So, left work late yesterday afternoon to begin my 4 days off in a row and decided to stop in at my local Giant. There were a lot bare shelves, no paper products what so ever, though there were canned goods and frozen foods available for purchase. While walking to their wine aisles, I ran into one of our cashiers. He told that there were now 3 cases of the virus in Cumberland County and that the school districts were shutting down. I had no problem checking out. Right after that the panic buyers arrived. An hour later, with all registers open, there was a 45 minute wait. Me? I did not alter my schedule one iota, I came home, drank some wine and ate some Ramman Noodles.
This is not the time to panic. This is not the end of the world.
The 3 cases in Cumberland County: 2 adults and one child. 2 of them were in a country where the virus was prevalent. They did not provide information as to how long ago that was. One case is looking like it might be part of a Community Spread; they are researching to find out where that person might have come into contact with the virus. That is not good news, though oddly enough I am not really concerned. I have no problem staying home from work. Should they decide to quarantine the state essential services will continue: neither the Giant nor the Weis Market will shutter down.
Not surprisingly, 84% of Republicans feel the Idiot Jerk is doing a fine job handling this crisis. My money says they are the ones who will break quarantine because the Coronavirus is "just like the flu," and "you can go to work if you have it," and "it'll be gone soon." They are the ones who will continue to spread the Virus. Stay away from Republicans... and Evangelicals, they are unclean.
I have a funny feeling I'm going to get a lot of lawn work done in the next couple of...maybe weeks.
we have 19 cases in montco. and now the fucking gov is shutting down the fucking LIQUOR STORES! WTfuckingF?????ReplyDelete
IKR! hope all of us have a good supply of hooch on hand.Delete
There are ways to make your own, you know?Delete
As you know, this area is very "red" as far as the white people go. They're not taking this seriously at all. The mall has been crowded all weekend (so I hear) and this morning I drove past some churches and saw that they were all FULL. There's some old Fox news watching folks that are in for a bad time, I'm afraid. Their own fault....I just hope no one in this house has to suffer for their idiocy.ReplyDelete
There is something daft about red voters. Yesterday at work they were complaining how the media was blowing the whole thing out of proportion, and cracking jokes because they believe their Idiot President. Some churches did cancel this morning but not all. I suspect we're going to lose a lot of bad Republicans.Delete
Enjoy your days off! And I can't believe people are still so stupid as to be going to malls and so on. All non-essential shops are shut here now, as are restaurants and cafés. It's a bit surreal to be honest!ReplyDelete
And I work for the largest home improvement retailer in the world which is really, really nonessential.Delete
Just found out today that they're calling my little town the "epicenter" of the virus in SC.ReplyDelete
I don't like the sound of that.
Sadly, I believe there are going to be quite a few epicenters all over the country.Delete
I ALWAYS stay away from Repugs and wingnuts. And I’m staying home too. Going out only for the essentials. Ramen noodles it is!ReplyDelete
Staying home is good right now. I spelled Ramen wrong, didn't I? Shit.Delete