The Pandemic Hits Home

  
By:  perrie-halpern  •  2 months ago  •  151 comments

By:   Perrie Halpern

The Pandemic Hits Home
“After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke


I heard the news today, oh boy....

The coronavirus became a whole lot less abstract to me today. I heard from a close friend, that his son has it, and now probably so does he and his wife. 

The irony is that although we live in New York, which the news keeps calling the epicenter of the epidemic, his son got the disease while sitting for the MCAT in Tennessee. He had heard that a couple of friends had come down with it, and my friend had his son and himself tested, just to be safe. By the time he got home and through the door to his wife, they got the news that his son had shown positive for the coronavirus, and so far, my friend had not. Now they all have to quarantine in place, till it's their turn to be tested, which might take up to 4-5 days here in New York since we are now in testing overdrive. 

Until today, my 86 year old dad was running out to the Home Depot or doing some shopping despite my sister's and my pleas not to be so cavalier. My hubby was doing the same thing. Each claimed they were being careful. I know my friend and he probably was pretty much like my dad and hubby until this. I mean, how careful can you be in a pandemic? I would say, probably not enough. 

These next couple of weeks will probably be like none we will live through and I am sure they will be very trying. My only advice is to not panic but to take whatever you are asked to do seriously, even if it seems extreme with social distancing. If not for yourself, but for someone you care about. 

The Chinese have an old curse; May you live in interesting times. They don't get more interesting than these. 


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Perrie Halpern R.A.
1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 months ago

Well, now it seems all too real to me. I wish you all good health. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    2 months ago

Some people say that 60-100 million Americans will eventually be positive for this virus. Might be now, might be later, might be next year. The only way to avoid this is to test everyone and have those that test positive quarantined until they dont test positive anymore. This would actually work but doesnt seem practical. 

We need national leadership that we are not getting. That may sound partisan, but it is the brutal truth. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    2 months ago

I have to agree with you that those might be the numbers. I think we might have to have a sitewide voluntary report in to make sure everyone here is OK. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    2 months ago

And you as well, Perrie. Stay safe

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.2.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.2    2 months ago

You too, Trout. Stay safe and stay well. 

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.3  XDm9mm  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    2 months ago
Well, now it seems all too real to me. I wish you all good health. 

And back at you and your's PH.   Hopefully, taking personal precautions will help mitigate any possibility of contracting this virus.

On a side note, I just heard on the news that they have apparently found that taking Ibuprofen might aid in actually making the illness worse.  It has something to do with the enzymes or something along those lines.   Anyway, they suggest simply using Tylenol or another generic type acetaminophen type product.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.3.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  XDm9mm @1.3    2 months ago

Read the same about Ibuprofen somewhere as well.

Tylenol or generic acetaminophen is recommended.

Perrie....Care to post a health seed about the same for all NT members?

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
1.3.2  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.3.1    2 months ago

I heard that this morning on the news right after I popped two for my hangover. We had an apocalypse gathering last night and got tore up. 

The only safe pain killer to take now is Vicodin, not to mention it goes good with a beer. Hair of the dog!

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.3.3  XDm9mm  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @1.3.2    2 months ago

I'm sorry Fish....  and don't take this personal, but you are one seriously "F'd" up puppy!!  jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

Have a good day, and be safe.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
1.3.4  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  XDm9mm @1.3.3    2 months ago

I'd respond to that but I don't want to give the hall monitor any reason to remove the response. It might violate section 4 subsection A of the member's having fun clause.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.3.5  XDm9mm  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @1.3.4    2 months ago

You forgot to note line items 5, 7 and 8

See?  Like minds, well you know the rest.

 
 
 
Krishna
1.3.6  Krishna  replied to  XDm9mm @1.3    2 months ago
On a side note, I just heard on the news that they have apparently found that taking Ibuprofen might aid in actually making the illness worse.  It has something to do with the enzymes or something along those lines.   Anyway, they suggest simply using Tylenol or another generic type acetaminophen type product.

BTW, there are also things you can  take that might lower the chance of you getting it. Or if you do get it in many cases they can lessen the severity-- by either making it milder, or shortening the time you have it-- or both

(Of course Big Pharma has us brainwashed to believe that the "cure" for everything is the artificial products they sell...which are sometime both less effective than natural cures..and since they are artificial chemicals they often have really bad side effects).

