In the past two months I've been grocery shopping only twice, so about once every three weeks, thus far.That is the truly sad part of the situation, the "you can't tell me what to do's" don't think of the collateral damage they directly cause to others until it comes back directly to them. The news was filled with stories of people being all remorseful for going on spring break and then seeing the consequences they caused. Call me cold blooded if you wish, but crying me a river of tears for your actions after the fact is meaningless, because you can't know how little I care.
The ones I do care about are the young, the old, the in-between, the infirm and those who seem healthy who through no fault of their own end up with this. The ones that try their best to look out for themselves as well as others. The ones who sacrifice seeing family, cups of coffee and a donut with their friends, a soccer game of a child or grand child, the music concert, graduation and the whole multitude of things that used to be part of a normal life, just to try and spare others from getting this, to stem the tide. Most of those who get infected survive, tragically some don't. As we are seeing some of those who survive have new medical problems that they and the rest of us will have to deal with.
How many potential lives are your finger nails worth, how many infected is your hair cut worth? Give me a number. Yes people want and need to work, but we have let ourselves become a nation of IT"S ALL ABOUT ME"S. There are times, and this is one of them, where it is all about US as a population, not about me as an individual. As a business owner I understand your want, your need to open your business, but tell me, give me a number, how many deaths is your business worth?
There are thousands of Doctors, nurses, medical technicians and support staff, along with other first responders doing everything they can, as safely as they can to stem the tide of this virus. There are countless others, scientist, researchers etc. trying to find if not a cure, a vaccine that will at least protect a far greater number from this virus. And then there are these types..........
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Do you recognize the Wisconson nurse who felt compelled to go drink in a crowded bar because it was "her right to do so" and she just wanted to get out and have some fun? She is the chlorine. There is your chlorine that causes suffering in places like nursing homes. Humans are their own chlorine and some of them think too little about where they spread themselves until it's too late.
We had plenty of warnings of what was happening and we did nothing. It was a China thing, it would go away when it got warm, we had it under control, blah, blah, blah, blah.
I have a 2020 Passport touring bought on 2-1-2020 with less than 1500 miles on it. In light of the current situation, if on 2-1-2021 it has 2000 miles on it so be it. I would love to take it out, go on a road trip for a few days. I would love to get out of the house more than one morning a week when I buy groceries and go where ever I need for necessities. I would like to go back to the hospital where I normally volunteer three mornings a week. I would like go to the grocery store and just buy the groceries we want, but I don't. There are lots of good people in need right now, so I always buy extra, non perishable groceries and do a drive by drop off at the food bank on my way home. The sackers even know by now that I will have two separate piles of groceries and know to sack the food bank stuff in paper to make it easy to drop them off.
So if you think that I have little regard for humanity right now, well your are right. There are lots of good people in this world and they are the ones I care about, but humanity as a whole sucks big time.
Beyond that, there was one trip to the bank's drive-up teller window to deposit my stimulus check and a couple of trips to the post office to drop bill payments in the outside collection box.
Otherwise, I haven't ventured out of the "bunker".
I've found out that I can "style" my own hair with the trimmer built into my electric razor.
It's not perfect, but I've gotten worse haircuts before when my regular barber was away.
He's in his 80s, so he may never be reopening.
TV news reports show long lines of cars at food bank locations.
Everyone of the cars in line seems to be newer and/or better than mine.
Maybe I should be lining up for free food, too?
It's not that I wouldn't like to be driving a newer vehicle - not that there's anywhere to go now - but I've been saving my money for the proverbial rainy day.
It looks like there's going to be a very long rainy season ahead of us.