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My Pre-Shelter-in-Place EO Errand Run Today, a Surreal Experience.

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posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 06:07 PM
a reply to: 1947boomer

Most of us don't live like New Yorkers do.

Our lifestyles are vastly different and it's much easier for us to avoid coming into contact with highly infectious surfaces in our day to day routines because of how we live: family homes and personal cars rather than densely packed urban towers and spaces and mass transit everywhere just to begin with.

A model that is accurate for a dense urban core living like New York isn't going to work quite the same in a spread out city like Oklahoma City.

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 06:58 PM
It started to become surreal to me when our governess closed schools, at the time they were closed for merely 3 weeks (add spring break and that made 4).

I do custodial work at an elementary school. The first day in to clean after the shut down, it was truly surreal. I felt like I was witnessing the end of one of those ancient civilizations that simply disappeared and left everything behind. I had the feeling I was in a tomb like time capsule being prepared to be sealed and buried. Two weeks later, as per the governess's executive orders, non-essential workers were laid off from the schools and now they won't be open until September.

I felt like I would never see the inside of a school again when I had to turn my keys in. Extremely depressing, like a bad dream you can never wake from.
edit on 3-4-2020 by MichiganSwampBuck because: For Clarity

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:10 PM
For sure, it's a Dystopian landscape out there now...

It actually makes me mad. I can't put my finger on it.

But also definitely makes me want to stay home. We did a run today, going to try to go 2 or 3 weeks until the next.

We'll see.

It's just all so crazy. And, seemingly futile. We've been social distancing here in GA for a while. And every few days come new restrictions. If they are needed now, weren't they needed 3 weeks ago?

It's like a GD vice, just squeezing and squeezing. Something is going to pop.

As it is most of our neighborhood sits in their front yards all day. Just waiting... for something....

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:21 PM
I'm glad the Wife and I already had the(weak pos) thing. We're walking around like king s#!t over here. Neener neener neener.

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:29 PM

originally posted by: Liquesence
So, Governor Kemp signed an Executive Order that goes into effect Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6p mandating statewide shelter in place, only essential businesses open, etc.
I went out today for a few errands, and this was my experience.

Something must have been issued from somewhere, I had the same experience. Walmart was down to one door open (out of the normal three).
There were guys pouring cement into 5 gallon buckets with 5- 6 foot poles sticking up and they were lining them up and roping between them to create "cattle shoots" to enter and exit the store, same as you describe.

I'm sure they didn't all come up with this at the same time by chance, what kind of order was issued from where??

And to what end? Stay tuned I guess - It's getting weirder all the time....

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:31 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

I can't put my finger on it.


We've been social distancing here in GA for a while. And every few days come new restrictions. If they are needed now, weren't they needed 3 weeks ago?

It's like a GD vice, just squeezing and squeezing

That's what I noticed today, and why I made this thread of what I experienced.

I went to Kroger Wednesday, and they have had the one entrance for a week or two now, but what I saw today brought the whole thing into focus. And I was actually confused on why these businesses are doing this. As I mentioned earlier, a Home Depot employee I know said it was a health dept regulation, and I am still looking into that.

It's just seeming less and less about caution and safety and more about control, and I do take this virus seriously.

Then again, there are a LOT of stupid people in the population.

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:44 PM
It's been an interesting experience going in to PT.

First they were disinfecting the pen when you signed in after you used it with signs telling you that you could not wait in the waiting room unless you were directly being treated. Then the pen and clipboard disappeared. Next it was temp checks every time you showed up. Last time I was there, they were all wearing masks.

I totally get that the counties directly south of us and directly to the southwest of us are hotspots, but the counties we're in have barely 25 and less than 20 respectively. And those numbers have barely been creeping by a case or three every day or so. For something that is "going to exponentially explode" any day now ... it's been doing a pitiful job of it, but they keep ratcheting up the pressure tighter and tighter.

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:45 PM
I'm guessing too that some places might have their staffing reduced, and if so, this might be a measure to help the employees better monitor the entrance/exit for loss prevention, security, etc

IMO this is entirely about controlling the customer, but I'm thinking it's more to assist their employees rather than health concerns.

