This last week was the week when I felt secure in my belief that winter had moved on and spring would be left alone to warm the air and lift the flowers from their beds. I wore shorts when I ran and put the windows down when I drove.

And this week’s weather came just after I received my first shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. I can recall no smoother, more joyous, and more inspiring interaction with the government—mine or anyone else’s. I’d anticipated a DMV-like experience. I was wrong. Within five minutes of entering the building, I had been received, scanned, routed, screened, jabbed, and deposited in a waiting area.

Each task was executed by a person projecting competence with a smile — the kind that’s visible through a mask. More orderly than a visit to an Apple Store, my experience at this Yale New Haven Hospital-run facility utterly renewed my faith in government and recalibrated my expectations.

On my drive home, feeling ebullient and grateful, I called my oldest and closest friend, a government scientist, and thanked him for dedicating his life to human welfare.

Optimism is infectious.

Jonathan

Jonathan Blessing
Jonathan Blessing
Chief Executive Officer
04.22. 2021
Posts from Author

Read these next…

  • What Do Home Renovations and Project Management Have in Common
    01.07. 2022 | Zev Gottdiener
    What Do Home Renovations and Project Management Have in Common

    How is redoing a bathroom like building an application? The tools may be different, but a lot of the principles of working with contractors are the same. When we meet...

  • Analyzing Business Analysis
    12.10. 2021 | DOOR3
    Analyzing Business Analysis

    Today your usual hosts (Liz Flyntz, Director of UX & Design and Jonathan Blessing, CEO) are joined by Bart Michalek, head of DOOR3’s Business Analysis practice and BA Zev Gottdiener....