I did my normal grocery shopping at 6:00 AM on Sunday this week, instead of Monday. The store was half-staffed, yet I noticed some of the employees were back to wearing masks. Out of maybe 5 or 6 shoppers at that time, three of us wore masks. The last time I was in there, I was the only person wearing a mask.
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The COVID hospitalization numbers have been accelerating rapidly in our area. Last week at the grocery, probably only about 10% of the shoppers were masked, and I don’t recall seeing masks on any employees. Tomorrow is my grocery day. I’ll try to give you an update then.
A friend of mine in her mid-70s called my wife yesterday and informed her that she and her roomate are now in quarantine with COVID headaches, chills, etc.
I never had the chills. I am wondering what variant she and her roomate might be suffering from and when I find out I’ll report it here. This woman is obese from having two knees and her hips replaced. She doesn’t get around like she once did and now to have COVID, my wife and I are quite concerned.
Today’s grocery store update:
2 of the 30 or so employees that I saw were wearing masks.
4 of of the other shoppers were wearing masks. There were well over 100 people in the Kroger.
And I knew Biden shouldn’t have bumped hands with Mohamed Bone Saw.
I just read this a second time and caught that name, “Mohamed Bone Saw.”
And now that we have Orange Julius pumping the LIV golf tournament at his “resorts” will his sportswashing efforts help change the psychopath’s name to “Mohamed Nail File?”
My fist bump for that sicko might be a “miss” and end up under his jaw. I could never be an ambassador for this country. Too irreverent.