These People

Wednesday 29th April

“I think it’s a great way to live, to fight for yourself, to fight for your friends, to fight for a community of individuals who are sharing your experience and to fight for dignity and a better life, and there will be a tipping point. There will be victories and they will be joyous.” – Peter Staley

Over on our site Weekly Prompts, the Wednesday challenge from GC and me is Tipping Point.

picnic party


Patiently waiting for the Tipping Point has become our way of life, but for some people, the personal tipping point has already occurred; staying at home waiting for the go-ahead to begin a gradual and phased return to our normal lives was not for them. They wanted it now.

Stay at Home was the instruction, but over the sunny weekend, our police issued more on the spot fines to congregating groups flouting the rules since the ruling began. 

Over twenty-six thousand people have died in the UK from the coronavirus (all settings) and many thousands of others are grief-stricken and mourning their devastating loss. Does this mean nothing to these individuals, do they not realise the reason why these poor souls died?

People died drowning in their own fluid, but not because a virus evolved in Asia.

A handful of people brought Covid to our shores, but the disease could have been curtailed weeks ago; instead, it continued on its deadly path, and more people lost their lives and simply because other people refused to do as they were told!

(C) 2020 Wednesday Challenge Tipping Point from Weekly Prompts.

Editorial Comment: Yesterday, in the UK, the minute’s silence, the tribute to the NHS and care workers who died after contracting the coronavirus filled me with sadness and anger. The tribute coupled with my frustration at the way the virus has spread led to the compilation of this post, which is not the one I had originally planned for today.

Post edited at 5:00pm (UK) to include the updated death toll which now includes all settings.

Clipart courtesy of Microsoft.

17 thoughts on “These People

  1. There are always those that think such warnings aren’t meant for them. They never realise the damage they cause to others. Then there are the so called rebels who don’t like being told what to do. Then you have the conspiracy theorists who think it’s all a hoax. Let’s hope we beat this thing soon.

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    1. I so agree with you, what is wrong with these people?
      Oh, I hope it disappears soon but I fear it’s here to stay for a while longer.
      Thank you, Trev. 🙂

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    1. I really wish someone from those daily briefings would just come right out and tell it how it is.

      Save the NHS and Save Lives is the ongoing message, people hear it but they don’t grasp the whys and wherefores, some people need that message breaking down further. They need someone to tell them ‘This is Your Fault!
      Thank you, Derrick

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  2. I think you touched on all the emotions, Sue: Sadness, anger, frustration. And the people who ‘demand’ that shops/beaches/restaurants ‘be opened now!’ I just want to scream.

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  3. I really share your anger, frustration and sadness Sue. We have done really well in supressing COVID-19. On Sunday the Premier of Western Australia announced a small relaxation of strict isolation rules and people went over the top with picnics and parties. Many people seem not to understand how the virus works.

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  4. Murphy's Law

    Sue, I don’t believe it’s possible for anyone, anywhere in the world, to not understand how this virus works! The media coverage on it is 24/7…, radio, newspapers, magazines. These are just selfish, arrogant idiots who want what they want when they want it and to hell with the rest of us who are following the rules in order to not only protect ourselves, but those idiots! 😡😤😡

    It makes my blood boil. These are the kind of people who, if they lost Grandma or Uncle George to Covid-19, they wouldn’t even feel bad. They’d be too busy finding out if they were in line for an inheritance!!

    Whatever happened to patience, self-control, and just plain “doing what’s right for the good of EVERYONE “?

    Sorry to rant. Jeez, look at me talking about ‘self-control’!!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Oh, Ginger you are absolutely right on all counts.
      We do the right thing, stay home, keep away from other people and don’t treat the whole crisis as though the rules don’t apply to us. If only others would do the same.
      Ginger, go for it and rant as much as you please! And Thank you so much your opinions, they are appreciated. 🙂


  5. Oh, Sue, I feel the exact same way!
    In my whole life, I have never understood people like those people…and I never will. It is frustrating, saddening, maddening, scary, etc. 😦
    I try to be kind about it…as maybe they are scared and feel so out of control that they are trying to control something…but, some of them are just heart-less, selfish, and arrogant. 😦
    Great post! Important words! Valid feelings!
    Thank you for sharing all of this!
    (((HUGS))) ❤

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    1. I cannot think of them as scared, I can only think of them as the type who don’t watch the news bulletins, don’t bother keeping up-to-date with the scientific advice. The selfish, thoughtless and uncaring type and quite frankly the uneducated!
      I can’t give them the benefit of the doubt because I feel too angry.

      I lost my husband and my brother to cancer and I lost friends too. Despite medical intervention we couldn’t save them, but these people could have had a chance.

      We could have saved so many from this disease, but these people signed their death warrants.

      I wish I was a nicer person like you and could give them the benefit of the doubt.

      Thank you, Caroline 🙂

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  6. I understand.
    I lost my dad, a sister, a grandpa, an aunt and others to cancer. And you’re right…we couldn’t save them. 😦
    A friend just lost his mom to COVID19 last weekend. My youngest daughter has a co-worker who has COVID19 and is not doing well. 😦
    And, yes, with this we have a chance to protect each other. And so sad, so tragic that the people already lost could have not had to endure all of that. 😦
    It always seems like those who follow the rules are punished by those who feel they are above the rules. 😦

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    1. I am so sorry to hear about the ones you’ve lost. How awful that you know others who are ill or who have died from the virus. My heart breaks for all the families who are suffering.

      Carolyn, thank you so much for your comments. 🙂

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