Looking Out My Office Window and Taking In the Scene

So here I am, musing and wondering.

It has been a heckuva week. The dental products business was beginning to blossom and now has hit a stall due to dental offices being closed. My other main income source is construction in the state below where the Governor issues cryptic edits which leave business owners confused. I had the owner call me looking for advice on how to handle an employee who faked having Coronavirus.

The trip to the Safeway has become like penetrating a not friendly country, with people keeping distance and eyeing each other with concern and a touch of fear. Shelves are fully stocked except for paper products and disinfectant cleaners.

The roads are empty but people are out walking the neighborhood in pairs of humans or humans and canines, keeping their distance.

It feels like people are waiting for the bombs to drop, fearing the near future possibilities of disease, financial hardship and a loss of lifestyle.

My folks at the manufacturing plants in Missouri and Arizona have concern in their voice as I send them a trickle of work instead of the steady flow they had become used to.

No one I talk to is happy about “free money” coming their way, or generous unemployment deals. They want to be back in charge of their own destinies, building on a foundation they laid day by day.

Our politicians think so little of us it hurts. The assumption that people will not accept risks to control their own destiny is false for much of our citizenry, but our elite class is so secure in their bubble, with steady paychecks and status that they have no concept of working America.

Containing a free people who are willing to take risks to feed their families is a bad idea.

There will be a loosening of the blockade on work soon or there will be non-compliance.

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Author: TKC 1101

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10 thoughts on “Looking Out My Office Window and Taking In the Scene”

  1. Another convenience store just opened up in the neighborhood. Life is basically normal here but with heightened mask wearing and definitely not going to work with fevers.

    The governors of our “states” have extended stay at home orders till April 4th.

    I checked the Osaka website and they were advising people to just follow common sense things at times of outbreaks.

    I have gone out on public transportation (trains) and people are fewer but not too different.

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  2. Truth to tell, I wouldn’t even notice it here since we often don’t see anybody else for days, no need to get up close ‘n’ personal, and I work from home. But our law office is closed. One of my colleagues has twins home from college and is going crazy making sure they can get their separate online classes.  This online class thing is not easy for most people and not even possible for some.

    America is getting ripped off big-time.

    As for non-compliance: we can’t do it alone!  Will bars and restaurants defy orders of dept of health and open up?  By this time, restaurants have probably had to dispose of a lot of the food they had on hand before TheShutdown.   And so many distilleries have gone over to making hand sanitizer!  Pretty soon people will be drinking that.

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  3. Just think about the hullabaloo that is raised every time there is even a hint of a GOVERNMENT shutdown. Like for even just a coupla days. It’s portrayed like government workers will be expiring on the street as they crawl towards the food pantry to beg for hardtack for their children. You know government workers always get paid, eventually, there’s no missing of realtime sales like for our shops, profit that will never be regained.

    This shutdown stinks.

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  4. Pencilvania:
    Just think about the hullabaloo that is raised every time there is even a hint of a GOVERNMENT shutdown. Like for even just a coupla days. It’s portrayed like government workers will be expiring on the street as they crawl towards the food pantry to beg for hardtack for their children. You know government workers always get paid, eventually, there’s no missing of realtime sales like for our shops, profit that will never be regained.

    This shutdown stinks.

    Is “stink” bad?

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  5. “Don’t say stinks darling. If absolutely necessary say smells, but only if absolutely necessary.” (Guess the movie)

    Well, smells then, because it’s necessary!

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  6. Blondie:
    “Don’t say stinks darling. If absolutely necessary say smells, but only if absolutely necessary.” (Guess the movie)

    Well, smells then, because it’s necessary!

    “I Married a Sock Puppet”

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  7. 10 Cents:

    Blondie:
    “Don’t say stinks darling. If absolutely necessary say smells, but only if absolutely necessary.” (Guess the movie)

    Well, smells then, because it’s necessary!

    “I Married a Sock Puppet”

    🙄

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