock for better flavor and less money needed for that flavor. So she kindly gave me that chance to shine. Now here’s the problem. The other people I was working with were all mothers and women with grandchildren they were also partially raising. And here was 20 year old me. They assumed I would be a bigger burden than help.