I don’t really want to write, but I feel the need to speak on something that is both terrifying and enlightening to me.
I had to go out today to pick up the Elder Duck’s medicine and since Wegmans is the pharmacy I use, I thought I might as well do a few little things shopping. Protein, coffee creamer, that kind of stuff.
Now, I wouldn’t have gone out at all if I didn’t need to go to the pharmacy, but since I had to, I figured the whole two birds with a big rock thing was happening.
I was amazed and horrified I guess.
For starters, no, I am not going to talk shit about Wegmans, mostly because there is nothing that I saw that made me mad. They had social distancing cues so set it was insane. They had sanitizer available at the door and pretty much begged you to use it before you came into the store. The aisles were fully stocked, there was no panic buying going on and, since I live in New York and there is a mandatory order to wear masks in public, everyone was wearing one of various efficacy, but that is for another thing. I don’t have a mask proper, so I did the whole bandana thing, it was good enough for what it did.
It was spotless in there. There were people waiting to sanitize essentially anything you touched and they did, often.
So Wegmans gets the big upward-facing thumb from the Bear.
Want to know what scared me, like, actually frightened me a little bit?
I walked around and I saw all these people doing PRECISELY what they were asked to do for public health by the Governor of the state and then I remembered the Adderall sniffing Orange Shit Gibbon who is in charge of the company and I shivered because if it were his choice, which all thanks to the Great Goddess it isn’t, we would all be doing all the things, all the time.
I know people who have been exposed. I know people who have been tested. I know people who have families who are infected.
This isn’t the Governor telling you that you have to wear a green shirt on Wednesdays, this is an order that is there to make sure LESS PEOPLE DIE.
So yeah, I am behind the Governor. No, I do not like that I have to do it, I am not supposed to like it. I am supposed to do it, and not get myself or anyone else sick because of it.
Accept this and stop fucking protesting.