Okay, so today was the first day I actually left my house since the stay in place order was issued. I finally had no option but to go to the grocery store to finally get the items that were not available at the non-panic panic shopping trip I made. I made a normal grocery shopping trip during everyone else’s panic shopping, horrible choice but necessary nonetheless.
Today, once again, it was necessary. I’ve been without eggs for two weeks so, really, I had no choice. So, outward into the unknown wild I went. And ya know what, other than people seeming to be in a little more of a bad mood than usual, things seemed pretty normal. Most of the shelves were fully stocked, people didn’t really seem touchy about the whole stay six feet away from each other thing yet they didn’t seem overly concerned about enforcing that space around themselves either. There were signs on the floor at the checkout showing where you could stand to be a safe distance from the person in front and behind you but other than that, it’s really up to you to maintain that six feet.
Also, apparently the city doesn’t much care if you are out and about. So, I guess this is an “on your honor” kind of thing, counting on the fact that MOST will comply, but knowing that not ALL will. This, in theory, will at least contain and slow the spread of the virus.
Okay. If THEY say so.
Honestly, I don’t really leave my house much anyways since I do all this work from home anyways. Still, I must admit there was an eerie feeling walking out of my house and getting into my car. It felt like I was walking out into the real unknown, like somehow the world had changed. It looks the same, sounds the same, smells the same. But it almost feels like a non-deserted ghost town. I know that sounds strange, but that’s the best way to describe it. I walk outside and I don’t see anybody. I go to the store and I see people, but no one seems to acknowledge anyone else. It’s like we know that there is life going on, but we almost don’t see it or don’t acknowledge it. Even if it’s right in front of our eyes.
It just feels like a different world out there right now. And I gotta be honest, it’s creeping me out.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned!!!