I’m Sick of Being Told to Stay Safe

I had thought we were over the whole “stay safe” thing, finally, now that we are over 15 months past the whole “15 Days to Flatten the Curve” thing.

But apparently not.

It appears to have made a resurgence. Perhaps this is because the vaxxed are worried their vaxxes are wearing off and it hasn’t been their turn yet at the boosters.

Today I was asked by a client if I was “staying safe” and told by another at the end of our call to “stay safe.”

I can’t tell you how much this phrase grates me, but I can’t say much to clients, so I just coughed when I mumbled “Yes” and “Will do.”

What I really want to say in reply is something like, “Get skeptical,” or at least ask them what “staying safe” entails and then critique the illogic of their answers.

I don’t remember being told anything like “stay safe” before March 2020.

(Well, I take that back. People would say “safe travels” or “Be safe” if they knew I was traveling some place iffy to see clients.)

People asked me, “How have you been?” as a general greeting or said “Hope you stay well this winter” if there was a flu going around.

I know this whole “stay safe” thing started with the whole safer at home movement that was part of the flatten thing and I know it is the cabal’s attempt to condition us that we need to be afraid and look to them for safety, but it needs to end.

Any ideas on good comebacks to use in different situations?

Cheshire the Cat

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