And then their disinformation spreads even faster now due to the prevalence of social media....

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.3.7  XDm9mm  replied to  Krishna @1.3.6    2 months ago
BTW, there are also things you can  take that might lower the chance of you getting it. Or if you do get it in many cases they can lessen the severity-- by either making it milder, or shortening the time you have it-- or both

(Of course Big Pharma has us brainwashed to believe that the "cure" for everything is the artificial products they sell...which are sometime both less effective than natural cures..and since they are artificial chemicals they often have really bad side effects).

And then their disinformation spreads even faster now due to the prevalence of social media....

I'm a firm believer in 'natural' homeopathic type supplements and such.   However, unlike some, I don't believe they're the cure all end all that some believe.

I still get vaccinations and antibiotics when necessary, and I've even had some vaccinations people didn't know exist.

 
 
 
devangelical
1.4  devangelical  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    2 months ago

one of my sons is at the Dr's office now, getting tested. he's been sick with a "cold" for 2 weeks and was in Hawaii 2 weeks earlier. he has a history of asthma and works in hospitals installing computer infrastructure. I'm waiting to hear back from him now, since our entire family has been exposed to him.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
1.4.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  devangelical @1.4    2 months ago

Best wishes to you, your son, and the rest of your family........................

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.4.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  devangelical @1.4    2 months ago

I hope he doesn't have it, but if he does, only good wishes to your son and your family. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
1.4.3  1stwarrior  replied to  devangelical @1.4    2 months ago

Best wishes De.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1.4.4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @1.4    2 months ago

Any news yet?

 
 
 
devangelical
1.4.5  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.4.4    2 months ago

a severe case of bronchitis was the diagnosis. he got a meds prescription. his Dr. had no covid-19 tests available. son goes back in after the meds run out in 2 weeks if they don't work.

looks like my revenge based killing spree is now on hold until further notice. /s

 
 
 
pat wilson
1.4.6  pat wilson  replied to  devangelical @1.4.5    2 months ago

Hoping for the best. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1.4.7  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @1.4.5    2 months ago
a severe case of bronchitis was the diagnosis.

I never thought I would say this about a severe case of bronchitis, but thank goodness.  However, there have been many misdiagnosed cases because a proper test wasn't available.  I know he is a big boy and will stay on top of things, but still...

 
 
 
devangelical
1.4.8  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.4.7    2 months ago

we're not too worried at the moment, besides, his mother is an ultra-hypochondriac.

 
 
 
Freewill
1.5  Freewill  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    2 months ago

Best wishes for your friends Perrie! I have a cousin who has be quarantined due to his attendance at a large award ceremony (he actually received an award) in late February where another attendee subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.  No word yet on whether he has been tested for the virus, or has any symptoms.  All we can do is hope for the best for those already exposed, and be smart and do our part to keep this crap from spreading.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    2 months ago

Sorry to hear about your friend. Take solace in the fact that a large majority of people recover, even among those over 60. 

Your dad should probably not go out any more, or certainly not as often until this is over. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago

I'm trying to be philosophical about this, and obviously I am worried about my friends and my parents, for different reasons. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

It is a serious inconvenience, but if you are very careful as we have been and not try to be a hero, the problem will eventually subside, which is what has started to happen here.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    2 months ago
the problem will eventually subside, which is what has started to happen here.

According to the Communist Chinese media outlets controlled by the Peoples Liberation Army.

I'm sorry, Buzz, but I trust China and Chinese media about as much as I would trust not being crispy crittered by jumping into an active volcano lava pool.

 
 
 
CB
3.1.1  CB   replied to  XDm9mm @3.1    2 months ago

That's laughable to me. You don't trust Buzz do give you unofficial 'wellness reports' as a representative on site. Can you put any stock in mine sharing similarly from California? Furthermore, the conservative 'party' is not big on trusting any news services beyond that currently in their employ: like the one (and its president/leader) Fox News and its subsidiaries.

Sorry, but not so much to have to 'bite' this time. But, we all have to give Buzz a break. He is reporting what he sees, hears, and feels about China where he lives. Without cause, we can no more question his motives or his statements, while we have a plethora of evidence that President Trump is a "super" liar (16,0000 and counting). This virus has not caused Trump to lie less, we have to ask ourselves why we are willing to believe him more!

