Grapefruitprincess ReLoaded: COVID-19 Self Distancing Diary - Day 3 // The Day Reality Set In?

Friday, March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Self Distancing Diary - Day 3 // The Day Reality Set In?

Date: 3/20/2020
Got up at: 7:15am
Got dressed: Yes!
Started to work: 7:50am
Cups of coffee: stopped counting



"Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you."
– Alex Haley


The past 24 hours have been emotional and kinda strange.  A lot happened work-wise. Decisions were made by the government, and had to be executed. And that's when uneasiness took over. While I still have projects to work on for the next couple of weeks, some of my coworkers in another agency had to adapt to new circumstances. I'm hoping and praying for "normality" to return to our lives. I want security for everyone. And I just hope as a team we can pull this off.

                                                            Business photo created by evening_tao - www.freepik.com

On top of this I got news from friends who were laid off and some of them running low on groceries and life essentials. During this time, don't forget the people that are usually invisible to you and even invisible to the system, for various reasons... the workers behind the scenes, the kitchen workers in restaurants, bartenders, the waiters and waitresses. A waitress here makes less than $3 an hour and depends on tips. Now thanks to the Coronavirus, there is no dine in. There is no job for waiters, and the extra kitchen staff is being sent home.

This Facebook post I found might be a little harsh and slightly over the top but there is a lot of truth in it, too:




After work I went to the store. I had to get cat food, and was hoping to get some bread. Which I did - I grabbed the last overpriced organic loaf that was left on the shelf. Eggs were sold out - besides the expensive free range/cage free/organic ones. I'm glad that's what I buy anyway, so I budget for paying a little more for my groceries.

Chicken was gone, so was ground meat. The deli meat was 90% gone. I did get sliced cheese. The isle that's usually used for toilet paper and kitchen towels is used for storage boxes now. Isn't this a farce? Now Walmart is supplying the people that went bonkers buying everything in bulk with ways to store it...

I ended all my shopping when I saw a Walmart worker pulling in a cart with flour and sugar, and witnessed folks going nuts and ripping through the foil to get something before the worker even had the time to put it on the shelves. I had to leave... I got anxious, emotional, and stressed.

Remember yesterday when I said I'm trying to focus on the positive (mental health issues right here) - I did see one Walmart employee guiding and guarding an elderly woman on a scooter through the craziness and helping her find what she needed. Superhero!


Promise not to be selfish. And be kind to one another.
Love & Peace,
Anni

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COVID-19 Self Distancing Diary - Day 3 // The Day Reality Set In?

Date: 3/20/2020
Got up at: 7:15am
Got dressed: Yes!
Started to work: 7:50am
Cups of coffee: stopped counting



"Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you."
– Alex Haley


The past 24 hours have been emotional and kinda strange.  A lot happened work-wise. Decisions were made by the government, and had to be executed. And that's when uneasiness took over. While I still have projects to work on for the next couple of weeks, some of my coworkers in another agency had to adapt to new circumstances. I'm hoping and praying for "normality" to return to our lives. I want security for everyone. And I just hope as a team we can pull this off.

                                                            Business photo created by evening_tao - www.freepik.com

On top of this I got news from friends who were laid off and some of them running low on groceries and life essentials. During this time, don't forget the people that are usually invisible to you and even invisible to the system, for various reasons... the workers behind the scenes, the kitchen workers in restaurants, bartenders, the waiters and waitresses. A waitress here makes less than $3 an hour and depends on tips. Now thanks to the Coronavirus, there is no dine in. There is no job for waiters, and the extra kitchen staff is being sent home.

This Facebook post I found might be a little harsh and slightly over the top but there is a lot of truth in it, too:




After work I went to the store. I had to get cat food, and was hoping to get some bread. Which I did - I grabbed the last overpriced organic loaf that was left on the shelf. Eggs were sold out - besides the expensive free range/cage free/organic ones. I'm glad that's what I buy anyway, so I budget for paying a little more for my groceries.

Chicken was gone, so was ground meat. The deli meat was 90% gone. I did get sliced cheese. The isle that's usually used for toilet paper and kitchen towels is used for storage boxes now. Isn't this a farce? Now Walmart is supplying the people that went bonkers buying everything in bulk with ways to store it...

I ended all my shopping when I saw a Walmart worker pulling in a cart with flour and sugar, and witnessed folks going nuts and ripping through the foil to get something before the worker even had the time to put it on the shelves. I had to leave... I got anxious, emotional, and stressed.

Remember yesterday when I said I'm trying to focus on the positive (mental health issues right here) - I did see one Walmart employee guiding and guarding an elderly woman on a scooter through the craziness and helping her find what she needed. Superhero!


Promise not to be selfish. And be kind to one another.
Love & Peace,
Anni

No comments :

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni