Just like the bars, we also have non-essential customers who shop our store one, maybe two times a week, not to really buy anything, but just to walk around. They nod to us as though we're old acquaintances. We don't strike up long conversations with them, that's not why they are there. We provide a safe environment for them. Most of these non-essential customers are seniors, the ones who are most at risk. And it's not just home improvement stores where they go to hang out. My Mom used to go to K-Mart. She knew a lot of the sales associates. They became her friends. Covid - 19 is shuttering down those friendships.
Of course, there were also a lot of assholes in the store yesterday, as well. Contractors who were defying the Governor's orders, and that group which it turns out is putting so many people at risk: the millennials. I can tell you, a lot of them are pretty damn clueless as they browse the aisles, looking at paint chips, and carpet samples. For them, now is a good time to change their shower head, or check out the drills, or saunter through our patio sets. I spent some time in the Paint Department. It was extremely busy. I suspect today is going to be much of the same.
And how about the Idiot Jerk's news briefing yesterday afternoon. This man is brainless. Reality does not match a single word coming out of his mouth. "There's this drug," he exclaims, "we can use for treatment." He doesn't tell people that if administered incorrectly it can kill you, or if it will actually be of any benefit because it hasn't really been tried yet. And he becomes really incensed when you question him. His insanity requires you believe he is the voice of authority. For him truth is nasty. Questions which try to ind out the truth are nasty. The truth is that this video is nasty... I did watch it though and it didn't make me vomit.
And Pence, the putz, repeated that the effects for Covid - 19 will be minor for most Americans, and that we need to "stay vigilant." Surprise, one of his staffers has just tested positive... and Pence is in that virus' target age group. Oh, shit.