Had Enough

I have had enough of covid and not being able to go anywhere.

I’ve had enough of having nothing to say when people ask “what news have you got?” or “what have you been up to?”

I’ve had enough of people asking if I’ve had my vaccine yet and moaning when I say no that it’s wrong, I should have been prioritised because I have carers coming in. I mean, I agree that home care users should have been prioritised along with people in care homes but it is what it is and I’m in group six anyway which is ongoing in some areas and about to start in all others. How does you moaning at me about it help? At least I am in a priority group, so many other disabled people aren’t.

I’ve had enough of hearing how it “only affects the vulnerable, old people, disabled, people with underlying conditions.”

I’ve really had enough of people telling me how they are exempt from wearing a mask but they are wearing it because they know I want them to. If you can wear a mask you’re not bloody exempt.

I’m fed up of people telling me they “feel for me” and they “know how hard it is.”

I’ve had enough of being asked if I should still be having the carers coming in.

And I’m bored of reading posts from people saying when they schools go back/after Easter/some other arbitrary date they are “done” and are going to stop social distancing or wearing masks or whatever. Some of us aren’t going to have that choice.

But the thing I’m really, really done with is ableism. Because so many of the things I’ve listed in this post are ableist (Nina Tame posted a really good video about that on Insta). And sadly as much as I think covid could be controlled in some way and life at some point will become more normal, I’m not sure the same can ever be said about ableism.

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