We just picked up a bag of locally grown, organic produce while at the Farmers Market… by ordering in advance and letting the farmer pre-pack for us, reducing interaction. Should know by the end of next week if we avoided the coronabullet. Again.
Hmmmmmm, interesting who’s NOT on that list……….just about anyone in the GOP or the White House.
“For that time it was Lancelot’s fate and Guenever’s to take the tonsure and the veil, while Mordred must be slain. The fate of this man or that man was less than a drop, although it was a sparkling one, in the great blue motion of the sunlit sea.”
- T.H. White “The candle in the wind”
Bless them all!
I know in some cities, for instance New York, people are opening their windows at 7PM and literally applauding. I hope it’s bring heard by its intended audience.
Doing the order “dump’n trunk” routine as well. Walmart grocery app is working OK, sometimes confusing. Some Regional grocery chains apps require heavy duty RAM and processors, and need alot of debugging. Only a desk/laptop works for them. Farmers markets are the easiest using the phone to order. I use gloves and mask to unload from the trunk and then spray and wipe all items with disinfectant in the garage. The plastic bags sadly go into the garbage outside (I despise plastic waste). Products go into cloth bags or pillowcases to the pantry/freezer/fridge. Once empty the cloth bags and pillowcases go into a hot water washing machine. Try to use every product to reduce waste to near zero when possible, keeping grocery runs as few as possible.
I’m lucky that I’m in a very rural part of the country, where social distancing is NOT that difficult. And now our local Mall-Wart has restricted shopping hours for Seniors like me, where you MUST be over 62 to get into the store. of course, I’m STILL careful, and I limit my trips to town, which is over 20 miles away from where I live.
By the way… YES, the truckers ARE heroes, along with everyone else shown. I spent over 35 years driving, and I know that this is a BITCH of a job in the best of times, but now it’s even worse, with some shippers and receivers NOT letting drivers use their restrooms, some states have closed rest areas, and the hours of service regulations have been relaxed, so some drivers are driving excessive hours just to get vital supplies and food delivered.
Bless them ALL!
As a recently retired network engineer, I feel for my former colleagues who are supporting a network that was never designed for 850 people to work from home. Everybody on the list is pulling extra weight these days. Thank you all!
I’ll add one more service: refuse collectors (the good ole garbage men).
Notice how paltry their remuneration!
Most places deliver groceries….if you wash your hands and don’t touch your face, shelter in place….you should be good! It’s not worth the risk to venture out if you don’t follow the CDC guidelines…you can also wear a bandana as a mask if the alcohol mist bothers you! What ever it takes ……
Let us also applaud the good citizens who are behaving as requested.
The inconvenience is slight, compared to having a coffin for a bed.
You forgot the military personnel who are being called back to help with this mess.
Pretty well a compilation of low paid and unappreciated careers.. until now. But how long will the appreciation last.. and forget about a long term remuneration increase.
Last Friday, I looked up a map of my state to find a county that had no reported cases of the Trump Plague. I had been self isolated for three weeks, so I felt like it was safe that I wouldn’t infect anyone, then drove 40 miles to the grocery store in that county. I’m 75 and have type A blood, so if you think that’s overreacting, I hope you’re right, but I doubt it. I got $200 worth of groceries, should last at least until the end of July.
Then, I noticed a pharmacy tech and asked her " Are there any cases reported here yet?" Her answer: “We wouldn’t know, we have some people we’d like to test, but we have to get the tests from either St Louis or Chicago, and they don’t have enough to test their own people.” So, if you think you are in a Trump Plague free zone, that may be just another one of his lies.
The news media and politicians do not belong with the others in today’s tribute.
Great cartoon, Jack!
I would add satirists (including but not limited to editorial cartoonists) who hold politicians’ feet to the fire, and also the feet of people who bleedin’ CONTINUE to congregate in crowds, thus putting literally all the people they contact at possible risk.
Elbow bumps all around!
Jack! Lovely tribute to all our Sung Heroes ♥♥