On 4/7/2020 8:05 PM, Kevrob wrote:
Post by Kevrob
It's like the "bread & milk" people when the first flurries
start to fall before a predicted heavy snow, taken up to 11.
It really is. And add in "eggs". All of which, unlike TP, have finally
recovered--I saw completely-full shelves of eggs while I was in Safeway
on Monday, and the Wal-Mart already had those back in stock last week.
Speaking /of/ Wal-Mart, ours seems to always have either a reasonable
stock of new-dispenser-type Softsoap or a couple _isolated_ bottles of
refill that are either Dial or store-brand, but _not_ Softsoap. It also
had, around noon, maybe 2 100-packs of nitrile gloves, so I picked those
up because the vinyl ones I'd bought last November were never going to
last me until my Amazon order showed up (I was one of the first in the
area to switch to wearing gloves while out shopping, but that burns
through them a whole lot faster than just "having three in my purse
along with a mess bag when I take the dog for a walk--assuming my back
is up to staying straight enough not to try to paralyse me on that walk
anyway". Safeway has none of that, and I haven't got to the King Soopers
Marketplace (read: Fred Meyer-for-areas-outside-the-PNW, because for
some reason Kroger doesn't like expanding brands these days) to check it
out since before nonessential businesses were still legal here.
Costco experiences for Dad seem to mirror Dorothy's and Hal's, which
means he's staying away from it for the most part; the rest don't seen
nearly as concerned with limiting the amount of people in-store because
for the most part there just aren't enough arriving at the stores to
need metering anymore. Though I think only maybe half were masked on
Monday, which was 3 days after the "request" from our governor. On that
note: I think I particularly like mine, though I hope that it holds up
to being washed in ways that violate its care instructions (which call
for cold washing to preserve either the fabric quality or the design):
Parents are currently using crafting-and-home-improvement-type dust
masks; I have an annoying suspicion they're also /re/using them, as they
seem to have a lot less fear about this mess than I do (partly because
_I'm_ a whole lot less likely to pass and leave _them_ holding the bag
for cleaning up the mess I've made of the place over two decades, than
_they_ and especially Dad are to do so and leave me in a tight spot;
_I'm_ aware that I'm literally incapable of keeping house for more than
a week; they insist that I'd be able to live on my own in their absence.
And they've buried a _lot_ of the people they previously knew closely
over the last 4 years, to the point they have as many real _friends_
left at just-under-71 as _their_ parents had at 80--and in the case of
his father and her grandmother, 90. So they may not despise the Reaper
quite so much as me--particularly Dad, who's looking at guerr lrnef bs
rasbeprq grrgbgnyvat nf fbba nf gur pbhegf erbcra naq qevaxf ba n qnvyl
onfvf rira craqvat uvf urnevat).
Have _not_ seen TP anywhere yet, though, and I'm glad that I grabbed the
last pack of Bounty Basics Select-a-Size from Lowe's on that Friday
after CA's shelter-in-place was official, but before ours here in CO was.
I have to suggest that /living in the actual fall of the United States/
("President Newsom" was trending tonight! I think it was both meant
semi-seriously, AND wasn't referring to putting him in the White House
in Washington! Dude, that makes DC the capital of a failed or failing
state!) is every bit as terrifying as I thought it would be, and very
much feels like a vindication of why I never read _actual_ prepperporn.
AND that half the reason I want to continue to live is, as much as
possible, so my parents don't have to clean out my room because I can't.
Otherwise? There're times I think I'm trying to be reborn overnight. In
90 percent of them I'm not even actively trying to pull myself back to
Though I would _really_ rather still have the _memories_ I've gained in
it. It doesn't seem fair that no one should be able to remember /why/
the Soviets were bad, since that's kind of important in preventing
today's under-30s from trying to re-create the USSR, for example.
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