NOTE: Just now breaking news which kind of goes to Buzz's point:

Death toll in Italy Reaches 3,405, Surpassing China (CNN March 20, 2020 BREAKING NEWS.)

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.2  XDm9mm  replied to  CB @3.1.1    2 months ago
That's laughable to me.

Of course it would be laughable to you.   It's calling China out for what China is.  An authoritarian Communist regime more concerned with saving face than promoting the truth.

Of course, they don't have reeducation camps imprisoning millions of people either.  Right? 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.3  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.2    2 months ago
 
 
 
CB
3.1.4  CB   replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.2    2 months ago

I don't know if you are right or not about China. Buzz, lives there. We do not. That is my point! What exactly are you SAYING about Buzz? I can tell you what is happening in the community of California and what would say about me? I do not know where you domicile. (Rhetorical.) I would like to think that you know what is happening in your community—especially if you are a participant.

The United States under President Donald Trump whose ego is as large as our conservative party and China combined and then some, when given a chance defaults to lying and misleading statement. Whatever China's shortcomings which I can not speak to and will not attempt to do so, I know from experience our president is a bold-faced opportunist liar.

So there.

 
 
 
CB
3.1.5  CB   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1.3    2 months ago

I watched it. Thank you. I can tell you Governor Gavin Newson is at this moment issuing a Statewide Stay-at-Home Order to limit spread of virus. Now when I start to explain how in works in practice, I now have to consider if I will be taken as credible, at least until proven wrong.

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1.6  Krishna  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1.3    2 months ago
9MM is 100% right on this. Watch this video from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000007024807/china-coronavirus-propaganda.html

Aw c'mon Perrie-- everyone knows that the New York Slimes is A Socialist rag! (Its all part of a plot by Hillary and AOC to secretly control our minds!)

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1.7  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @3.1.6    2 months ago
9MM is 100% right on this. Watch this video from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000007024807/china-coronavirus-propaganda.html
Aw c'mon Perrie-- everyone knows that the New York Slimes is A Socialist rag! (Its all part of a plot by Hillary and AOC to secretly control our minds!)

Just read a helpful bit of advice....from one of the biggest assholes on NT. He assured us the the Virus can't live on surfaces, so there's no need to disinfect them. As this moronic Trump-wannabe gave some similar advice to his fellow Newstalkers! (Does he want us to die-- is he just a total moron?)

Curious minds want to know!

 
 
 
sixpick
3.1.8  sixpick  replied to  CB @3.1.5    2 months ago

CB, no one is doubting Buzz to be sincere and honest about what he sees and hears. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.1.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1    2 months ago

I trust what I see and have seen with my own eyes, and I trust what I'm told by my good friend here, a doctor at our local major university-connected hospital.  He is the one who has taken me twice to the expats Thanksgiving dinner, and who gave my wife and me a supply of proper surgical masks, and whose 7-year-old daughter I have been helping an hour every Saturday with her English.  I don't really care to rely on the conspiracy theories, fake news, false information and blame-calling that has been rampant.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    2 months ago

I'm not sure if that is true. I mean why are you still locked in?

 
 
 
CB
4  CB     2 months ago
I mean, how careful can you be in a pandemic?

Each day, I have looked at the innocent faces at Home Depot and the grocery story chain I have gone to for years now. They are on the front lines ringing up people with carts loaded down and service product requests and making cash and carry (intimate contacts). Those bright young faces still smiling get in as close as they always have most with a mass. Home Depot still has the large heaters running above the front registers . . . .  What are these people ingesting as they work through a shift lifting, smiling, talking, and responding to everything asked of them? And the cash transactions. . . . Exposure is a thing to be admired in them.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.1  JohnRussell  replied to  CB @4    2 months ago

I would guess they think because they are young it will be a breeze. 

 
 
 
CB
4.1.1  CB   replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    2 months ago

It's innocence. The managers (more experienced staff - owners) are not protecting them. The youth are well, youth. Translation: They think the managers and owners are 'covering' them from danger. Even the informed of youth, were told up until today. . . it's old people, the elderly even, who need to take added precautions. . . .

