I've heard it said that going through adversity magnifies people. Sometimes it will magnify positive traits like caregiving and advocacy. At other times it will magnify less desirable traits like meanness and insanity.
That has happened here.
Today, I choose to shut off the noise, to not listen to the rants, the criticism, the hyperbolic reaction to everything.
Like a little kid, eyes screwed up tiny, hands to his ears, "I can't hear you!"