Well, I went back to work yesterday. For how long? It's anybody's guess. I am in that 'age' group you know, but not by much, and I do like to think I've kept myself fairly healthy. No underlying health concerns as far as I know. And, of course, there were some assholes shopping: an older woman shopping for Bruce Hardwood Cleaner. She said she was told it was in aisle 34 (kitchen sinks, clearance tile, and curtains). An associate took her to aisle 11 - we're out. She pleasantly told him he didn't know what he was doing and walked back to aisle 34. About 5 minutes later I saw her coming out of aisle 31 and asked her if I could help. Once again the aisle 34 nonsense, so I took her to aisle 11 and showed her the empty space. Out of stock. Losing her patience, she started getting close so I told her I interact with many people during the day and reminded her about the 3 feet. Well, she stomped her foot and walked away. This is how it goes.
There was the contractor who stormed down the aisle shouting obscenities because we'd shut down our free coffee dispensers. And the older contractor, another woman, who needed a specific tile. I could tell she was totally out of touch with what was going on in the real world.
And then late yesterday afternoon Governor Tom Wolf ordered all 'non-life sustaining businesses' shut down. There should be less contractors in the store to day. Dumb shit parents who see our store as a source of entertainment for themselves and their kids will undoubtedly still show up. To be honest, I don't mind going to work if I don't have to... work. I don't mind them paying me to sit at a desk without customers.
Of course I know that's not going to happen. We've cut back our hours. Now we are open from 0600 to 1800 (6 PM) for our contractor business. With contractors now having to shut down, it's just going to be be the dumb shit parents showing up.
And, as this virus spreads, truths will come out. Like Richard Burr. This is why you don't elect Republicans. He is a loyal supporter of the Idiot Jerk in the White House. In his comments to a group of wealthy Republican supporters, he said that Covid - 19 is "highly infectious to a degree not seen since the Spanish Flu." And then he sold $1.5 million in stock before the crash. Even crazy Tucker Carlson of Fox News is pissed. We sane folks have always known a feeding frenzy was just on the horizon... well, the dinner bell has just rung... and Conservatives are on the menu.
One if the many things I did during my 4 days off was move the futon back into the living. The sofa, with the built in recliners, is now in the writing room. The dogs were quite happy.