We have been as isolated as we can do which from looks of neighbors we are doing heckava lot more than they are and they have kids. Friends over playing ball, family over for dinners. WTH? We haven't been out for 4 weeks. I needed some bolts to finish a project so went to Ace with mask and nitrile gloves on. Signs all over, maintain 6' distancing, wear mask, no more than 20 in store. BS - more than 30 in store, nobody wearing masks except me, and when I am in bolt aisle, 3 bozos drop in and stand right next to me shoulder to shoulder. So instead of saying something that I know would start something that I would have to finish, I left aisle until they left. Older gent from Ace, no mask, comes over really close to me inside even normal spacing that makes folks uncomfortable and asks if I need help and then starts coughing. WTH again! Jumped away and he says "don't worry I don't have the virus" which I respond "you are absolutely clueless". So here I am almost 70 retired as Dir of Environmental Health and Safety for a 100B global company, 40+ years in the field, certified professional auditor in Environmental, Safety, Occupational Health, and quite a few more other areas and I am seeing dumbest, clueless, careless, mind numbing actions of people completely ignoring requirements, self preservation is not even thought of, heck, pure Darwinism at work. I have multiple Pandemic training scenarios from past Avian flu, SARS, H1N1 and so on and what I am watching at government level is ludicrous. NOBODY wants to make the hard decisions WHEN they needed to be made. The masks are nice touch but folks will believe they are now invincible and assume they are HEPA rated negative pressure respirators and are safe. Grocery stores is most definitely the biggest potential risk of exposure and there should have been requirements in place 8 weeks ago when we had a chance to mitigate some exposures. Queen Whitmer of MI decisions on what is essential, what is acceptable recreation, what is acceptable medical treatment is beyond head scratching. That is another lengthy discussion but I would likely lose my decorum on her mindless decisions.
I truly don't see this dropping off based upon the totally inept governments advisors that we have in place along with a population that doesn't believe how deadly this virus is and will be. Heck, there was a dad in the store with a young girl maybe 8-9 years old. He had a mask on and she did not because it wouldn't fit. I watched him outside of door and heard him say. Don't worry, it will be ok as he walks in with a mask and she doesn't. She is visibly terrified and yet this moron takes her into the store. I bet she sleeps like a baby huh?
So that was my one and only and last foray into Disneyland of moronic behavior during this Pandemic and I am glad we have plenty of freezer to feed us.
But I am thinking of having a T-shirt made that says:
Social Distancing is 6'; if I can put my size 15 boot up your ass, you are too close!
I bet I can sell them, what say you?
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety." Ben Franklin