I am here. 14 cases yesterday in my county, my sister is overseas. My city is shutdown, completely desolate. How is everyone doing? I hope you are well.
Toilet paper is the last on my list. When I go shopping I tend to buy the same lot without thinking so I'm good there. My complex just installed a tub of hand sanitizer free for use. My bank is going nuts however that was always the norm I think if things can return to normal I'll probably switch to a new branch here pretty soon. I went back to paper checks at my work which was nigh but impossible for HR, stashing my cash in my safe. Since my city is shutdown for the next 30 days everyone is skateboarding and terrorizing the disabled. When you do have to go out keep your distance everyone is self medicating and will make wrong decisions.I've used so much hand sanitizer lately I might as well just drink the damn stuff. I wish people would stop using cash right now and just pay with their cards. ;_;
I used to mold plastic and textiles. My state legalized homebrew. I was officially branded a reject got called back in yesterday free 2 hours of overtime for the next month, they burnt all their profit and cant afford to close shop. Some of our customer base is backlogged 3months. I remember in the 90s with the bird flu they would hand out turkeys just to get us to shop. When the dust has settled I'd love to come out man we're a family. For me it was always about the money. All I crave are life's little absurdities. You know I took AP art for four years in high school and it was enough to make want to gouge my eyes out !!! Don't fret though you are making a difference in peoples lives in more ways than oneI've been deemed an essential worker and so must continue working at work. I commute to and from counties currently in lockdown. I've been pulled over four times this week for being on the road. My job is to make large plastic covered blankets that the auto industry uses to make a variety of different products. Meanwhile the auto industry is closed or repurposing their factories to make life-saving ventilators and PPE.
I'm grateful that I get to go out and continue getting paid. I resent that the reason is because my company is taking advantage of technically being considered essential so that we can make useless product no one is going to but until after the crisis and probably at a huge markup. Meanwhile my last job gave everyone a month off with full pay and household essentials and a grocery gift card.
At least I can get hard liquor delivered now but I don't know, even those guys are repurposing to make hand sanitizer and disinfectants. I wish I could be making something that matters right now.