“…it’s the mileage.” – Indiana Jones
Yes, that is my toe starting to stick out of the left shoe. Running shoes do that after enough miles.
We were reminded at the beginning of the week that:
- The COVID-19 virus situation was getting worse (based on the situation in Italy and how little was being done in the US)
- The stock market was expected to dive even further (based on the futures market over last weekend)
- He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named was still in the White House (which explains a LOT about items #1 and #2)
- We had the freakin’ time change to Daylight Savings Time to mess with our heads.
- There’s a Friday the 13th today! (I’m 100% ***NOT*** superstitious, truly, but hey, sometimes an omen is an omen, know what I mean?)
CONGRATULATIONS! We all survived it!
With all of that “doom and gloom” on the horizon, no one was even warning us that the NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA, NASCAR, MLS, and every other capitalized sports acronym on the planet was going to pull the plug.
Hell, Disneyland is shutting down! I believe that’s actually mentioned in the Book of Revelations as one of the Seven Signs of the Apocalypse.
There might not be toilet paper in the stores (there probably is if you just bother to go to the smaller stores instead of Costco) but there are a gazillion alternatives – if you don’t believe me, read the words of someone much more erudite than me.
Let’s be smart as a society, even if we have a world class moron as a “leader.” Ignore what he says and listen to the actual doctors say. A key is going to be “smoothing the curve,” spreading out the growth of COVID-19 so that people who get really badly infected and need ICU beds will have them over four to six to twelve months instead of all needing them at once in four to six weeks. It’s not rocket science.
Wash your hands.
Stay home if you’re sick.
Help others in need.
Then wash your hands again. Seriously.