Can It Be True-s-day?
...I have managed to pull off some bone-headed mistakes over the years, yet somehow managed to come out smelling like a rose. Pure dumb luck? I will NOT elaborate on any of the more memorable misadventures.
I got a call yesterday
...from a former co-worker. He mistakenly believed I had been some kind of stock guru and he wanted some investment advice. I was unable and unwilling to provide any such advice. In fact, I never did offer advice, although I did talk of broader market issues when it arose. In my opinion, stocks are an individual investment, although sectors play a role in determination. I always got scared, well before market tops and was always a bit slow in rejoining the party. Sure, I made a little money along the way, but hindsight indicates it might have been pure dumb luck. Please spare me your version of guidance, as I always thought those that can... do, and those that can’t... talk endlessly.
Now to talk endlessly
Everything being done by the FED and our fearless leaders in Congress, is to bridge a shutdown and fervently hope everything rapidly returns to normal... on the other side. The old V-shaped recovery. I hope for that as well, but I suspect it would require some pure dumb luck.
I think Trump has alluded to a return to “normalcy” and even Cuomo has hinted at much the same. A clearer picture of what might take place was provided from across the pond. It was an idea that has yet to be implemented.
There are many, such as me, that need to remain self-isolated and the heartier souls among us would go back to work and spread the virus around until they develop an immunity. The thinking being it would not be as deadly or require extreme hospitalization among that part of the population. It’s one of those things that looks good on paper... like Family Thanksgiving get togethers.
I see where Wuhan, China’s lockdown will be rescinded on April 8th... two months after the original lockdown. I doubt very seriously the USA will be on lockdown that length of time, which likely brings the previous paragraph into reality.
Local TV news
I get the social distancing on their broadcasts, but can they pull the cameras back a bit. I suspect they are 2 meters apart, but they are trying to make it seem they are in two different locations. Apparently, makeup is most effective at a distance. Or maybe there is a nationwide shortage on makeup.
As our weather forecasters are now set up at home, how long will it be before until they are doing the weather in pajamas? But with the governor and now president interrupting the local news broadcasts, why bother to dress at all?
Sport’s Reporters... talking about your lost ball in high weeds. Skyping with someone who is wearing pajamas (at least tops) is becoming the new norm.
I do feel sorry for the local news. They make their money from ad revenue, such as car dealerships, furniture stores, fine dining establishments, clothing stores, department stores, etc. Places that are now shutdown. Of course, paid political ads are also a big revenue stream. Not seeing any of those currently.
As far as I can tell, all serious crime has stopped and what little crime there is... seems to be centered around the toilet paper aisle.
I hope this is not true, but my spidey sense tells me it is possible, and it is only going to get worse. 2nd and 3rd hand reports indicate people are not quite so chill in grocery stores. It is hard to imagine some of the stuff taking place until I recall those Black Friday stories. I won’t detail some of the things that are being told as taking place at my local grocery venues, but if you use a personal shopper or whatever, they might not be at fault if some of your items are missing and you were still billed.
As for the people allegedly knocked down... I doubt they had any squeezably soft Charmin to break the fall.
Maybe some of the hysterics will subside as we progress deeper into this crisis, but my spidey sense tells me it could get worse. If the police must patrol the grocery aisles, who patrols the neighborhoods?
Happiness shall prevail
Enough with the gloom and doom. The sun is trying to peak out and I have yard work to do. Yeehaw!!