The final straw came rather suddenly.
I’d just spent an hour navigating one way grocery aisles, doing my best not to get close to others, the wild eyed ones especially, as they can be unpredictable. “No ma’am, I’m not trying to give you Covid, I merely want some tomatoes and your cart is in the way.” Of course I can’t communicate this effectively with my stupid,
muzzle mask garbling the words and hiding my kind expression.
As I move up the now routine mile long checkout line I notice the cashier power washing the conveyer belt as if covered in raw sewage. Wouldn’t it be ironic if conveyer belts soaked with sanitizer chemicals turned out to be more dangerous for us to put grocery items on than the Covid germs they are deployed to destroy?
So there I stood, rather appropriately on my red social distancing marker…
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