Apocalypse 2020  

secret_lade 45F
3372 posts
3/14/2020 2:37 pm
Apocalypse 2020


My FB memory from this day, 1 year ago, was a text conversation between myself and The Hippie.  

Hippie - If you were a Spice Girl, you would be Apocalypse Spice.

Me - I can live with that.


I'm certain I was being difficult and we were disagreeing about something...  I do have that infamous Irish temper.  

It still made me chuckle today, considering the current state of things.  I'll be honest, I'm 100% unprepared for the Corona Virus Pandemic of 2020.

Sixty five rolls of toilet paper tucked away all over my apartment?  Nope!  I think I have 4?

Five hundred cans of corn and peas squirreled away in the cupboards?  Nada!  

Hand sanitizer coming out of my ears?  No way Jose!  I think I have a half used one somewhere....

I work within the retail industry and I saw, with my own eyes, 10 skids of toilet paper SELL OUT in the span of 3 1/2 hours.

And now the schools in my area are closed.... Closed so that we may keep our home and quarantine them, keep them safe.

Safe?!?

Yesterday morning Boss #1 told me, in my office, to keep healthy because he's going to really need me in this time of crisis. We anticipate a lot of the sales floor needing to take time off because of the childcare situation which means the rest of us will be all that more necessary to keep the store going.

What does that mean?

Every day I go to work, I expose myself to the potential of becoming infected and bringing it home. Yah, safe....

This is craziness.... Absolute insanity.

If we are going to be infected, it's going to happen. Someone may have already touched the cardboard of your cereal box and the virus may be lying there already, in wait. It could be in the air at the post office while you check your mail. Someone might have sneezed when they walked past your car door, leaving you the gift of virus for the next time you open your door.

Do you actually think will be AT HOME during the next 3 weeks?

I don't... I'm going to be seeing them out and about everywhere because parents still have all their normal daily responsibilities to take care of.

What's more?

People are using this time off as an excuse to take a vacation. I witnessed, with my own eyes, as 2 customers talked about how they "came up north from downstate because they got the next 3 weeks off. Perfect excuse to go skiing."

I was appalled.

One customer had 3 with him.

Nice quarantine.....

I will plan to continue on, life as normal, being as proactive as possible. I will continue to wash my hands often. I will continue to not touch my face. I will now refrain of shaking hands.... etc, but I will still be as pleasant as usual.

Here's the thing...

Doctors and nurses deal with infectious disease every single day. If they somehow manage to continue to open their eyes each morning without a stockpile of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, so can I.

secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/16/2020 2:18 am

    Quoting easy_going2014:
    Hi secret_lade

    thanks for sharing this post

    I saw the same things this weekend

    hopefully, we will be able to pull together and come thru this period with our loved ones

    stay safe
You stay safe as well. I figure, if Tom Hanks can get through this ordeal, so can I.


easy_going2014 53M
12404 posts
3/15/2020 10:14 pm

Hi secret_lade

thanks for sharing this post

I saw the same things this weekend

hopefully, we will be able to pull together and come thru this period with our loved ones

stay safe

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secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/15/2020 7:19 am

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    Long lineups and panic buying abounds. There have been fistfights over a package of TP. Yesterday, the local chain of drug stores had it on sale for $5.99. Not a package to be found as any stock brought in had been snapped up during the week at the full price of $14.99. I work in event management and every event has either been cancelled or postponed. All tourist attractions are closed. There are no sports, theatre, community centres, day cares or schools open. The list goes on and on. The economic impact will be devastating; far worse than SARS.
All of our leadership meetings have been canceled as well as any classes. Schools are now closed for 3 weeks. The governor even held a conference to tell people how to avoid shaking hands..... I witnessed a fight myself over a can of stewed tomatoes. The more it is hyped up in the media, the worse it gets.


secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/15/2020 7:14 am

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    I have a stockpile of toilet tissue. But in my defense, it's because I normally buy it by the case because it's cheaper and convenient. I had not finished the last case but when I got my income tax refund, I decided to go ahead and buy another case...because it keeps. That was last month. Now I see people loading their carts with TP and other items. I don't even have hand sanitizer. Can't stand the stuff. I'll wash my hands.
    I was out a couple of weeks ago at a Target store and listened to a man berate his young son over touching a display cell phone, telling him he could die from touching it because of the virus. The child was too young to comprehend the severity of what his father was spouting to him. My thought was....why did he even bring his son out in public, much less to someplace like Target, if he was so worried about the virus?
People are just making this into something crazy. I finally saw a news caster do his own private thought on the subject before signing off yesterday and it was honest, sane opinion. Wash your hands, be safe in public, stay home if your sick. Pure and simple.


secret_lade 45F
2508 posts
3/15/2020 7:08 am

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    As I did my normal shopping routine amidst all the hording idiots today, I couldn't help but wonder what would happen if I did some open mouth coughing.
True story.... I did orientation on friday, which meant I lost my voice saturday afternoon. Lots of talking.... Anyway, took my son shopping for new work pants last night and I coughed into my arm as I was trying to talk and every head near me turned and stared, eyes wide with fear. Insane!


sexyldy1000 59F  
4621 posts
3/15/2020 1:40 am

Long lineups and panic buying abounds. There have been fistfights over a package of TP. Yesterday, the local chain of drug stores had it on sale for $5.99. Not a package to be found as any stock brought in had been snapped up during the week at the full price of $14.99. I work in event management and every event has either been cancelled or postponed. All tourist attractions are closed. There are no sports, theatre, community centres, day cares or schools open. The list goes on and on. The economic impact will be devastating; far worse than SARS.

Stimulate my mind and the possibilities are endless.


pagancountrygirl 62F
4914 posts
3/14/2020 9:28 pm

I have a stockpile of toilet tissue. But in my defense, it's because I normally buy it by the case because it's cheaper and convenient. I had not finished the last case but when I got my income tax refund, I decided to go ahead and buy another case...because it keeps. That was last month. Now I see people loading their carts with TP and other items. I don't even have hand sanitizer. Can't stand the stuff. I'll wash my hands.
I was out a couple of weeks ago at a Target store and listened to a man berate his young son over touching a display cell phone, telling him he could die from touching it because of the virus. The child was too young to comprehend the severity of what his father was spouting to him. My thought was....why did he even bring his son out in public, much less to someplace like Target, if he was so worried about the virus?

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


mc_justmc 59M  
5577 posts
3/14/2020 7:06 pm

As I did my normal shopping routine amidst all the hording idiots today, I couldn't help but wonder what would happen if I did some open mouth coughing.


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