I was a caregiver for a little while. Taking care of the person in need was easy and gave me impressive biceps. Everybody else who called nonstop or came by was what ruined it for me. They all claimed they were coming by to see the person who needed assistance, but ended up talking my ear off or calling nonstop. I actually had to show a chaplain the door because he wanted to sit on my couch and watch TV. Meanwhile he visited the “main” person for a few minutes, put a plant on a table and disappeared to bug me.

For this reason, I have a special appreciation for people who make the decision to work from home and be a caregiver. People genuinely do not understand the “work from home” part and just think you’re “caregiver at home” who’s playing on the computer.

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