Dear COVID-19 Quarantiners,
In Canada, some of you may or may not know, that our Prime Minister used to be a middle and high school teacher. So, as much as he is a politician, he is also a teacher. And today? Today, the teacher was FED UP! In his daily press conference, he reached a whole new level of being sick of us and wanting to put us all in detention.
“We’ve all seen the pictures online of people who seem to think they’re invincible. Well, you’re not. Enough is enough. Go home and stay home. This is what we all need to be doing,” Mr. Trudeau informed his disruptive class of roughly 40 million children. His teacher voice and stern face let us know that he was not messing around, and that while yes, he may be the cool teacher who can plank with the best of them, he has his limit, and we have crossed it. He is done seeing us huddled in large groups, hosting weddings, and milling around like a carnival.
We all have reasons as to why we need to leave our homes occasionally. Some of us are not lucky enough to be able to stay inside. We are encouraged to go out for a run on our own, or get some fresh air, or go to work if we have to, or bring groceries to our homebound neighbours. But for those of us who are acting like we are on a glorified vacation, wanting to get out and celebrate turning 19 with a pub crawl, Trudeau is fracking done with us. He warned us, and he warned us, and now we have pushed too far. So, in order to get back on the teacher’s good side, and go back to the fun teacher who wears Star Wars socks on May the 4th, we had better do what he says, and stay home, if we have no reason to be out.
Remember – he said IF we have no reason to be out. This is not calling out people who are doing their best and staying, as a meme my sister-in-law sent me tonight, two beavers apart (get your head out of the gutter, Australia. The beaver is a fine and noble animal, just ask Joe Canuck). Call out culture is not what Mr. Trudeau wants. He is in no mood for us to be lining up at his desk tattling on each other. He wants us to be kind, Canadian, and RESPECT THE RULES.
Lifelong Teacher’s Pet (32 years and holding)