Yesterday my husband forwarded to me a love note he received: he was on the list of "essential" personnel who needed to report to the office regardless of the weather.
...O-kaaay...he's so essential that he needs to risk life and limb to get there? Hmmm.
Notably absent from the list were all the truly important personnel: the ones with more gold on their uniforms than I have in my wedding band. My guess is that the "essential" personnel list is really an "expendable-essential" list: those personnel who's job is important, but who we can always replace. The "essential-essential" personnel need to stay home where it's safe, which makes sense - interest of national security, blah blah blah.
As he headed out this morning, looking so fine in his blue uniform, only a bit of drizzle was falling, and now some white stuff is mixed in. The roads are probably slippery...and I forgot to remind him that bridges freeze before roads. With all the construction around here, those yellow signs are not as predominant as they should be! And if I don't do my "drive-safely" routine, he might forget, right? Not too much snow is expected, but worse is the predicted half inch of ice from freezing rain beginning this afternoon. God, keep the amateurs home and give decision-makers the clear-sightedness to close shop before it gets too ugly! I'm sure everyone out there is "essential" to somebody else.