Musings during the Coronavirus

Monkey scratching his headHave you ever met somebody who exceeds your expectations, no matter how low you keep moving the bar?

Can you get PTSD from self-isolation during the Coronavirus?

For a respiratory virus, why is there a run on toilet paper?

At the local Krogers, why are they also rationing adult incontinence products and feminine hygiene supplies ? Now lack of those things does cause a run…

With all of this self quarantining, will we have a population explosion in nine months?

The babies born in 9 months will be called Coronials…and then in 13 years they’ll change the names to Quaranteenagers.

With most professional, collegiate, and high school sports canceled, the local sportscasters are reduced to talking about high school stars that have signed to play for UVA and the professional prospects for past collegiate stars.

Change, these days seems constant.

Social Distancing–Spread the word, not the virus.

Whether dealing with the virus or politicians:  The situation “brings to mind the words, borrowed from Oliver Cromwell, that British Conservative backbencher Leo Amery used in 1940 to bring down Neville Chamberlain, a prime minister of his own party: “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go.”

Does grab and go refer to the toilet paper aisle or restaurants that can only offer take out?

Are all of those ads for free delivery of online food or goods,  a case of viral marketing?

In the future will BC stand for Before Coronavirus if we are going to be reshaped as dramatically as some pundits are predicting?

20 thoughts on “Musings during the Coronavirus”

  1. Interesting thoughts here. My theory on TP is it’s so visible that people can’t help but see others buying it, especially more than one package, so they suspect there might be a shortage and “stock up” themselves. Strangely, I haven’t seen many references to a soap shortage. Someone might be leaving the store with a whole bag full of soap but you wouldn’t see it. But you do see the package of TP under their arm. I like your names for the kids who will be born at the end of the year.
    2020 was expected to be a special year, but hardly anyone expected this!

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      1. There seems to be a lengthy period of figuring out what’s going on, followed by denial, before individuals and governments start acting. I think that’s what happened in Italy, which then jolted other countries into action.

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        1. Except here where our Wartime President is getting tired of the current situation is making loud noises that he may loosen the social distancing requirements because he thinks it bad for the economy.


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