First mistake: you never ask. You fucking TELL.
Life is risk. No one makes it out of this thing alive. We take on risk doing benign, basic things daily. It’s time that the politicians recognize, and the media accepts that the adults in our country have the right to make decisions about risks they are willing to take as it pertains to COVID-19. This isn’t academic. The media and politicians focus exclusively on the lives that have been destroyed by the mortality rate of the virus, which is tragic. However, they ignore the greater and much larger destruction of lives it has caused for those who remain, many who haven’t even gotten sick. Millions upon millions of job losses. Businesses shuttered and lost, millions of children displaced from school and the parents who had to suddenly become teachers and the stress and despair that comes with it all.
This virus isn’t going anywhere; that’s a simple fact. It’s time that we start learning to live with it like we learn to manage the risk, as with so many other things in our lives. First thing that needs to happen is that we need to get some real facts about the virus so we can make informed decisions. We also need to stop allowing ourselves to be manipulated and led like children by the media and the politicians. We need to stop living in a fantasy world where we think it’s possible for most of the public to stay at home indefinitely and wear a mask for the rest of our lives when we venture out. This cannot continue and it shouldn’t continue.
I don’t want to live in this world. I want to go to the movies, attend concerts and football games. I want to go to a bar with my friends. I want to go to church and not have more than half the pews roped off. I want to live my life again, fully. I think that most people do and frankly we have a right to demand that we get our lives back. Not in a “new normal” but in the old normal.
We can go back to our lives, we can open the country and the world, the real question is, are we willing to be adults and stop cowering in our homes hoping in vain that we can weather a storm that’s not going away anytime soon.
With the contrived COVIDIOT CRISIS!!! being extended again and again and again with very little real resistance, current indications are…not encouraging, to put it mildly. Too many “Americans” have been trained too well, too thoroughly, for too long. They’ve accepted the bit completely, even eagerly. They’ve come to enjoy the taste, and will not be pleased should it ever be removed.
I dunno, but I think it’ll be gone after the election. In fact I’m pretty sure we’ll find that November weather will wipe out this virus from shutting everything down. I’m pulling for the virus to wipe out the commie democrats first though.
Heh. If yer gonna ask for permission, the answer is, “No.”
Don’t ask, just do.
I went to a store today. Only ones there were the employees who were talking to each other. Sans masks.
I went in, maskless. I smiled and waved and went on about my business. They talked a few minutes more and didn’t pay no mind to me. I approached the register and one lady went to the register. Maskless. Checked out. We just didn’t even acknowledge that we were openly rebelling. We smiled, exchanged pleasantries and I left.
It was so nice.
Daughter and I went to the grocery store this evening, arriving slightly after 21:00. (Not by intent,exactly, but because I’ve been up to my ears in work and other responsibilities and that was the soonest I could get going.) Of the eight employees and few dozen customers whose faces I saw, I was the only one not wearing the sheeple mask. (My daughter was wearing one, because she didn’t have a pocket to put hers in.) I’d brought one in case a manager asked me to wear it — they have to at least pretend to follow the state’s “guidelines” lest they be shut down, so I don’t give them grief.
Shortages were not as noticeable as a week or so ago, the last time I went. White flour was plentiful, yeast packets were available for the first time since March, household paper products were plentiful. Canned soups and easy-prepare boxed meals were still in very short supply. There were a number of gaps in the shelves for other things. I don’t know how much of the lack of shortage was because of the time of day and the fact that the shelves were being stocked while I was there.
Yea, yeast was unavailable for a couple months, but we see it now. I really don’t see any shortages anymore other than the usual delay in restocking. from a meat standpoint it’s clear people are spending more at the grocery store and less in the restaurants.