Y’all, I continue to be amazed at the populace. So many people are odd. So many people are absolutely delightful.
In our neighborhood we’re having Bear Sightings. Each neighbor is asked to put a teddy bear in a window and the children are looking for them. Alone, of course, or on Teddy Bear Sightings in their parent’s cars. Isn’t that a cool idea? My teddy bear is in my office window. Come on, you KNOW I had one.
It’s impossible to find bananas anywhere. Or certain kinds of peanut butter. If you are a food addict – which, thankfully, I’m not – you would be hard pressed to find your goodies nowadays. It makes me wonder if rationing during World War II was like this. Why isn’t it ever written World War 2? Why always the Roman numeral?
I think all the grocery stores are doing a wonderful job. HEB, which is a local/regional chain that’s huge here in Texas, has a specific number for senior citizens to order their groceries and get them delivered. Isn’t that a great idea?
You have to be very sneaky to get a delivery from Prime Now. Order very early in the morning and you can get a delivery two days later. I ordered from Prime Now last week and got the wrong order. First time it has ever happened. I ordered on my desktop, went to Amazon, and clicked Whole Foods. I only ordered about $33 worth of stuff, but I got a big order that wasn’t mine. The poor person whose order I got had loaded up on popcorn, pretzels, cookies, pasta, ravioli, butter, and sour cream. In other words, nothing that I could eat. After talking to the Amazon rep from Prime Now, I was left with, “Thank you very much for letting us know. Goodbye.” Uh, what about my $33? I gave the pasta to John, telling him it was the most expensive $33 pasta in the world. Frankly, if that was my only problem, I don’t have any problems. I did feel sorry for the person who was expecting popcorn and cookies, not to mention ravioli. I had to throw it all away.
John was laid off on Friday, like millions of people, probably. It was the first time it happened to him, but it happened to the entire hotel. It’s a very popular hotel, near the airport, so if it’s affected, everything’s affected.
On a personal note, I tried this new shampoo that was supposed to be good for thinning hair. It was billed as sulfate free because I break out in huge, ghastly pimples with a sulfate shampoo. Well, guess what, y’all, it had something called SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE – which, to my untrained eye – sounds similar enough to sodium lauryl sulfate that it caused me problems. Namely, these huge, honkin’ pimples the size of a dinner plate. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but there are about twenty of them on my scalp. I’m going back to baking soda. It’s the only way to wash my hair and not be in pain. Better living through chemistry? Uh, no. Maybe the old ways are the best.
I think that several of the cultural things that are happening in this era will continue when we’re no longer in lockdown.
You do realize that there’s an old Chinese curse, don’t you? It states: May you live in interesting times. I would say that these are interesting times, wouldn’t you?
Do let me know how you’re doing in your bunker.
– Your pimply headed reporter