There are not many youth I can think of in our country who can fathom what it means to come up against a germ "naked." The youth have been through a lot. But again, have they?

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  CB @4    2 months ago

I have to agree with you CB. I feel very sorry for those who have to work and put their health in danger. Then we have dumb kids who are out doing spring break in mass, not giving a damn about if they get infected since they think they are invincible, even if their families are not.

 
 
 
Uptownchick
5  Uptownchick    2 months ago

So sorry to hear this Perrie. Hopefully all recover and sooner rather than later. Stay safe.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Uptownchick @5    2 months ago

Thanks Uppy! We are going to check in with them today. You should stay safe also. 

 
 
 
charger 383
5.2  charger 383  replied to  Uptownchick @5    2 months ago

Uptown and Perrie  and everybody be careful and try to avoid it 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.2.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  charger 383 @5.2    2 months ago

You too Charger! I just spoke to my friend and now his son is running a bad fever. It took a while to actually get sick, but that is why this virus is so tricky. 

 
 
 
MUVA
6  MUVA    2 months ago

As I posted a couple days ago I,m sick at home had the test tuesday still haven't got the results.I'm staying away from my wife and kids grandson and daughter.My wife takes meds for rheumatoid arthritis and her immune system is suppressed she closed the business to the employees last week but she has still been going in to do paper work.   

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1  JohnRussell  replied to  MUVA @6    2 months ago

Get well soon. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  MUVA @6    2 months ago

I hope you will be ok

 
 
 
Kathleen
6.3  Kathleen  replied to  MUVA @6    2 months ago

Sorry to hear the news about all of you, take care to all of you...

 
 
 
CB
6.4  CB   replied to  MUVA @6    2 months ago

Thank you for not putting other people at risk. Wishing you the best, because it could be anyone of us. Thank you for sharing. This issue has come to NT 'full-frontal.' Please enlighten us if you feel up to it about how you are doing and what you can share.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.5  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  MUVA @6    2 months ago

Hope you and your family will OK. My sister is also on an immunosuppressant, so we are concerned about her, so I get your concern.

 
 
 
MUVA
6.5.1  MUVA  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.5    2 months ago

I’m living by myself at a house we have for sale.I went into work because I’m feeling better but I’m the only one here my wife has done all the quarterlies and work she had to get done she has stayed home today they didn’t give me a date on when my test results come in.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
6.6  XDm9mm  replied to  MUVA @6    2 months ago

Best of luck to you and yours brother.

Hope you get well soon.

 
 
 
charger 383
6.7  charger 383  replied to  MUVA @6    2 months ago

MUVA, hope you feel better soon

 
 
 
evilgenius
7  evilgenius    2 months ago

Sorry to hear the news. I'm sure there will be many more stories to share in the coming weeks. 

Now they all have to quarantine in place, till it's their turn to be tested, which might take up to 4-5 days here in New York since we are now in testing overdrive. 

Here you can't get tested unless you are so sick you need hospital admittance. A local van driver had a dry cough and was told he couldn't come come back to work unless he got tested and brought a note back from his doctor proving he was negative. They absolutely won't test unless you have a high fever and are so short of breath you need immediate medical attention. 

Also my sister and her husband were 2 of several let go by the company they worked for. Under a special MN law they should be able to apply for unemployment.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
7.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  evilgenius @7    2 months ago

It's pretty much the same thing here in NY. In the case of my friend, when you have a family member showing positive then they will test you, but they push you a bit back on the line from others who are running a fever. 

As for unemployment, at least they will get money. I think there is going to be more of that to come.

Stay safe EG!

 
 
 
evilgenius
7.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1    2 months ago

I'm setting up my gf to work from home starting tomorrow. I've volunteered to man the front office while others work from home when they don't have face to face meetings with clients. It's been really slow all week.

 
 
 
lady in black
8  lady in black    2 months ago

My heart goes out to all.

I'm still at work, will be remoting/coming in on a rotating basis starting next week...I get tomorrow off fully compensated by the firm.

3 days in the office, 2 days remote then 3 days remote, 2 days in the office.

