So, I’m getting confused. I thought that only essential businesses were to remain open and all other non-essential businesses were to close down and cease any and all operation for 30 days from the time of the order.
Yet, my lawn guys came and mowed my lawn today.
Is that an essential business? I didn’t know that the height of my grass was of major concern or issue while people are dropping like flies all over the globe.
And yet, I find myself wondering if my lawn guy, who has been doing my lawn for at least three years now, is saying to hell with the order, this is my prime season start time and I need the money, my employees need the money.
Which leads me to my next question…is he automatically assuming that everyone has money right now to pay for lawn services? That would be a luxury I would eliminate if we didn’t have income coming in in this house. But to just assume…what happens to those who can’t pay, but you already mowed without calling or texting or verifying in any way that they would want the service in this time of crisis.
Is it just me or does that seem just a few degrees off cool? Like it’s not exactly shady, but it’s not exactly proper business practices either, right?
I don’t know. Seems like everyone is making their own rules right now. It’s scary but, at the same time, it makes me chuckle. I may or may not get some flak for saying this but Americans really do tend to think they are all special individuals. It seems like nobody wants to REALLY be part of a real team and work toward a common goal knowing full well you don’t get any individual personal recognition or special treatment. Somehow Americans, and yes, it’s more the younger gens than the older, seem to feel that they are all special and that each one is an island to themselves. Honestly, it just gets frustrating. I think there is a line, fine as it may be, between every person out for themselves and actual capitalism.
So, in the last week we have determined that there are still no signs of the end of days, no zombies except for the crack on crack chick from the other night, and apparently EVERYBODY in the whole damn metro area is an essential worker and so important to the economy that they cannot possibly stay home and minimize exposure and spread of this infection.
As of today, we start week two. People do seem to be getting a little more, shall we say, tense, just in general. It also seems like people are losing the fear factor which is odd because we haven’t even hit the peak of the infection spread according to the experts. Oh, these silly people who think nothing bad will ever happen to them.
Is this a natural example of survival of the fittest???? If you are smart and do what you are supposed to you and your loved ones have a shot, but if you aren’t and you don’t take precautions, you and your loved ones may drop like flies getting sprayed with Raid.
Not a fun thought. I prefer to stay home and healthy. But I’m still struggling with this whole impediment of my civil liberties. But I guess that’s a gray area.
Anyways peeps, off to bed.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more lockdown life!