I wasn’t going to take any chances tonight. I was wondering how I might get back inside the gate after my walk in the park with the remaining teachers who are here. I didn’t want a repeat of last night at the gate.
I decided an ice cube might work! I wrapped an ice cube in a washcloth and headed out. We took our lap around the park, talked about our first day of online teaching, and of course listed our “five positives of staying and being in Beijing” before we headed back.
As I was headed to the apartment gate, I placed the ice cube on one wrist, then the other, followed by dabbing my forehead. I just couldn’t risk being taken back to “that building” again.
Now, please understand if I really DID have a fever, I would truly not do this. But I do know my body gets hot and most recently, at the wrong time!
But as I get to the gate, I notice the guards are gone, the table is closed, the tent is down and I have carried an ice cube around the park for nothing.
It’s 28 degrees Fahrenheit here!
Somewhat diligent in the day time taking temperatures, but after 5? forget it! You are inside! You don’t even need to jump over the fence as nobody cares at night.
Awesome! The menopausal over 50 aged woman with hot flashes that cause an increase in the temperature of my skin won’t go to the fever hospital tonight!!!
Trying to explain menopause and body temperatures at the gate to young men would prove to be a futile attempt in getting them to believe I don’t have the virus fever. Thank goodness the google translated conversation didn’t happen tonight!
That there, is another positive!