So, there I was, standing in line (8' from the nearest person) to get my second Covid-19 vaccination. Whether you think it is effective or I think it is effective is not germane to this post. The fact is that the State of Michigan thinks they are magically effective.
"Please read the following questions" Paul boomed at me. Then he proceeded to read them.
"Question Two" he said "Have you been in close exposure to somebody with Covid?"
"Define 'close exposure'" I replied.
Hmmm. I don't think anybody ever laid that one on him. He had me shuffle over to the high-priced talent behind the chains.
"Define 'close exposure'" I repeated.
They read from their script.
"Yup. Somebody in my household was diagnosed with Covid in the last fourteen days" I said.
"When was the last time he was in your house?" she asked.
Queue Ernie Harwell voice "Going, going, going...It's gone ladies and gentlemen. Into the upper decks."
They made me leave and mandated which exit I had to leave by so they could keep an eye on me.
If you are in a circumstance where you are being exposed and it might presumably give you protection...you cannot have it.
If you live in a sterile environment where you are under low-to-no exposure you must take it (by their lights).
On a more positive note: I got the lilac liners into the ground. Since they look anonymous and labels get lost, from north-to-south:
1 Betsy Ross (white)
3 Congo (plum fading to purple)
2 Fiala's Rememberance (white)
2 Ludwig Spaeth (lilac)
1 Monge (purple)
2 Prez Grevy (bluish. I wonder if it is bluer under more alkaline conditions)