People have less and less respect for the police. This has become even more true during the pandemic. It’s noticeable that we’ve become a punching bag.
The pandemic has brought changes to both Viviane’s professional life and her private life. Like all working parents, she finds the current childcare situation difficult, especially when grandparents cannot help out because they are at high risk from the virus. Viviane currently spends a large portion of her workday enforcing face mask and social distancing requirements. Understandably, no one particularly likes wearing a face mask or staying far apart from other people. Nonetheless, everyone should do their part to get the pandemic under control more quickly. This saves time and avoids stress, which is urgently needed these days. That is why Viviane wishes people had more understanding for her and her colleagues: “Sometimes”, she says, “I feel like people forget there’s a human being under my mask.”