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.
Im the same, my garden has never looked more tidy and bought some new furniture that arrived today and been painting around the house.All I can say is thank god for having a garden because this kid needs to have a run around and get fresh air otherwise mummy will start writing redrum on the walls.
I had already been trying to make our garden into a sort of mini playground due to the parks where I live with play equipment being too few and far between so I’m glad she still has somewhere she can still let off some steam. God help kids without gardens though.Im the same, my garden has never looked more tidy and bought some new furniture that arrived today and been painting around the house.
Glad to hear you are okay! I agree with your sentiment. It's about proper rationing at this stage. No need to go ham on your enemies.lol But they're the first ones to complain when they now have no money because they blew it on excess toiletries, milk, and meat that'll expire before it's all used up. Bloody 'ell.
The stockpiling has been crazy, I dont remember people loading up on toilet paper and sanitizer products in the movies. My day to day life hasnt been all that different as im still working the same hours as before and business I work for has seen a HUGE increase in sales so my workload has increased a lot. My wife and kids are stuck at home all day every day and as Amy doesnt drive its pretty tough for her to get things she needs at the moment. Usually she has to wait for me to finish work then I have to go and queue outside somewhere for ages just to pick a handful of things up.My state is still on lockdown and probably will stay that way indefinitely, I'm grateful our governor is taking it very seriously compared to others over here. When I was traveling back from Scotland through both London and Boston, my god, I never seen so many surgical masks in my life. People coughing and sneezing all over the place, people using their hands as tissues. "I'm a ****in' dead man..." Dodging folks like I'm in the Matrix, I genuinely felt like Patrick & Spongebob in that perfume scene. This was back on March 3rd, so I managed to pass through before things really got bad.
The paranoia and racism was surprisingly palpable however... Someone coughs or sneezes, and you'll see a group opposite from them just shuffle or get all big-eyed. Asian? Expect to get stared at all around all day and get grilled extra by security before and after the flight, or someone changing their seat because you sat too close to them. I saw an Asian lady just minding her own business and sat a few feet from me in London, not 2 minutes later a guy with a clipboard just plops right next to her and grills her for questions; where she's been, who she's been socializing with, etc. Only for him to find out she's a London native and hasn't traveled through China recently. He had egg on his face after that.
Other than all that, the toilet paper and sanitizer apocalypse is absurd. I can't fathom someone needing all that much toilet paper and sanitizer in a lifetime, let alone for a few months. It really took me back a bit how selfish folks can be in a situation like this, the ol' "**** you, got mine" mentality. lol But they're the first ones to complain when they now have no money because they blew it on excess toiletries, milk, and meat that'll expire before it's all used up. Bloody 'ell.
I've never had this much free time in my life. Finally got my tax return still waiting on my stimulus check. I visited my mother and she didn't dare let me drink the vodka. Thank God for the Iphone I can't believe I have to go out there. They finally realized they need good employees.Hoping she organises another video chat with her friends tonight where they gossip and drink gin for a few hours so I can duck out and get on my PC.
Not much has changed for me, still getting up at same time and going to work at same time and coming home at same time. Workload has increased as other staff are off and working from home and more people are buying our products in the pandemic. I have managed to get a lot of things fixed around the house and garden though as im obviously in the house more when im not at work.I've never had this much free time in my life. Finally got my tax return still waiting on my stimulus check. I visited my mother and she didn't dare let me drink the vodka. Thank God for the Iphone I can't believe I have to go out there. They finally realized they need good employees.
That's a good fence you should get her a puppy!Still self-isolating but I’ve been keeping myself busy with the little one. My mini-project to turn our garden into a fun place for her is coming along nicely.