Day 37. It looks more and more like we’re going to have some kind of “opening up” starting on Monday. I’m still seeing lots of arguing on social media between people that think the stay at home orders should be extended and those that think things should have been opened up yesterday or before.
Here’s a thought for everyone. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. If I was working from home for a stable business making the same amount of money I was and staying locked up in my house in my underwear all day I might very well scream “stay home!” or “extend the stay at home order!” from the rooftops. However, I am making half of what I made in salary two months ago (I’m not complaining. I have a job, thank God) and doing DoorDash to try to make up for it so I can pay my bills. In case you don’t know, it’s just me, myself and I here. There are small business owners and employees across the country whose lives are being destroyed by this shutdown. I’m out and about every day. People are being careful and I believe will continue to be careful. I believe it’s time to slowly and carefully open things up again. If you don’t agree, fine. I just ask that you put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
I heard someone talking on the radio the other day who was wondering what this pandemic would have looked like 75 or 100 years ago. How would our grandparents have handled something like this? The point he was trying to make was that right now the only way for most of us to get food to survive is to get in line at the grocery store while social distancing or to order our food from a restaurant for takeout or delivery. I submit that our grandparents might be looking down and laughing at us. A couple generations ago people had their own gardens and raised their own animals. People actually canned and jarred their food and kept it in their cellar for the next season. Do any of you know how to do that or have the capability of doing that? I don’t. I have to rely on the local grocery store or restaurant to get my food. People were much more self sufficient “back in the day.” Makes me wonder if we are actually evolving or devolving as a species. Food for thought. No pun intended.
It’s been a bit difficult writing a blog through all of this. A lot of my days are the same and a lot of the days run together. There’s not much to do other than get up, go to work, go to the grocery store, do my DoorDash side gig, and then come home and go to bed. Rinse and repeat. So when I saw the meme below it definitely hit home with me.
Hope you are well. Till next time…