As the title of this post may suggest, I can assure you that geese don’t care about COVID-19. They haven’t stopped to think about how their presence may be an additional burden on already overwhelmed employees and businesses. They don’t realize how rude it is to leave droppings for essential healthcare workers to step in on their way home from a 24-hour shift. And they certainly won’t be practicing family planning in response to the current pandemic; for geese, it’s all about protecting their nests by force and rearing up a bunch of healthy little goslings.
That’s all great for the geese. I’m genuinely happy for them – and, if I’m being honest, I might be a little jealous. The blissful existence of a Canada goose during the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s a level of inner peace I wish we could all attain right now. Unfortunately, we’re dealing with unprecedented issues in our communities, so it may take some time for us humans to match the Canada goose’s carefree spirit. But don’t misunderstand me; that doesn’t mean we have to tolerate the geese flaunting their contentedness right in front of our eyes.