I mentioned a couple of days ago that I was the only member of staff at work who tested negative for covid-19. That left us in a crazy situation and totally reliant on locums.
But yesterday got crazier. In the end the decision was made to close and wait for a deep cleaning company to come and mist the entire building with cleaning chemicals.
There were some crazy phone-calls and situations we had to deal with yesterday. I can’t explain all of it because you would wonder what the heck is going on. But hopefully that deep clean will have removed whatever was lingering in our building and resulting in so many staff and patients being ill.
My pulse was racing all day yesterday as adrenaline surged. I don’t think I have ever had such a crazy day at work.
“The stupid one is reckless and overconfident.”Proverbs 14:16
There is a deadly disease on the rampage, but some people still don’t seem to take the warnings seriously.
We ought to comply with all that has been asked of us – it is for our protection. We may have a lot of questions and concerns over jobs, education and all sorts of other things. But the restrictions are there to save our lives.
To go around thinking, “I’m be fine, I’m fit, I won’t get ill,” is inviting pain and heartbreak. We ought to think about how our actions will effect not just us and our family – but others too.
I was chatting with a London-based blogger who said that she was sad but convinced that cancelling her plans to travel at Christmas was the right thing to do. She said, “I wasn’t just thinking about the danger to my own mum, I was thinking of everyone else in the train carriage if I had travelled. I don’t want to be responsible for someone else losing their mum.”
How can we expect our Creator’s blessing if we are not showing appreciation for the cost of life?
I was getting my things the other night just before I left work and my boss said to me, “Thanks for all your hard work, you’ve been great.” She doesn’t often take time out to say that. But I have done overtime this week to cover for other people who were self-isolating.
She then asked me a question I never know how to answer at the moment, “What are you plans for the weekend?” IS THAT A TRICK QUESTION?
We’re in a national lockdown. One in thirty people here have coronavirus. Who makes plans?