Yes, that’s really a thing. So you hear that someone has just had the vaccine and you start trying to work out what their date of birth might be and why did they get in before you.
Then there’s the outrage when you hear that 16 members of the Lebanese Parliament got vaccinated even when the government said only health workers and essential workers could get the jab. Well, they claimed they were essential workers – yeah right! Publications are full of stories about queue-jumping from as far away as the Philippines to right here at home in Ontario.
And how about those two young women in Florida who dressed up as grannies to try and get the vaccine? And it was their second shot so they had already successfully fooled someone and got the first. Reminded me of those teens who dressed up as grannies so they could buy alcohol.
Well you know what, everyone (well almost everyone) wants the vaccine but dressing up as a granny really takes the cake.
From initial distrust on some people’s part, now the vaccine is seen as that “holy grail”. People who want it, want it really bad. And why not? It represents freedom, the possibility of family bbq’s, a meal out, oh my goodness, maybe even a vacation away somewhere. Yes, you’re damn right there is vaccination envy out there and it has hit everyone. USA today reported – On Monday’s episode of “The View,” Meghan McCain expressed her own: “The fact that I, Meghan McCain, co-host of ‘The View,’ don’t know when or how I will be able to get a vaccine because the rollout for my age range and my health is so nebulous, I have no idea when and how I get it,” McCain said. “I want to get it. If you call me at three o’clock in the morning, I will go any place at any time to get it.”
I am not quite sure why being the co-host of The View would mean that she deserves it more than anyone else, but – whatever!
After the polio outbreak in Britain in 1961 people queued up for the vaccine and it was rolled out at schools dished out on a lump of sugar.
I can remember standing in line to get my sugar lump when the teacher suddenly leaned over me and slapped a boy across the back of his head. “What are you doing, you silly boy?” he shouted. “You’ve had your dose already!” It’s true. He liked having a sugar lump so much he thought he would line up again and get second helpings! He wasn’t a bit perturbed about being slapped on the head by the teacher. Now there is a WHOLE other story about that!