No matter how long I live, I think the memory that will linger longer than any other is the absence of toilet paper. There’s no TP in Massachusetts, even out here in the boonies. No TP in Boston. No TP in Texas, Utah, California, or Canada. Or Australia. So far, they are holding steady in Switzerland, but they are not organizationally challenged.
They just closed all the restaurants and bars in Chicago and parts of New Jersey. Can Massachusetts be far behind?
NOTE: Two hours after I wrote this, the Governor was on TV announcing the closure of restaurants statewide and a very short opening of bars. No bars in Boston? There could be RIOTS!
Speaking of behinds, is this really because of the TP shortage? Maybe they don’t want to feed us because you know, what goes in must come out?
In a lot of places, there’s a shortage of food. Not here, probably because we are a low-density population area. You just don’t find a lot of crowds in Worcester County. Nonetheless, the hospital called to say all non-emergency appointments are canceled and they will call us when they are ready to re-schedule. I’m counting on our lack of population to help control spreading in this area.
I’m alert but not worried. Why worry? What’s going to happen will happen, whether or not I worry.
Did anyone ever imagine living under plague conditions with the worst president ever at the helm? I didn’t think so. For the medievalists in my following, if this doesn’t remind you of the 14th century, nothing will. And the irony is that with all our “advances,” we have nothing that can stop this virus except luck and time.