posted on Apr, 1 2020 @ 09:34 PM
Not to mention the prices are going up on a lot of things. 4 packs of brand name TP are $4+ now. Beef has gone up $2-4/lb on most things. If anything,
I'm putting blame on the chain stores for not putting purchase limits on things 2-3 weeks ago. I went to the local dollar store last week to get a few
things we were out of and a lady was at the checkout with a shopping cart full of soup. Yep. Why??? This is beyond ridiculous. Michigan is up to
almost 10K infections and almost 400 deaths now, mostly around Detroit. Some people in our area are starting to get antsy and unsettled. Others are
laying back, patiently waiting to be able to return to work and back to a normal life. I saw someone jogging down our alley yesterday and see people
walking their dogs all the time.
I had to venture out yesterday because I haven't been hoarding, and we needed some important things. Aside from a few less people shopping than normal
there was adequate distancing and a lot of people were wearing gloves and masks. Of course there were no masks to be found at any of the stores I went
to, but it took three stores just to find some hamburger. I don't plan on going anywhere else for a while, we've got enough food for quite a while. I
just don't know what to think right now, this is something no one alive has experienced before. So for the time being I'm going to just take it day by
day. I'm still working, wife is off now until who knows when. I think I feel worse about it when I'm tired, I took a nap this afternoon and I don't
feel as anxious as I did. I saw a document from our governor saying she was considering extending the stay-at-home order for an additional 70 days
beyond what she originally wanted. That puts us deep into June.
I know the police have it bad, being exposed to this virus from a lot of different directions and three high-up Detroit area cops died within the last
week from the virus, but I think it's going to get ugly if this isn't figured out soon. People are not going to put up with being confined. The MSP
and other agencies are putting out Facebook posts saying they are not stopping people to "check their papers" to see if they're essential or not, but
there are a lot of people saying they're finding excuses to stop people so they can check. I don't know. I forget to use my blinker sometimes. Should
I be stopped for that if I'm doing nothing else wrong? There is the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. How many times do we see police
disregard the law because they forgot or because they're the police and they don't need to signal. We know that happens.
I am angry about a few things. China, for not reporting this when they should have. People for hoarding out of fear. The media for causing that fear.
People that will lose their businesses out of an abundance of caution when they didn't do a darned thing wrong. The potential for losing my job and
having to start over again, at 57, with so many others out of work. I'm angry at the politicians who have been using this for political gain or just
being aholes for political reasons. I'm angry at the idiot kids who refuse to stay away from each other. It's not like they can't communicate in other
Yeah, those TP packages might be smaller but at least they're still coming.