I give my firm high praise and especially the IT department, they have been working like crazy getting pcs together for everyone....there are more than 200 employees between Buffalo, Saratoga Springs, NYC, Toronto, Albany, Palm Beach and Rochester.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
8.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  lady in black @8    2 months ago

My daughter is working remotely, but not her boyfriend. They are trying to arrange for that but it hasn't happened yet.

 
 
 
devangelical
8.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8.1    2 months ago

tell him to start coughing and wiping his nose a lot...

 
 
 
Veronica
8.2  Veronica  replied to  lady in black @8    2 months ago

I am in Rochester.  URMC data nerd.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
8.2.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Veronica @8.2    2 months ago

Hello fellow NYers! Stay safe!

 
 
 
lady in black
8.3  lady in black  replied to  lady in black @8    2 months ago

Here's my at home work station

256

 
 
 
1stwarrior
8.3.1  1stwarrior  replied to  lady in black @8.3    2 months ago

Damn - a USMC flag - Semper Fi Lady - Semper Fi.

 
 
 
lady in black
8.3.2  lady in black  replied to  1stwarrior @8.3.1    2 months ago

My late son was the Marine.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
9  Larry Hampton    2 months ago

Stay safe everybody!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
9.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Larry Hampton @9    2 months ago

You too Larry!!

 
 
 
1stwarrior
10  1stwarrior    2 months ago

From the team of "Experts" - the CDC -

U.S. Influenza cases 10/1/19 - 3/19/20 -  Affected - 36,000,000 - 51,000,000; deaths - 22,000 - 55,000 - and, yes, those are Millions of illnesses and Thousands of deaths.

Coronavirus cases 10/1/19 - 3/19/20 - Affected - 8,317; deaths - 140

Quite a bit of difference, ya think?

Like your Dad, since I've already had the flu for six weeks - I ain't too worried.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

Perrie, I wish the best for you and your family.  And, yes, these are going to be interesting times.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
10.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  1stwarrior @10    2 months ago

1st,

We really don't know how bad this will get since it really just hit us. The transmission rate is much higher than the flu and the life span of the virus on surfaces is much longer, too. I have been reading the literature on it, and frankly, it's kind of a "Frankenvirus". Some get it mildly while others die. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
10.1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @10.1    2 months ago

Perrie - that is pretty much the crux of the situation.  We don't know enough about it to be broadcasting good and/or bad shyte as to what to do, what to expect, how to treat, etc., and the general population, with the help of the media, are just running with anything/everything.  Having worked in the environmental world for a long time, I've found that I am always suspect of initial findings.  I want more evidence/findings to support any of the pillars being built.  Right now, we don't have that.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
10.1.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  1stwarrior @10.1.1    2 months ago

1st,

This is not the time to wait. Waiting can kill. Better safe than sorry and there is no taking back our actions once they are in play.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
10.1.3  1stwarrior  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @10.1.2    2 months ago

True Perrie, but I'd rather have an axe to cut down a tree than a scalpel and it takes time to determine which is more effective/efficient and for the most good.

 
 
 
CB
10.2  CB   replied to  1stwarrior @10    2 months ago

It makes a lot of difference when the difference is, you and what you call yours. (Smile.)

 
 
 
Veronica
11  Veronica    2 months ago
even if it seems extreme with social distancing.

My employer, in Western NY, has begun allowing remote working.  My supervisor filed my request paperwork as soon as it became available.  Because we work at a medical center all workers are considered "essential" and they are being very selective in allowing remote working.  My supervisor filed with my reason for needing it is that my daughter is "immune-compromised" and it would be dangerous for her if I brought it home... so today is my first day of remote working.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
11.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Veronica @11    2 months ago

Glad that you are remotely working. My daughter and her boyfriend are both non-essential health workers, but are still working, which really blows for them.

 
 
 
MUVA
12  MUVA    2 months ago

I want to thank everyone one for their thoughts I’m finally feeling better but worried about my family friends because I was around people at work and home I have been sick since March 6 no symptoms before that.I took a friend to lunch that has stomach cancer but hasn’t started treatment.I know I can be a ass my wife tells me all the time but I hope everyone comes out of this ok.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
12.1  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  MUVA @12    2 months ago

I heard a blowjob cures the corona virus. Be aware that you could become injured if you attempt to do it by yourself so I would find a volunteer.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
12.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  MUVA @12    2 months ago

Best to you my friend and quite frankly, everyone going forward. Please stay safe and heed the CDC, state, and local Government recommendations. As for me, I am still at work and all but 5 of us out of 27 office personnel are holding down the fort. The rest are working from home. I've tried it and really would rather be IN the facility to field any problems that can't be solved remotely. Some of our shop floor folks are working but we sent 10 of the 62 home on PTO as they are at some risk according the the guidelines.

