Is your head spinning as much as mine?
I am talking about the dirty, nasty C word. COVID-19. Since this monster has appeared, everyone’s life has changed. And it doesn’t seem to want to go away.
No longer are we free to come and go as we please. We now have to carry our masks with us. Depending on what state you live in, each state has their own set of rules set forth by their governor. I live in West Virginia and masks are now mandatory before you can enter a business.
Now, I am not writing this for a debate as to whether or not one should wear a mask or not. I am writing this as a release of MY frustrations that I encounter just trying to live my best life every day. I want to stay safe and I don’t want to contract this disease, but I just don’t like the changes that have occurred since this C word has arrived. And I think everyone else feels the same way.
Just running into the store now is much more complicated. I have to put on my mask.
I don’t know about you all, but it’s hard as hell to breathe in those things. I have to wipe down the buggy or basket. In the beginning, they were wiped for you, now you’re on your own. Then I have to follow the arrows on the store’s floor. I got scolded once by a little old lady who was pretty pissed that I went the wrong way down the aisle. I think she thought she was the arrow patrol…not sure.
Then, when you stand in line, you better be 6 feet apart. I choose to do the self-checkout only because I think its quicker, so I carry hand sanitizer in my pocket to apply to my hands after I touch the “dirty” touch screen. I then grab by groceries & run quickly from the store, ripping off my mask while being able to finally breathe properly….I hate masks.
Then there is the gym. My gym is open, but you need your masks to enter and you are encouraged to keep it on during your workout. There’s nothing worse than doing cardio with a mask on. And lifting weights. Trying to breathe with sweat dripping down your face at the same time is a challenge. I hate masks.
And guys, did you know you need to wash your masks after each use? Using the same mask for weeks kind of defeats the purpose of fighting germs. Get some extras. I hate masks.
Vacations – What is a vacation? Thanks to the C word, mine has been cancelled due to fear of this disease. Thanks Covid 19.
And let’s touch on football season…..as of now, Ohio & PA has banned all fans from attending the games. The vote is still out for WV……..This is probably the worst yet. And who knows by the time the season is supposed to start whether or not they will even be allowed to play. Things change daily. I love football and attending the games. I am sad. The fall will not be the same. Nothing is the same.
With that being said, I say it’s time for me to head to jills Gentlemen’s club for a cold beer. Maybe two. I hate masks but I still Love Jill’s Gentlemen’s Club. They are open now 7 days from 7pm to 3am.