- Oct 11, 2006
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
I had a conversation with a neighbor yesterday- he had tested positive about two months ago. he was not sick and did not show or exhibited any symptoms. When he tested he contacted his close friends and family and workmates , to let them know he was OK but he had been around some of them. He is single and lives by himself with his dogs and he self quarantined, for over 15 days just to be sure. He has tested negative twice since he tested positive two months ago. Anyway he said that nobody wants to get within 5 miles of him, family has asked him to not come to outside barbecue where people stay 8 feet or more away from each other, his friends, will talk on the phone but do not want any other contact and he took a leave of absence from his job because, his boss is paranoid. Anyway he was very depressed and said he feels like what a leper must have felt like, and has is now living in a self isolated island. He only had one word of advice too me and that was Glenn if you ever test positive , isolate but never-ever tell anyone, it will ruin your life. This is a guy who is a masker, gloves and is germaphobic but he still caught it. He said it's amazing how many of his friends and family went into a big self righteous, thing about why he had not been careful enough and did not follow the science. I was like gee Dude you are like so crazy I would see you sitting in your garage with a face mask on and even in your car. He said yeah, now I have been exiled into Covid-19 hell and there seems to be no way to redeem my soul. He also said what is so upsetting is when he tested positive he immediately -the same day contacted everyone he could so they could get tested. So far nobody else has tested positive and its been over two months BUT STILL nobody wants him around. My response was screw them all, I learned a long time ago you can choose your friends but not your family or your co-workers. So just -X them all off your list one by one and if you end up with 2 or 3 left you are doing well. As for me I decided that if I test positive I am not going to tell anyone.