Over thinking it

“You know how many people we come across every day?! Cycling into work, that is about 30 of ‘em. You get a coffee, with your keep cup of course because that is good for the environment, but going into the cafe is another 10. With a bit of luck there is just one other person standing next to you in the lift once you get to your building, but often you feel like sardines in a tin. During work itself, things are fine, it is always the same people, but they meet all these people during the day that you don’t come across.”

“Anyway that was only the morning, but just think about it. All those people you might come too close to… Yes, the app will know who has it and things, but when I meet different people every day, just by going to work… It must be so easy to still get it. And then when you get it again, because they still don’t know whether you become really immune, it might mean another two weeks of isolation.”

“I can imagine employers are not too keen on having people isolate so regularly, it will drop their productivity. So I understand that people break the rules, get an extra version of the app on a different phone, or turn it off when they are outside. To make things looks better than they are, or to make sure that they don’t get fired because they have to isolate after going to the pub. But, you know, I’m an honest person. I really struggle to go against rules that I know make sense. Yes, I wish I could break them so that I can let myself go once in a while. But I just don’t want to be the one that gets found out, and loses its job, which means that I won’t be able to pay my mortgage, and then all turns to the you-know-what. Sure, I know, rationally, that the chances are small of getting caught and I should just go out and meet some people outside of work and get an extra phone like everybody else, but still, … can you imagine.” 

By Anne Spaa (@SpaaAnne)