Last week Cyn over at Suburban Masquerade wrote about her neighbor who put up an unsightly net in between their houses without asking. It seems that more and more these days people just don’t seem to care about anyone but themselves. From talking in the theaters to cell phone usage without an inside voice it just seems that your feelings don’t matter.
This week it took a step further when Andrew Speaker took the lives of anyone he came in contact with, in his own hands by travelling to Greece and then Italy and back through to the states via Canada against the orders of his doctors and the Center for Disease Control. Speaker says that he was given permission to leave the states for his wedding. Whether or not this was true, he was definitely not allowed to return to the States but decided to ignore this warning because he was concerned about being treated overseas.
Here’s what Speaker initially said when told he needed to be quarantined in Italy:
“I thought to myself: You’re nuts. I wasn’t going to do that. They told me I had been put on the no-fly list and my passport was flagged,” the Speaker said.
He told the paper he and his wife decided to sneak back into the U.S. via Canada. When he arrived back in the United States, he voluntarily went to a New York hospital, then was flown by the CDC to Atlanta. He is not facing prosecution, health officials said.
“I’m a very well-educated, successful, intelligent person,” he told the paper. “This is insane to me that I have an armed guard outside my door when I’ve co-operated with everything other than the whole solitary-confinement-in-Italy thing.
What an entitled, pompous, ass.
Now he’s sorry and apologizing to the passengers he put at risk. But it’s too late. Close to 200 people sitting near him on the flights will need to be tested for the rare form of TB that he has. He didn’t care until now. There is no treatment for this form of TB, but Speaker took it upon himself to introduce it to the US. I’m sure he was concerned about his health – but that shouldn’t have been the concern of the government.
But he didn’t care. If other people die, that’s ok as long as he’s alright.
Entitled, pompous, ass. Probably drives a BMW.
I’ve taken to hating people because increasingly they seem to be more like Speaker, only concerned about their well being, rather than Wesley Autrey, the man who risked his life earlier this year while saving the life of man that fell onto the tracks.
Someone give me some hope for humanity.