“Did you get your invitation to the Cloudscape Conference in Austin?” Brad asked Jim.
“Yeah, but I don’t think I’m going to attend this year,” Jim answered.
“Why not? You always attend,” Brad said. “And last year’s conference was held over Zoom due to COVID. This year’s conference will be live again, and I heard it’s going to be quite the spectacle.”
“Maybe so,” Jim said, “but I don’t yet feel comfortable getting on a plane and being inside a convention center crowded with people, especially in Texas where all those assholes are refusing to get vaccinated or even to wear face masks.”
“I hear you, buddy,” Brad said, “but the conference isn’t until December and maybe by then, the virus will be gone.”
“Now you’re sounding like Trump back in early 2020 when he claimed the virus would miraculously disappear,” Jim said.
“Whatever,” Brad said. “But you have until early November to register, so we should keep checking. Maybe by then the virus will actually dissipate and you’ll be able to go.”
Jim shook his head. “Don’t hold your breath, my friend.”
Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (cloudscape), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (attend), Word of the Day Challenge (spectacle), The Daily Spur (comfortable), and My Vivid Blog (check).