ImUrHuckleberry wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:57 am
Thegame14 wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:22 pm
that is how is needs to be, everyone stay at home!!!
I don't know if you're watching the news, but overnight there is suddenly a big nationwide push in the media [Deleted -- mod oldcomputerguy]
to send people back to work to save the economy. Before anywhere in the US has even hit a peak they want to send people back to work.
I don't know which news you're watching but I don't see anyone in the media advocating going back to work other than the big guy, and I won't get into my opinion on those motives. I even googled it and can't find that suggestion anywhere. Maybe I should tune in to a college radio station.
At long last my wife and I can find something that fits into our lifestyle like a hand in a glove. We are homebodies, we are never bored, we are independent, we love to fish, and our house is filled with sustainable hobbies. We are retired, so missing work is something we already didn't do. Don't miss it one bit. We love reading, writing, going on walks, riding the exercise bike, doing puzzles, watching movies, playing video games, feeding the fish, the birds, and the deer. Those wild animals in the yard and the lake might have to wait if we run out of fish, bird, and deer food, but they appear to be somewhat independent as well, so I think they'll manage.
We call and write to freinds and relatives, and use facetime to watch our great granddaughter and her latest antics. The only thing we'll miss is the visitors who were dying (pun intended) to come visit, but that's OK, we'll still be here, and if we're not it will be because we're dead and our kids will get the house and the savings, so mission accomplished. Sorry to disappoint, but we're not bouncing off the walls, that is not until the squash court is installed.
And contrary to the opinion of some here who like to categorize those of us who see the seriousness of this pandemic, we're not full of angst, we're not afraid, we're not fearful of dying, and we're not trying to talk anyone into thinking like us. We like thinking like us, and as a matter fact, we like us. Maybe if more people liked themselves more they would take more precautions (wow, three mores in one sentence). Maybe if they liked other people more they would see the value in taking precautions.
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