CoronaVirus Update 2: First Grocery Shopping
I can't help if it makes me laugh. Don't blame me, it's not my fault if everything is absurd.
"Sir, please don't pass the paper money to me." It turns out that the supermarkets are open after all but have a new procedure for how to handle money. "Drop your money into this little basket, which is wrapped in plastic." I dropped the crumpled paper pesos into the basket as instructed. Her gloved hands picked it up, placed it into the cash register and withdrew some coins which she held out towards me. "Your change, Sir," and then placed them directly onto my hand. I laughed. This is clearly a one-way relationship! I'm getting a divorce.
...I hope she uses the left-hand/right-hand principle when removing the gloves and I wonder how she handles her own money at home. Money must be the greatest carrier of any bacteria anywhere in the world and is very seldom cleaned if you think about how it circulates. What a ridiculous regulation that basket nonsense is, especially when it isn't even used.
On my way home I thought about how quickly the signs and tarpaulin have been prepared in this apocalyptic time of ours. Some businesses must be doing very well out of this. It set me thinking about how rife commercial opportunism is in our society. It is contagious too, more so than covid-19 and I am the proof for I rushed home to look up related website domain names that I could buy. Unfortunately the two most obvious names have been taken already, with one being owned by Dr WHO, whilst the other is being used to sell cleaning products. Genius. Well, I arrived late again; I missed that train of thought in time to profit on others' misery. What a wasted opportunity that is!
Anyway, in brighter news, it looks like I'll be outside again tomorrow, buying eggs and hopefully oranges.
If you're interested, check out that website: coronavirus.com.