People getting married are often tense and crazy about their day, but throwing coronavirus on top has sent a lot of them over the edge. Sensible people are canceling events that involve large gatherings, since that’s the best way to contaminate everyone you love at once with a virus that can kill them. Some people are determined to see their wedding ceremonies through even if it kills them. Literally.
This conversation between a woman and her best friend about her wedding day should go in a history book about this type of situation. Posted to r/weddingshaming by u/IceQueen2288, it seems like the best friend has decided it’s not safe to attend the ceremony because of the traveling involved. The last message from the bride suggests that the friend can quarantine at the bride’s house after the wedding until she feels safe to return wherever she came from. The best friend replies, “I’m so sorry. I just can’t take the risk. COVID is really serious and people are still dying.”
That’s upsetting. And true. And the bridezilla doesn’t want to hear it.
“People will continue to die,” she responded. “And oh no! Don’t catch the flu because you will also die. The death rate is dropping! I don’t see how a mask will prevent you from spreading it if it can’t keep you from getting it if that is your logic.”
Hmm someone needs to explain to this lady. For those who don’t understand, a mask isn’t a guarantee against stopping COVID from entering your body or someone else’s, but because the virus is largely spread from droplets that come out of your nose and mouth, blocking them off from the immediate airstream in front of you helps a whole lot. Hope that clears things up. Anyway, she wasn’t done.
She then insisted that her entire family is scared to come to the wedding (which seems like a reason to cancel it, no?), but they’re all showing up to risk their lives for her special day. She tells of her friend, saying she broke her heart by refusing to come to the wedding and potentially end up on a ventilator.
“IT’S A ONCE IN A F—KING LIFE TIME EVENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!” she concludes.
The commenters aren’t so sure about that:
We all need a little perspective right now. If you’re screaming at your best friend because they won’t come to an event where they might contract a deadly virus, it might be time to step back.