The Responsible Person

by Mr. Schnell

Are you the responsible one? You know what I mean; the person that plans ahead, prepares, stays informed and acts prudently. Are you the “go-to-person” when a crisis strikes? Are you the reliable one? Have you also been called “paranoid” or a “know-it-all” by the IRRESPONSIBLE procrastinators that end up first in line begging for help, which you selflessly provide but suffer consequences because of their irresponsibility? They miraculously pull through (because of your actions) then immediately forget any contribution to their survival while you pay some price for “helping out”!

Public service message: I AM NO LONGER “THE EASY MARK”!

Here is my message to the irresponsible (an acronym I first heard in the military);

AMF YO-YO (Adios My Friend, You’re On Your Own)

If you are not going to take precautions, not going to listen to reason, not following Corona Virus updates, remain willfully ignorant, go on cruise ships, travel, fly, congregate in large crowds, fail to prepare, bury your head in the sand, and continue to follow Trump dog whistles then accept the consequences.


(I reworked a previous cartoon but the analogy to being pulled underwater by a panicking drowning person during rescue was so appropriate in light of current events and the administrations inept handling and lies downplaying the urgency and hazards of corona virus as it creeps across and contaminates our nation. Is the Trump administration trying to cull the herd?)

Published by undergroundcartoonist

Underground Cartoonist is a former ICU nurse that has worked at numerous civilian, military, and veteran Intensive Care Units across the country for better than three decades but has been sketching, drawing, and cartooning since he first picked up a crayon in kindergarten. Dabbled with political cartooning, writing, and general illustrations but the bread and butter came from health care. Recently left professional nursing to concentrate on camping, hiking, nature, the outdoors, trees, trails, and peace of mind. Love a campfire; rather watch it than TV. Avoid bureaucracy, career ladders, ladder climbers, and hero worship at all cost. Evenings spent with a good book, reading until the book smacks my nose when I doze off. Generally up at sun rise, listen to the mourning doves, put the coffee on, and play it by ear the rest of the day.

4 thoughts on “The Responsible Person

  1. Doesn’t it remind you of the dumbasses that were told to leave before Katrina but choose to stay behind!! Well motherfuckers! Take some RESPONSIBILITY for a change and stay home if you’re vulnerable.

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    1. Lori, it’s easy to leave when one can afford to leave. Many of the “poor dumbasses” died because they had no where to go, no money to get there and so stayed where they were and hoped for the best.
      Any advice on where institutionalized or homeless should isolate and shelter? A bit of compassion goes a long way. Just sayin’

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      1. Lori has been on the frontline fighting disease, safeguarding the ill and infirm, and recovering surgical patients for over 25 years in an intensive care environment. If you are sick and see her at your bedside you are in good hands. I have never witnessed more compassionate care (but in the staff breakroom she will hold her own with the saltiest sailor). I have seen her stick her neck out personally, professionally and compassionately on behalf of those under her care. She talked of dumbasses not the poor and the poor are a totally different category and as always are more times the victim than not.
        It is impossible to understand the entire person by a simple sound byte platform (as this is) and often much is left out. I agree with you compassion goes a long way. Without it an ICU nurse can’t do their job.
        We are entering into a health care crisis of proportions I have never experienced and appears this generation of the world population hasn’t either. This pandemic may very well cull the herd in a manner of speaking. Natural selection, where only the strong survive, may answer your question about the institutionalized and homeless. We will see. I am playing it day by day. Take care and be safe.
        Should you end up in an ICU and see Lori, consider yourself lucky. My understanding is a lot of health care workers are being quarantined … this crisis is beyond the scope of my fertile imagination.

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