The last six months hasn't been too bad for me. When I had a proper job, 10% of the people were the worst aspect of it. These days, I generally am not involved with other people when actually doing anything. I do what I want, when I want, for who I want - in general. The events from March on did, of course, pretty much reduce my income to zero, but I also spent bugger all - and had time and scope to do stuff that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise. It may also have considerably advanced a long-term plan that wasn't advancing much in "normal times". My biggest 'problem' is the fear that I'll get added to a list that will cause me logistical issues. As someone who hopes, one day, to be an 'elder', I would say that they are not always necessarily worthy of automatic extra respect - unless their extra experience has enabled them to behave in a manner that should engender such a response. This can often be the case, but it is not by any means an automatic process. Sometimes, they may have age-related issues that can form part of an excuse - usually, though, it's because they are just awkward or careless or self-important - or whatever. You did what you should have done.