The title of this post is what a friend of a friend used to say to people who were complaining about their work. The picture is from Lunch with Andrew, which is shaping up to be some very long-running TV. His announcement today that schools would remain closed for the rest of the academic year (basically through the end of June) was accompanied by this long and daunting list of what schools would have to figure out to re-open.
If you want to understand part of the reason why Trumpy governors and legislators are agitating to “just open everything up”, it’s because a phased re-open is a shit ton of a four-letter word that starts with “w”. It’s going to require that people who aren’t accustomed to doing anything (except flapping their gums) lead or participate in an intelligently-guided sustained effort. They just can’t do it, my friends. And that comes from the top, where a guy who is used to “stealing, loafing and whining” isn’t doing shit about testing, which is an absolutely vital pre-condition to phased re-opening.