We will get through this. Just use your head. The solution is possessed by each and every one of us and cooler heads will prevail.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
12.2.1  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @12.2    2 months ago
cooler heads

Yes, that's a great way to get your fever down.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
 
 
1stwarrior
12.2.3  1stwarrior  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @12.2.2    2 months ago

"MANY" shots.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
12.2.4  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  1stwarrior @12.2.3    2 months ago

I'm on board!

 
 
 
Krishna
12.2.5  Krishna  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @12.2.2    2 months ago

Excellent idea-- I'll drink to that!

And BTW did you know that Alcohol actually strengthens your immune system?

 
 
 
Krishna
12.2.6  Krishna  replied to  1stwarrior @12.2.3    2 months ago
"MANY" shots.

The more the better-- hopefully a lot!!!

 
 
 
lib50
12.3  lib50  replied to  MUVA @12    2 months ago

Oh, MUVA, I hope all is ok with you and your family.  I want to take this time to tell you and everyone here, I wish you all the best.  I may disagree on some things, but I actually have a love and fondness for everybody here.  I hope we all get through this very difficult and scary time with our loved ones.   The bottom line is we are in uncharted waters, lets all try to help and encourage each other.  I think we still need our political venting, but we still can love and appreciate each other and our differences.  We are all human beings, and we are scared.  Deep breath.  Love to everyone here, we are going to need each other over the next weeks.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
12.3.1  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  lib50 @12.3    2 months ago

Can I move in with you? My wife is being mean.

 
 
 
lib50
12.3.2  lib50  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @12.3.1    2 months ago

My husband would probably want to trade places with you.  jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
13  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"    2 months ago

We just had a call from some assbag who wanted a salesman to drive a car to look at out of town some 30 miles. The dude wouldn't give us any information. We said no, then he called to complain so we told him no info no car. 

Get ready for the scammers and people who pray on others.

Pack heat, do not take prisoners. People act like animals when they become hysterical.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
13.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @13    2 months ago
People act like animals when they become hysterical.

While I tend to agree with you, so far so good. But that guy is a total ass for expecting someone to risk their life over a car.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
13.1.1  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.1    2 months ago

I was going to offer my handgun in my demo to the salesman but he's a felon. He can be found in the 1970 Hightimes magazine inspecting weed in the Yucatan lol.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
13.2  Dean Moriarty  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @13    2 months ago

Yes in Oregon people are calling 911 because they ran out of toilet paper. 
https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/817205813/oregon-police-remind-residents-dont-call-911-if-you-run-out-of-toilet-paper

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
13.2.1  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Dean Moriarty @13.2    2 months ago

If you spread you cheeks wide before you lounge on the bowl you can get a clean drop. Who needs papper.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
13.2.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dean Moriarty @13.2    2 months ago

There are some publications that can be used as toilet paper. LOL!

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
13.2.3  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.2.2    2 months ago

I was going to use the NYT but I'm too old for Paul.....

384

By far Paul's finest moment on twitter ever.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
13.2.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.2.2    2 months ago

Phone books! We get one every year but we never use a phone book anymore

And junk mail. I get plenty of that. They all say "Final Notice" on them

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
13.2.5  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.2.2    2 months ago
There are some publications that can be used as toilet paper. LOL!

As can tortillas..................in an emergency Olay. I've heard you should use flour though as the corn ones are pretty gritty if they don't crush the corn adequately.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
13.2.6  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @13.2.5    2 months ago
As can tortillas

But what if someone mistakes it for a taco?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
13.2.7  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @13.2.6    2 months ago

That's another drawback. You can't flush 'em so you have to throw them away. I have plenty of raccoons in my back yard and dem summbitches eat  ANYTHING.  Throwing them like a Frisbee would be fun but ya would hafta be careful of any dingle berries and cunky balls getting flung off.

jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
1stwarrior
13.2.8  1stwarrior  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @13.2.5    2 months ago

Yeah, but the flour ones have higher cholesterol and other additives.  Corn gives ya fiber - lots of fiber - which is why ya need a lot of toilet paper, but they contain less calories.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
13.2.9  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  1stwarrior @13.2.8    2 months ago

So if one would just eat a corn tortilla or two as the day goes on, would it be self cleaning and unnecessary for TP at all?

