Sunday. Yippee. Yesterday morning the store manager asked if I'd work my first 2 hours in paint today. No problem. Homer buckets (5 gallon orange buckets) have been set up as a barricade in front of the desk to keep customers back and obligatory 6 feet. There are dumbshits out there, you know?
As far as the flooring department goes, I got one call yesterday from a customer who had been measured and was questioning when the installs were going to begin. My response: "installs have been stopped until further notice." The day before I received a call from a whining woman who's daughter's living room was supposed to get measured... and that was cancelled. She wanted to be first up on the list when they started measuring again. I put her in the system for 4/10, the first day available. I told her that might change. She's one of those simple minds who simply don't understand.
If you read Random Thoughts you know Treaders lockdown was extended. She seems to be handling it well. When that happens in America (and it's on it's way) people are going to go bat shit crazy. I know because yesterday the store was filled with browsers again; couples pushing around a shopping cart with just one can of spray paint, or a box of screws. When asked, they will tell you, "we're just looking." The idea that more people congregate in one area, the higher your risk gets for being infected.
And, speaking for congregating, Covid - 19 is giving us all a primary reason for why there needs to be a separation of Church and State. A minority group of Americans has managed to get a dumb ass into the White House and he is going to try and give these Zealots every wish their selfish little hearts desire. Because they are Zealots concerned only with their personal, selfish beliefs, they will ignore what is happening to the rest of the world. It's only about themselves. They beliefs put them above everyone else, they make them special. Once this shit is over, we need to enforce the separation of Church and State. They can believe what ever they want, we just need to take the power away from them and never let them have it again.
Finally, yesterday we had rain, slow and soaking through most of the day. Last evening we had thunderstorms, with more noise than anything else. In the afternoon, though, I ran out and snapped another picture of my nectarine blossoms in the rain.
Ah aren't you a sweetheart mentioning me (kindly)! And true, I've only had one brief wobble the other night but I think it was because I hadn't spoken to anyone all day and the news of the extended lockdown, while not unexpected, made me realize we really are in it for the long-term (as I'm really expecting lockdown to go 'til end of April to be honest). Round here people have been pretty good too, but then it's not the city and we're not in apartments so who knows. But at the end of the day we really do have no choice and idiots who are still going "browsing" in crowded places like your store might live to regret it!ReplyDelete
You're quite welcome. We are all little windows on the world, aren't we? And I think you're right about the end of April for you. Over here, I don't doubt if it will be towards the end of May.Delete
we had 1 thunderclap. fuck the religious freaks! stomp them into the ground so they can never threaten us again!ReplyDelete
... I always thought Thelma Thunderthighs was responsible for the thunder clap. Don't worry, till this thing is over they'll all be walking around wearing 'scarlet' T's.Delete
True separation of Church and State will never happen in this country as long as politicians use religion as a campaign issue.ReplyDelete
I do not doubt that Covid - 19 will move them, not only out of the White House, but out of DC as well.Delete
It is amazing how some people are ignoring the calls not to congregate. Yesterday I was walking Murphy and there were tons of people playing tennis a the courts, even though there's a sign that says "closed until further notice". Sigh.ReplyDelete
I was just reading that the states taking this least serious are those of the south... you know, the loyalist states.Delete
Dave, you said in a past post you may lose 58,000 Americans, I keep hearing the death rate is 3.4% of confirmed positive COVID19 cases and as high as 7.5% if your hospitals get swamped. The more I read about this virus the more I want to hide in a cave. Stay safe Dave. Most people here are good about staying home but there are always idiots. Like the people who bring their kids to the grocery store and release them on everyone.ReplyDelete
Well, in Chicago we just heard social distancing will go until the end of April. Surprise!ReplyDelete
And I think the greed of those pastors telling their followers to throw caution to the wind because their sky daddy will protect them will have blood in their hands. Not like it'll be the first time.
Fallwell asked the students to his 'university' to go back. Some are already sick. Surprise number two.
People do not learn.
The numb nuts put us on the same timeline as the EU... dumbshit doesn't realize that because Conservatives listened to him we're going to have to go at least another 2 weeks.Delete
And I'm including a bit about Liberty U in today's blog. If it weren't so sad, it would be funny.
I got on my bike for a few minutes Sunday but the wind was so strong here it didn't last very long.ReplyDelete
Most people don't understand when you're riding a bike you're a bit like a sail and wind can be a real bite in the ass.Delete
Btw, Dave... Just followed your blog. Will be seeing you around much more, hopefully! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete