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Laelth

(32,017 posts)
Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:22 PM Aug 2020

Great, GREAT news!

The COVID-19 pandemic is over. The virus has been vanquished. We’re all safe!

This is how I know.

I am currently living in rural, East Texas. This was errand day for me. I stay home as much as possible, but today, I had to go out. Naturally, I wore my mask. The State of Texas is under an order from our Governor to do so when we’re in public spaces. Even if I weren’t under such an order, I would wear a mask anyway because that’s the socially-responsible thing to do under the threat of a deadly virus that is easily transmitted via aerosols emitted during ordinary breathing.

Evidently, I didn’t get the memo. I visited three, separate businesses. The first was a grocery—not a Walmart, but a slightly-smaller store. The second was a liquor store—sue me; if you don’t need a sedative right now, you’re not paying attention. The third was a gas station. At these three establishments, not a single customer (except me) was wearing a mask. Only at the small grocery were the employees wearing masks. Evidently, the folks at the other two businesses got the memo—the pandemic is OVER!

Why? Because through his words and actions, that’s what the President told these people, and a lot of them actually believe him. I know that’s hard for DU to fathom. Most of us are a bit above the average IQ of the average American citizen, but we need to remember that half of us are below the average IQ, and many of them actually believe what this compulsive liar tells them.

Honestly, I was shocked. I hadn’t been out for a week or so. Mask compliance was much better prior to the RNC. Now, it’s basically gone. Why? Because Trump said so.

So let us rejoice! The pandemic is a thing of the past. I admit that I was pretty sick of it.



-Laelth

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Great, GREAT news! (Original Post) Laelth Aug 2020 OP
I was hoping for a different story, given your subject SheltieLover Aug 2020 #1
I am really depressed about the apparent ignorance of my neighbors. Laelth Aug 2020 #6
Ty for sharing, Laelth SheltieLover Aug 2020 #8
I'm pleasantly surprised with how my pretty red area is behaving. NRaleighLiberal Aug 2020 #2
121 Covid deaths in Texas in the last 24 hours. Here in Chicago in stores people mucifer Aug 2020 #3
So, what did it? The Hydroxychloroquine or oleander? muntrv Aug 2020 #4
Like I said, I didn't get the memo. Laelth Aug 2020 #7
You missed the announcement here on DU ???? The cure is actually a four-parter. Hydroxy, niyad Aug 2020 #13
I'd like to get the correct order - is that it? dchill Aug 2020 #17
Yes. You wash the hydroxy and oleander down with the bleach, and then insert the lightbulb. niyad Aug 2020 #18
Now, is the light bulb supposed to be plugged in. dchill Aug 2020 #20
You would want one of the LED battery-operated ones. niyad Aug 2020 #23
Those might not be hot enough. Just saying. dchill Aug 2020 #25
I think the anal lightbulb goes in first, denem Aug 2020 #21
You are absolutely correct. Must amend the instructions! niyad Aug 2020 #24
And I'd heard it was going to go away after the election. dem4decades Aug 2020 #5
I was told emphatically on March 23, "it'll be over in two weeks"... czarjak Aug 2020 #28
well Trump did say eventually it would go away. dem4decades Aug 2020 #29
Those that distance and mask will survive, many of the others won't stay alive... abqtommy Aug 2020 #9
Thank you for that story. PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2020 #10
You're welcome, but I was embarrassed for my neighbors. Laelth Aug 2020 #30
works for me LPBBEAR Aug 2020 #11
I wouldn't mind if they all engaged in a mass extinction dinosaur-type event jmbar2 Aug 2020 #12
People where I live have generally been very good about wearing masks. Mariana Aug 2020 #14
I live in central Texas trc Aug 2020 #15
That's just about what I saw. Laelth Aug 2020 #31
Hey, you'd already know that if you watched the R convention William Seger Aug 2020 #16
Hardest-working or Most Golf-cheatingist? The Roux Comes First Aug 2020 #26
And he's done more for Black Americans than any President since Lincoln! Laelth Aug 2020 #37
I'm next door in NM Warpy Aug 2020 #19
That's better than what I am seeing. I feel like I need to move. n/t Laelth Aug 2020 #36
sorry to hear this n/t orleans Aug 2020 #22
Stopped by a Wal-Mart in Globe AZ. 60/40 red area grantcart Aug 2020 #27
That's good to hear. Laelth Aug 2020 #32
Rural East Texas speaks volumes Horse with no Name Aug 2020 #33
Oh, dear. It's difficult to comprehend, honestly. n/t Laelth Aug 2020 #34
I am painfully aware Horse with no Name Aug 2020 #35
"if you don't need a sedative right now, you're not paying attention", 👈🏾 THIS !!! uponit7771 Aug 2020 #38

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
6. I am really depressed about the apparent ignorance of my neighbors.
Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:31 PM
Aug 2020

Sorry if the headline was a major tease followed by serious disappointment. I had to share.

