Ccwatercraft wrote:bentheredengthat wrote:After being exceptionally careful, doing zoom meetings all year with clients, my mom decided this is the holiday season to fly my oldest sister and her husband down to FL from the Detroit area. My sister's side of the family apparently doesn't believe in contraceptives, so she has somewhere approaching 20 grandkids (I've lost track lol).
So I was already trying to figure out how to deal with family get togethers with them around. My sister is a teacher in a private religious school.
Last night they decided they want to save money on rental car and the now the family has asked me to pick them up for an hour drive home from the airport.
Meanwhile my best friend and his wife and 2 kids have been preparing all year for a trip down here, they have been isolating, are driving down and staying at the beach safely isolated and we can hang out together mostly outside.
Now I have to figure out how to deal with my family's irresponsibility... I'm not even sure I can safely hang out with my friends while they are here... Last thing I need to do is be part of a vector from Detroit to Florida to my friends school in Iowa (she's a teacher too).
To me the whole episode is glaring example of one group of people carefully planning and openly discussing safe travel plans, and another group of people not even thinking, or asking, or discussing what their actions do to those around them.
Sounds like you have some tough decisions to make. I personally wouldn't be all fired up about the Airport trip, ugh. Perhaps that is a good day to be "otherwise occupied" and let someone else be voluntold to go pick them up. With that said, I've already been informed and agreed that I'm the designated airport pickup for my kid flying in right before Christmas so I'm not exactly leading by example. I'm sure I've done much worse than that since this started so its nothing new.
When we had visitors from Illinois (and the state seems to be doing terrible with this) we nixed the thanksgiving visit and caught up with them over the weekend for some outdoor dining and a beach walk, it seemed safer for all parties.
My other sister helped me find a chauffer that she knew. Little bit pricey, but at least we're not sending someone we don't know to pick them up.
Maybe I'm overthinking it, but it just bugs me that after bring so careful all year, I'm kind of forced into unsafe and unnecessary (in my opinion) risky behavior for all involved.
Not to jinx myself, but I'm not the one I'm worried about. My visiting sister, her husband, and my parents are by far in the highest risk category, but they are initiating it all.