Today was a lovely day with temperatures reaching the 60’s, so I decided today was a good day to get some groceries. I did a pickup for my parents on Thursday, but when I do theirs I do not like to go into the store. Maybe I am being overly cautious, but when I do theirs, I just go, pull into the spot, call into the store to tell them I’m ready, open the trunk, let them load it, tip them, and drive off. I then go home and put it on their porch, and hope I have not contaminated them.
So I headed off to Kroger, and on the way gave ole Mistermix a call to see how things were going up north. Things up there seem a lot like down here, tbh. Things are doing ok for now in WV. Despite our governor, Jim Justice, holding insanely bad press conferences where he utters absolutely inane gibberish, he has actually been doing the right thing. Schools closed down a few days before our first case, we had our first case and he shut down the restaurants and barbershops and what not, etc. He’s a buffoon, but at least he’s a buffoon who knows how little he knows, so he relies heavily on the medical advice of our experts. Which is good!
I’ve noticed the number of mask wearers is now about 60-75% in the store, which is also good. It’s not 100%, but still good. One perverse benefit of being in such a chronically depressed economic region is that we’re used to the economy being in the shitter and that many of us realize that if we catch the ‘rona, there isn’t going to be anyone rushing to our rescue. We’ll just drop dead, quietly, out of the national headlines, just like we do every day from black lung, diabetes, chemical spills, and opioid addictions, just like every time there is a war and we rush to volunteer. So people are somewhat taking things into their own hands.
Other than that, pretty uneventful. Picked up some nice ferns for the front porch, some meatless meatballs (on sale for 1.49) for dinner, and a general resupply. Playing some WoW tonight with my friends.