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:49 PM
I feel like the world is pretending to be in a plague movie without the actual plague. Oh sure, there is a disease all right, and it's serious for some people, but it's not *this* level of serious.

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:51 PM
a reply to: SleeperHasAwakened

The thing, though, is that a lot of these companies are hiring a lot more people than they normally do. It's not like there is a shortage of laborers, what with a record 6.6 million in GA that have filed for unemployed in just the last week or two.
edit on 3-4-2020 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:54 PM
a reply to: ketsuko

My dad mentioned about some places not accepting cash, and I read somewhere about companies wanting people to use cards. That kind of fits with the Ace clerk and his hesitancy to take my bill.

Next it was temp checks every time you showed up. Last time I was there, they were all wearing masks.

Wonder if it's going to get to the point of checking customer temps, requiring masks for entry, etc.

Maybe it's a "better safer than sorry" approach, but it seems something is not right with the approach. Seems overkill. A social experiment.

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:57 PM
a reply to: Liquesence

That's what's happening in Asia. Temp checks and QR-type codes on your phones as a pass into areas that are virus free.

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 08:14 PM
a reply to: Liquesence

I get it at PT. They have to be hands on with a lot of their customers and a lot of them are elderly. So they do have to be careful. I haven't said anything about it.

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 08:18 PM
a reply to: ketsuko

Yeah, I get it at a health care or similar medical facility, and it makes sense, I just meant seeing that happen in general.

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 08:19 PM
a reply to: Liquesence

my brother lives across the road, he and his went to walmart about 2:30 this afternoon. he's still not made it back yet.
we started doing ours right after the first azz wipin riots. we'd slip up to walmart at about 5 in the morning, then hit the pig until we were able to get the stuff we needed. took about 5 days of doing that.

we always get enough to last about a month or two. run out of some before that usually. i'm figuring we got enough to go about a month, and that's buying harder to prepare meals. but hey looks like we're gonna have time so no big deal.

i didn't go because of the covid, i went because everybody else was and buying up all the stuff.

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 08:24 PM

originally posted by: Gargoyle91

originally posted by: putnam6
It just seems like it is so much overblown, even though I certainly get that you want to err on the side of caution. That said it almost feels like we are collectively being programmed, being conditioned for something else. It's a thought that keeps waking me up at night.

I'm not getting it New York has had 1958 deaths from the Covid-19 but in 2017 they had 4517 die from the flu are flu numbers not being counted this year ? I don't understand the absolute panic .

This has been my point since day one of this sh__
According to the CDC records , Georgia had one of the worst seasons on record for the late 2018 - early 2019 Flu season .
And not one soul was talking about it.
What did we do then ?
Not a damn thing .

edit on 4/3/20 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 08:52 PM
It begins:

This makes sense on why they are corralling people with the entrances. Will other companies follow suit?

I think Home Depot already does this...
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posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 09:47 PM
a reply to: Liquesence

Cash is going to be an issue, we know 1 guy who went to buy a beer and the shop assistant refused and said we don't accept cash. He said I'm just going to leave this here and left 5 bux on the counter and walked out with the beer.

At this point it's still legal tender.
edit on 3-4-2020 by hopenotfeariswhatweneed because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 06:41 AM
Again, I'm coming at this as someone who has nearly died from a coronavirus - had I not been in the cardiologists office when my heart stopped, I wouldn't be writing this.

The biggest issue seems to be that people aren't heeding advice about distance. The last time I was at the store a few days ago, they were milling about and seem (to me) to be adopting a "no, you move out of MY way" attitude. I also observed a group of employees A. Much closer than 6 feet and (more importantly) B. Totally blocking an entire aisle.

So it seems that it's being thought that congestion 6 feet apart outside is better than the cavalier attitude that most people seem to have. When the talk turns to how this is rather communistic in how we're being forced to do these things, remember the people did it to themselves by not using the common sense that comes with being a human being.

a reply to: Liquesence

posted on Apr, 4 2020 @ 06:49 AM
a reply to: billxam

Then they get what they get.

At some point, you can't make enough laws to cure stupid.

When does that end? When they've forcibly locked us all in the jails they've prematurely emptied of prisoners for fear that those same prisoners would get infected ... for our own good and to preserve our social distancing since some people were too stupid to figure out 6 ft.

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