A Little Trip

I ventured out yesterday playing the role of the delivery service for my mother. You know, since she had an emergency where she required orange juice, vodka and cream of wheat. Of course, because I don’t want to go out for a while, I got additional items since I know I would be getting a call two days from now, saying she was out of this and that.

The little outing just reminded me why I don’t like people. I went to a local store where navigating the aisles, so you don’t come in close proximity of people, is a challenge. I almost felt like it was a chess game. Anyway, this chick with her fashionable mask and latex gloves lingered in front of the case that I desperately needed. She lingered. And lingered. And lingered. Okay, you get the idea. She wouldn’t get the truck (insert an F, if so inclined), out of my way. I was maintaining my social distancing, but come on, did your mask and gloves hinder your decision making process? (Can I just say that those people walking around wearing those particular items piss me off? Are you pleased with yourself as you have taken those items away from medical personnel that are on the front lines? You are probably the ones hoarding toilet paper, too.) Sorry for the rant. I digress. So, right when I was about to say, “Excuse me”, I coughed. (Don’t worry. I coughed in my arm. I’m not an asshole.) Now I know how to make people move. She booked it down the aisle without even grabbing anything from the case. So much for using my manners.

I delivered the goods to my mother’s front porch as I am implementing the “no contact” policy since Brian is out in the world working. When I walked into the safety of my home, I exhaled. It was really peopley out there. Being quarantined obviously has not made me miss the human race.

2 thoughts on “A Little Trip

  1. don’t the stores in your area have markers on the floor, so you keep your distance? ours do, and if that means lining up outside, so be it. ….the bigger stores even have a person outside making sure that only so many people at the time get inside. …..many stores even have ‘seniors only’ shopping time set aside ….usually in the morning before the public enters,….and the health care workers the last hour, after the public ……..the royal bank even asked questions about your health and whether you travelled anywhere ….even buses have made a change, every second seat is marked, so you don’t sit close, the entrance is only from the middle, the old exit door, because the driver is cordoned off, except for walkers and wheelchairs, that means the ride is free, …the number of riders fell so drastically that free or not free makes little distance …..and of course, all restaurants and cafes even TH, McD, KFC, Wendy, A&W, all take out only, …. and “automatic change, do not press” notice on north/south traffic light poles on streets ……that is Vancouver, BC



    1. Some of our stores follow those guidelines while others don’t. Plus, you have groups of people who think that grocery shopping is the new social hour. I think we will get more in line with how you all are doing things. Until then, I am going to just hibernate.


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