-Laelth

NRaleighLiberal

(60,113 posts)
2. I'm pleasantly surprised with how my pretty red area is behaving.
Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:25 PM
Aug 2020

we went to the local Farmers market this AM, outdoors, not overly crowded, and 95% compliance with masks was observed. Those few that were not wearing them stood out, for sure, and were getting nasty looks

mucifer

(23,825 posts)
3. 121 Covid deaths in Texas in the last 24 hours. Here in Chicago in stores people
Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:26 PM
Aug 2020

wear masks. The suburbs are getting laxer about the masks and their numbers are going up.

niyad

(115,871 posts)
13. You missed the announcement here on DU ???? The cure is actually a four-parter. Hydroxy,
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:26 AM
Aug 2020

oleander, bleach, and the anal light bulb. Guaranteed to cure whatever ails you!

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
30. You're welcome, but I was embarrassed for my neighbors.
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:42 AM
Aug 2020

It’s not what I wanted to be able to say, but it is what I saw.



-Laelth

LPBBEAR

(307 posts)
11. works for me
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:21 AM
Aug 2020

The more of these idiot f**k Trump supporters not wearing masks the less of them will be around as time goes on. And that is fine by me.

jmbar2

(5,463 posts)
12. I wouldn't mind if they all engaged in a mass extinction dinosaur-type event
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:22 AM
Aug 2020

...except that my sister is a nurse and would have to take care of 'em.

We need special "red" hospitals where they can be cared for using bleach, HCQ, and prayer miracles.

Mariana

(14,879 posts)
14. People where I live have generally been very good about wearing masks.
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:28 AM
Aug 2020

My daughter works in a supermarket, and this week she has noticed a marked increase of people refusing to wear masks. She says most wear or say something or other that identifies them as right-wingers. Almost all of them are old white men. She believes it's a direct result of the RNC.

trc

(823 posts)
15. I live in central Texas
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:33 AM
Aug 2020

Visited a diesel truck dealership and repair facility (needed some large vacuum hose for my Dodge 2500 work truck), all the proper signs on the door about face masks and distancing but once inside I was the only one masked, and distance was not considered. Needed gas for the truck and a drink for me at a nearby gas station. While the customers were masked the employees were not, including the manager. My comment to my wife was these folks believe this is over and we will pay a heavy price for that later this fall when the numbers start going up exponentially.

William Seger

(10,827 posts)
16. Hey, you'd already know that if you watched the R convention
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:40 AM
Aug 2020

Also, there is no systemic racism in the US, and Trump is the hardest working president we've ever had.

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
37. And he's done more for Black Americans than any President since Lincoln!
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 10:06 AM
Aug 2020

You forgot that part.



-Laelth

Warpy

(112,123 posts)
19. I'm next door in NM
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:53 AM
Aug 2020

When I went out Tuesday, there was 100% masking with no dicknoses or chin guards to be seen. I was shocked, honestly. I suppose people outside the city aren't that compliant, but they were in my area.

That being said, there were two house parties on my block today, the litter of puppies, er, college students next door and the huge extended family across the street. No, I didn't call the cops or anything, I'm not one of those. If having this virus is what it will take to get through to them, that's what it will take.

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
27. Stopped by a Wal-Mart in Globe AZ. 60/40 red area
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 01:26 AM
Aug 2020

Most disciplined store I have been to.

They had the entrance roped off so people had to snake around to get to the door. Nobody could sneak in, they could see who had a mask on long before they hit the door.

They had 2 people at the door checking masks and they wore purposeful expressions. Had 2 people wiping down carts.

Upon entering there were large signs explaining all aisles were strictly 1 way and the aisles were clearly marked.

They had monitors in the store keeping their eyes open for anyone not social distancing.

Clearly it was the local store manager that was making a difference. The store was in an old building but it was spotless and there was a crew cleaning and wiping down surfaces.

I'd like to think that the fact that the area has a significant Apache population may have been a factor in raising their compliance to protect a vulnerable group of our citizens but in any case it should be noted that in this red area this Walmart was on top of the game.

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
32. That's good to hear.
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:45 AM
Aug 2020

My local Walmart may actually be better than the stores I mentioned above, but I didn’t visit it yesterday.

-Laelth

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