When the idea of closing the border between NSW and Victoria was flagged just over two weeks ago, there was anxiety and confusion.
But despite the fact there was little notice of the move and an initial lack of clarity around how the closure would work, there did not appear to be anger.
The people of Albury-Wodonga - and the people in the many towns and hamlets that surround those major cities and form part of our broader community - were by and large accepting of a decision that was made in the interests of keeping the growing cases of coronavirus in Melbourne out of NSW.
There was almost a feeling that if there was something our community could do to help, we were of course willing to be a part of that.
But the bursting of the so-called Border bubble is another matter altogether.
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When local residents were crossing the Border as part of their daily lives - whether for work, school, medical appointments or errands - the hold-up on their journey was an inconvenience, but it was no more than that.
Our people accepted that this would be their "new normal" for a while, and the feedback from police was that overwhelmingly, commuters could not have been more friendly, courteous or obliging.
But the ill-thought out idea to now further curtail the movements of people who live here has far more serious implications, and people have a right to be angry.
It's a move that will put people out of work, and force some businesses to close.
All for what, exactly? As Australian Industry Group's North-East Victoria and Riverina manager Tim Farrah asked on Monday, what is the problem that the NSW government is trying to fix in its decision to shut down the movement of people in this community?
Hours out from the new permit being required, member for Albury Justin Clancy was still scrambling to get answers for his community, and it is apparent he has been doing all that could be expected of him to advocate for us.
But it would appear the NSW government has shown no less contempt for the Albury Liberal member than it has for his constituents.