- Nov 4, 2017
I don’t have a car because you don’t need one here. People are cautious here, but there isn’t the panic you’d think if you just read Twitter and watched MSNBC. Many people are out walking their dogs. There is zero police presence by me so you see joggers clearly not on the way to an “essential” task. At the grocery store, all the cashiers wear gloves and some wear masks. I think now that people see the grocery stores remain open they hoard less than a week ago. It’s noticeable.Do you drive by a hospital? What are the people you converse with say. My sister had someone at work sent home for being sick on Monday and was also around someone who had been testedon Sunday and it came back Negative today. I had her kids over when it happened and she asked me to take them to their dads. How many stories like that are going around. I want to hear from the people.
It’s still tough to score toilet paper and paper towels, but I bought other items with ease today that were all gone last week. I make it a point to go outside every day, but I know where few people walk by a courthouse that’s closed near me. I don’t think anyone walked within 10 feet of me, but I’m cautious.
Most folks I know are more scared of losing their jobs than contracting coronavirus. I know of 3 friends who are now unemployed here. I’m sure more simply haven’t told me. One friend told me the boss asked everyone on the team today for a list of what they’re working on for handover note purposes, when you’re on vacation. I told her, “you know what that handover note is really for, right?” It’s scary because you’re not landing another gig anytime soon if you’re laid off. So that’s the real fear here in NYC from what I have seen. Mind you, I’m 38 not 78.