A Quick COVID-19 Story

I needed some quarters to feed the vacuum machine at Exxon yesterday, and I got in line in the convenience mart to make change. When the guy in front of me finished his transaction, he dawdled by the checkout counter. In a bit of a hurry, I edged in closer.

The guy turned around and glared. “Hey, give me six feet , man!”

Our lives are changing in ways we don’t yet fully appreciate.


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8 responses to “A Quick COVID-19 Story”

  1. Ben Slone Avatar
    Ben Slone

    I saw a fellow yesterday in line at a store wearing a T-shirt with the phrase ” If I can turn around and punch you, you’re too damn close” written on the back of it.

    Yep, these times are a changing…

  2. Steve Haner Avatar
    Steve Haner

    You’ve clearly gotten more relaxed, Jim, than when you were sitting on my patio (six feet away in the fresh air) trying to eat chili and drink a nice Hermitage through your N95….

    1. Actually, I was in a hurry and not thinking. (Nothing new about the not-thinking part.)

  3. LarrytheG Avatar

    The passive-aggressive folks are having a ball right now.

    But all Jim had to do was cough and sneeze and then puff a little air towards the guy who was taking his time.

    And a curious thing. I’m registered to the local govt ALERT – which reports different things happening including auto accidents and the crazy thing is, we’re having a bunch.. ODD!

  4. LarrytheG Avatar

    So how many folks have things they had been planning on getting around to when they got time – and now they got time – and they’re still not doing those things they put off?

    hands up!

    I’ll start… procrastination has reached ugly new heights!


    1. Yesterday, I actually changed the HVAC air filters and replaced the burned-out fluorescent lightbulbs in the garage — tasks I normally would let slip for months.

      1. Nancy_Naive Avatar

        I replaced the light fixtures in the garage. No more damn fluorescent bulbs. LEDs at half the wattage and twice the light. Total cost was about $10 more per fixture.

        1. LarrytheG Avatar

          Ditto – except the LED can be had for cheap… like $15 per fixture or less if you look around.

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