It's Been a Long Time

in #life10 months ago (edited)

It's been a long time since I have written anything and its been even longer since I posted on this site. I don't know if anyone is still around or if they have moved on or succumb to the virus that is creeping across the world. I don't know if this place still has any activity or not either. However I miss expressing myself and I once had an audience here (small though it may be) so I thought I'd stop by and say hello.

I used to talk about my job from time to time and that is the primary cause for my long absence. I am a postal worker and we, for better or worse have been getting absolutely slammed since November of last year. They call Christmas "peak season" so not surprisingly, we were busy through for the last two months of the year. Then the virus hit and the shipping industry reached it's new peak and a new peak after that. For months, I have been working 60 hour weeks and even thinking about writing was more than my exhausted mind or body could handle.

They call us front line workers in the media. The supervisors and managers called us heroes in their morning talks. However, I still feel like the public forgets what we face. We are not doctors who save the sick and comfort the dying. We are not first responders. We move the mail and that is a boring, mundane, thing but I serve the customers for eight of my ten work hours on most days. I get coughed on, yelled at for wearing a mask by the anti-mask crowed, and judged by the pro mask people when I take it off momentarily to allow myself a breath of fresh air. I don't expect to be treated like a "hero" but I would like people to understand that we are putting ourselves at risk and overworking ourselves to keep an ever more important avenue of commerce open during these difficult times and cut us a little slack. I don't know, maybe our society is too addicted to its own sense of entitlement for most individuals to recognize that others are enduring the same hardships that they are in these trying times.

Anyway, I know that was short and mostly just me bitching about work. I hope all is well with everyone. I wish you all safety and comfort in the coming months. If I had more energy, I'd say more and edit this better. I really want to make more time to write but I don't know if I can follow through with that given the situation as it stands. I haven't abandoned this place and I hope to return but I can't give a solid answer as to when that will be.

Peace.

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Welcome back. It's good to see you.
Some of us stayed, some of us left, some of us post on both platforms.
Me, I decided to stay #steemexclusive
Politics aside, I didn't come here for blockchain politics.

In terms of the "first responder", "heroes", "We're all in this together." (slogan mantras if you please)
Well, I don't think I need to get into globalist psychology tactics with you.. ;)
You're doing what you need to do to survive, and walk through life with empathy and compassion in your heart, despite there being so much selfishness and wickedness in the world.
I think of you as a hero, but probably not in the same context as the verbal diarrhea "Simon says" sheeple masses.

Anyway, it's great to see you. I hope your health is well and you've been doing alright!

Hahah Thanks. Its nice to hear that.

Yeah I was kind of clicking around and I saw that this place looks a little different. I guess a lot happened since I left.

Tell me about it. They seem to pour more and more of that verbal diarrhea on us all the time. lol

Its good to see that you're still around here and of course, surviving in the corona wasteland lol.

I don't know if anyone is still around or if they have moved on

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