Trying to withdraw what one didn’t deposit

First: weight workout; it was a bit chilly outside and my “gripper” gloves put my hands at a different angle for pull ups.

55 total; mostly sets of 5 (yes, usual rotator cuff, etc.)

bench press: 10 x 132, 4 sets of 4 x 165 with pauses (one rep was a light touch; all other reps were full pauses)
seated dumbbell shoulder: 10 x 22, 30, 32 (no support)

seated barbell shoulder press: 10 x 88, 6 x 92
standing trap bar rows: 4 sets of 10 x 134

push ups: 30, 20, 15 (went ok)


Topic: I was reading all of the “kids need to be face to face in the classroom” nonsense out there.
1. Parents are NOT responsible; they HAVE knowingly sent kids infected with COVID to the classrooms.
2. Teachers and staff have died from it. But the teachers and staff rarely come into the conversation: “it is about THE KIDS.”

Well, some reality.

If you don’t want to mask up.

If you don’t want to practice social distancing and keep having get togethers

COVID will continue to run rampant.
Then there is school funding: poor ventilation, old buildings, overcrowded classrooms ..and yes, a teacher shortage. Yes, you can scream how the teachers ought to “suck it up” and risk their lives for your kids. But you can’t make people teach. They are already walking away from the profession, encouraging others not to enter that profession, and teacher education programs at colleges are seeing fewer and fewer students.

Yet…parents balk at, yes, more taxes to pay for adequate salaries, classrooms, buildings and the like.

If you want the kids back in the classroom: mask up and practice social distancing.