A New Yorker begged NextDoor app users in his neighborhood to send him a positive COVID test so that he could get out of entertaining his visiting relatives — and he lucked out with an offer from a sick neighbor.
He lives in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights and explained to the man that his family was visiting New York from Brooklyn. However, he did not want them staying at his place.
They claimed he told them they could not crash at his home, but he said they ignored him.
He stated that the situation had caused him “crippling anxiety” and that he tried to escape it for three days.
Fortunately for him — but perhaps not for his family — one of the man’s neighbors has since chimed in with a photo of her own positive test.
New Yorker asks NextDoor App users from his area to send him a positive test for COVID so he can stop entertaining visiting family members
Some people responded to his message. Then, someone with symptoms of the virus came to his rescue. He received a snapshot of the positive results.
Desperate, he took to the app NextDoor — which is designed to connect people who live in the same neighborhood — and asked if anyone could send him a picture of a positive COVID test result.
It was his hope that the virus would not spread to him if his family believed he was ill.
In the message, he said that he needed help. “I realize this seems odd, but I need a COVID positive test result within the last few days.
You can hide your identifying information, such as your name. However, you have family members coming into the city.
“I told them that they could not stay with me but they had already purchased a flight and will arrive soon.
I hope they will stay elsewhere if there is a positive COVID test.
Related: Other people responded to the question and said they understood how the man felt. Someone wrote, “I don’t feel one but I feel this energy, and I’m rooting for your success.”
Another user recommended that he “stand his ground” and refuse to allow the family in at their home. “It is rude and disrespectful for someone to invade their space,” they said.
“Please do not recommend that I speak to them, as it has taken me three days to resolve this issue. Please be kind, this is making me feel crippling anxiety.
A few people replied to his post — and someone who appeared to be sick with the virus came to the rescue and sent him a snap of their positive results.
“There you are,” the individual wrote alongside a photo that displayed a positive at-home COVID testing.
Others replied and said they understood what the man was feeling.
Someone wrote: “I don’t own one but I feel this energy, and I’m rooting for your success.”
Unwanted company is also a bad idea. To invade another person’s space in a rude or disrespectful manner is unacceptable.
Joe Bernstein called it “incredible”, and tweeted it to Twitter. The tweet quickly went viral.
People found this man’s dilemma ‘likable’. They hoped for someone to save him.
“You informed them that you could not accommodate them so they don’t show up.” [at]Do not open the door. They will look for somewhere else.
Joe Bernstein, a man, found Joe’s dilemma amusing and shared it via Twitter. It quickly became viral, with thousands of people liking it in just hours.
“Incredible Crown Heights Nextdoor Problem” he wrote.
One person replied, “This sounds very real.” One person added, “Someone please help them.”
Someone else made a joke about “Tested positive to annoying relatives”,
“I do have one but I’m saving it in case of an emergency.” Another Twitter user commented, “Great minds,”