 
 
 
1stwarrior
13.2.10  1stwarrior  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @13.2.9    2 months ago

Pretty much - but, living in NM, you can't "just" eat one or two corn tortilla's - ya gotta have a plate of six and have a clear path to the "house-behind-the-house".

Contrary to what Kavika said, out here we use "L.L. Bean" catalogs - more class for the azz.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
13.2.11  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @13.2.9    2 months ago

A corn tortilla will actually digest, corn on the other hand is indestructible and can always been seen in the toilet bowl after consumption. How does that happen?

We should make more things out of corn.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
13.2.12  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  1stwarrior @13.2.10    2 months ago
more class for the azz.

Perfect!!jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
13.2.13  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @13.2.4    2 months ago
And junk mail. I get plenty of that. They all say "Final Notice" on them

Hey, we must be getting each other's mail! Any addressed to a Cat or Maddy?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
13.2.14  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.2.13    2 months ago

I'll check tonite

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
Kathleen
14  Kathleen    2 months ago

I crochet, so I thought I would share with you all what I have been making for the past couple hours. Looks like there will be plenty of time on our hands. lol.

384

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
14.1  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Kathleen @14    2 months ago

My crotchet actually is sore today. I drank to much last night and must have missed the wife and tapped the dry wall.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.1.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @14.1.1    2 months ago

Ooooooh noooooo.LMAO

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
14.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Kathleen @14    2 months ago

Maybe you could sell them for some extra cash. Easter is coming you know and you should be well ahead of any "competition" you may attract.

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The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
14.2.1  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @14.2    2 months ago

I will trade you my hamster for all three.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
14.2.2  JaneDoe  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @14.2.1    2 months ago

Don’t do it Kathleen!! He taps dry wall, there is no telling where that hamster has been.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.2.3  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JaneDoe @14.2.2    2 months ago

I agree Jane! It's one dirty, dirty hampster. 

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
14.2.4  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  JaneDoe @14.2.2    2 months ago

I'm straight but my hamster is gay. We have had no sexual encounters.

 
 
 
loki12
14.2.5  loki12  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.2.3    2 months ago
I agree Jane is one dirty, dirty hampster.

?  Obviously a very well trained hamster, She is posting on the interwebs. : )

 
 
 
JaneDoe
14.2.6  JaneDoe  replied to  loki12 @14.2.5    2 months ago

I caught that. I am not a dirty hamster! 😂

 
 
 
JaneDoe
14.2.7  JaneDoe  replied to  JaneDoe @14.2.6    2 months ago

I have been no where near the people’s fish!

 
 
 
JaneDoe
14.2.8  JaneDoe  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @14.2.4    2 months ago

Lucky for you the hamster can’t tell us the truth!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.2.9  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  loki12 @14.2.5    2 months ago

I heard that the hampster has an IQ of over 70. Pretty good!

 
 
 
JBB
14.2.10  JBB  replied to  JaneDoe @14.2.7    2 months ago

Fish? That would be a sign of the apocalypse!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.2.11  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JaneDoe @14.2.6    2 months ago

No! No! Not you! BF's hampster!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.2.12  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JBB @14.2.10    2 months ago
That would really be a sign of the apocalypse!

ROFLMAO!

 
 
 
Kathleen
14.2.13  Kathleen  replied to  JaneDoe @14.2.2    2 months ago

😆

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
14.2.14  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  JBB @14.2.10    2 months ago

Would you like to see my hamster?

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
14.2.15  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.2.12    2 months ago

I get persecuted here for being one of the only sexually active male members.

 
 
 
JBB
14.2.16  JBB  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.2.9    2 months ago

Smart, but allegedly a quadruple amputee...

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
14.2.17  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  JBB @14.2.16    2 months ago

Making fun of people with disabilities is not cool. I dated a dwarf in high school and I wish I would have married her. When she held it it looked huge and made me feel good about myself.

