I got a restraining order against my COVID-denying next-door neighbor.

I am significantly immune-compromised and was just forced to go through this process to ensure my safety.

Desk with judges gavel and paperwork, judge filling out paperwork with pen
Desk with judges gavel and paperwork, judge filling out paperwork with pen
Running dog dragging leash with ball in its mouth
Running dog dragging leash with ball in its mouth
Photo by Aaron Clinard on Unsplash

He laughed, and said, “You know COVID’s not real, right?”

Of course, he did none of the things that I requested. If he had, I wouldn’t be writing this story.

  • Mr. Covid would throw a ball past me for his dog to fetch.
  • I would turn away from Mr. Covid watching the dog, afraid it would bump into me, resulting in a fall and possible fracture.
  • While I was turned, Mr. Covid repeatedly closed the distance between us to 3–4 feet.
  • Having completed law school and being a native English speaker made simple for me to generate a good affidavit, and I didn’t have to hire an attorney. What if my native language weren’t English, or I didn’t have this pre-existing legal experience?
  1. I don’t go anywhere without making sure someone knows where I am going and when to expect me back.
  2. I am rethinking my life-long anti-gun stance.

Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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