There are no other hands
For nearly all of my life I've been like Tevye: "On the other hand." But I'm clearly getting old and crusty and my understanding and forgiveness has reached an end. Two items in particular have hit a wall with me.
1 — From their hospital bed "I should have gotten a vaccine and everyone else should get one too" as they die. No longer a shred of sympathy. It's not like it was bad luck you missed the one chance at the last life boat as the ship goes down. There was a life boat every damn day for the past six months with hundreds of thousands of people pleading with you to get onboard.
No, no other hand.
2 — Deleting something that was thrown up on the Internet that reflected the true inner personality and opinions of the person who said it with a follow on apology of contrition:
This posted in replacement of:
I would believe him if he had said "the AG has told me that if I don't apologize I will lose my job and my wife said she will leave me so I'm really sorry". Might give him a bit of a pass.
But, no, there is no other hand.
Unfortunately he probably got the vaccine and won't admit it so Darwin will not have a chance to thin him.