I have met the uninformed and it is us.
Tuesday was the last almost normal day. Movies, schools and universities, libraries, and most public parks and attractions had already closed.
My husband took his car to the dealership for its annual inspection. The person at the dealership flunked his car because one of the rear license plate lights was out. When my husband checked it himself, both lights were burning. When he mentioned it to the cashier, she told him that sometimes the LED lights were intermittent–$100 for the light and $20 for someone to replace the light. Come back on Thursday because the light has to be ordered.
He texted me when he left the dealership and I met him for breakfast at First Watch at our neighborhood shopping center. We were the only people in the restaurant beside the staff until another couple came in about the time we were leaving. Social distancing was not a problem because of the lack of crowd in this popular breakfast/lunch place.
That night I had an inkling that the DMV might be closed because I needed to get something renewed. Sure enough, the DMV had closed that day for about two weeks (at least for now).
On Wednesday, my husband got a phone call that the light bulb had been received and was scheduled for an appointment on Thursday morning–now it was drop off only. I offered to follow him to the dealership so I could pick him up and we could go out to breakfast.
When we got to First Watch, the owner apologized that now it was Grab and Go only. He would take our order and bring it out to the car, but we could not wait in the restaurant. Fortunately, it was a nice day so waiting outside the restaurant was not an issue.
My husband picked up his car and owed another $20. Before he left it at the dealership he confirmed that the license plate LED was still burning.
That afternoon we went for a ride and decided to stop at our favorite winery to buy a bottle of wine and split s dessert while overlooking the lake from their large spacious porch. The winery was closed and unable to sell us anything. They did let us enjoy the view on the porch.
Today, there is more misinformation.
Many Millenials and gen Z-ers think they can not get the virus and if they do, they will not pass it on. WRONG.
There are some medicines that will shortly be available to help treat the Coronavirus. At some point but not SOON!
Picture of the empty shelves of a San Diego Vons Market taken by Bonnie Brown on 20 March 2020