Friday, March 13, 2020
It's official, PEOPLE gone crazy!
The people of Ottawa have lost their minds! The federal and provincial governments, did suggest that people should have supplies on hand in case they had to stay home for a week or two. However what people heard was that, a zombie apocalypse is eminent and they must hoard supplies to last them for at least five years!!!! Aaaaaah!
There is definitely a little panic setting in, I can understand that. The news keeps saying to remain calm and yet before every news cast, there is dangerous sounding music thundering out and a deep voice saying Covit 19 emergency coverage... remain calm? Really? Ottawa had two more cases yesterday, one of them was Prime Minister Trudeau's wife Sophie. Canada also had its first death. The schools are going to be shut down until April, people are going to be working from home when possible, events like the St Patrick's day parade, hockey games etc, etc have been cancelled. The province of Quebec is thinking about closing shopping malls. There was going to be a St Patrick's day dance on Saturday for the LGBTQ community, featuring 70s and 80s music, I was excited about that but now decided not to go, I think it's going to be cancelled anyway.
Last night I went to get groceries, this was my first experience with people panic, until now things were calm. I like to shop for groceries around 8:00 p.m. because the store is empty. Last night the parking lot was full! Many of the shelves were empty, especially toilet paper, I don't get the toilet paper panic. A couple of small packs last me a year. A lot of the prices have been raised, no sales happening unless it's something people don't normally buy. I realized panic has set in. This morning the radio host was saying to stay away from areas with Costco stores, the traffic into the stores, are blocking the main through traffic flow. It's like black Friday Christmas shopping out there now!
Even my own situation, Mr X decided to go ahead with his plans and he went to California. Things are changing by the hour, I think that could potentially be a huge mistake. Now they are suggesting to stay away from anyone who traveled outside of the country for two weeks. He is not going to like this, he doesn't feel threatened by the virus. He gets in Saturday afternoon and was hoping to see me Saturday evening. I want to wait, I don't want airport germs!!! This could be our first argument, I do however really really really miss him.