 
 
 
JBB
14.2.18  JBB  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @14.2.17    2 months ago

The SPCA will get you for hamster abuse...

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.2.19  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @14.2.15    2 months ago
I get persecuted here for being one of the only sexually active male members.

We will need a written affidavit from your wife confirming that.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.2.20  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JBB @14.2.18    2 months ago
The SPCA will get you for hamster abuse...

True dat!

 
 
 
loki12
14.2.21  loki12  replied to  JaneDoe @14.2.6    2 months ago

I didn't think so, but you never know, the fish is filthy!

 
 
 
JaneDoe
14.2.22  JaneDoe  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.2.19    2 months ago

And the hamster!

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
14.2.23  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  JaneDoe @14.2.22    2 months ago

You all have foul minds, I'm getting a wet suit for my hamster in case one of you get a hold of it.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.2.24  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JaneDoe @14.2.22    2 months ago

That hampster runs with a rough crowd.

384

 
 
 
JaneDoe
14.2.25  JaneDoe  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @14.2.23    2 months ago
You all have foul minds

I can only speak for myself. Yes I do! 😉

 
 
 
JaneDoe
14.2.26  JaneDoe  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.2.24    2 months ago

Awesome! 😂 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.2.27  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JaneDoe @14.2.25    2 months ago
I can only speak for myself. Yes I do! 😉

I know~ And I tend to follow your mind around! 

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
14.2.28  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  JaneDoe @14.2.26    2 months ago

Never go to a Furry convention. It's a trap. It's just a furry sex party!

800

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14.2.29  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @14.2.28    2 months ago

Which is the girl hampster?

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
14.2.30  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.2.29    2 months ago

Who knows, you could be getting humped by a squirrel and find out it wasn't what you thought it was. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
14.2.31  Kathleen  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @14.2    2 months ago

That’s a good idea!

I will make some hamsters too....

 
 
 
JaneDoe
14.2.32  JaneDoe  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @14.2.28    2 months ago

No need to share your home pictures, I believe you.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
14.2.33  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Kathleen @14.2.31    2 months ago

Don't make them too big, they might hurt em err oh what am i saying?

 
 
 
MUVA
15  MUVA    2 months ago

At about 6.30 I got a call from my wife I do not have the virus but a bad cold the worst one of my life I'm going home.Thank you everyone for your thoughts.On the way home from the shop earlier I noticed all the restaurants except for the chains were open with people sittings on decks people running skateboarding people at the beach  I live in VA beach VA if you notice a spike in my area it is because people are treating this as a holiday.

 
 
 
GaJenn78
15.1  GaJenn78  replied to  MUVA @15    2 months ago

Glad to hear it MUVA! You prolly have the Human Corona Virus NL63, it's a fancy name for RSV that puts babies in the hospital. We have had a few pts test positive for that after we have sent them to the ER for Covid19 testing because they test negative for flu in my office. Get well soon, friend! Hotty Totty time! :-)

 
 
 
MrFrost
15.2  MrFrost  replied to  MUVA @15    2 months ago

Good to hear. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
17  sandy-2021492    2 months ago

There is now a confirmed case 2 miles from my parents' home.

Mom's pastor refuses to cancel church services.  Their congregation consists of almost entirely senior citizens, many with severe health problems already jrSmiley_42_smiley_image.gif   Mom promised me she wouldn't go to church.  She and Dad are pretty healthy, but still.

My brother is laid off for the time being.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
18  1stwarrior    2 months ago

THEY CLOSED THE FRIGGIN' GOLF COURSE jrSmiley_44_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_44_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_44_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_1_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
r.t..b...
18.1  r.t..b...  replied to  1stwarrior @18    2 months ago
THEY CLOSED THE FRIGGIN' GOLF COURSE

This is getting serious...already gone to pitching in the back yard...hang in there as our short game will get some needed attention.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
18.1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  r.t..b... @18.1    2 months ago

NM landscaping consists of pebbles, rocks and boulders - so that knocks out my pitching/chipping.   Fortunately, I've got a putting mat that's 10 long and 18" wide so that'll bring the "putt for dough" into play - if I can keep the friggin' cats from running off will the balls :-)

Hit'm straight and don't hit'm frequently.

 
 
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