Random Thoughts on a Random Day

There are more and more coronavirus memes and anecdotes on social media. That’s pretty cool. My favorite ones are not appropriate for this article.


Yesterday morning I did not want to go to work. But I did, and I found my smile. Ditto today.


One of my recent daydreams. I am in charge of monitoring customers at a grocery store to ensure they do not exceed the posted limits on basic need items. It would be, oh, so much fun. I believe, however, the store manager would rethink customer service and not request my return.


I find it difficult to believe we will be packing stadiums with 90,000 people this fall. Not trying to be pessimistic.


I walked 6.5 miles this past Saturday on the Palmetto Trail, carrying a 40-pound pack. It was wonderful to find a place to enjoy my escape. Everyone I passed respected social distancing. That was nice to witness.


Many of my friends are cleaning out garages and doing extra yard work. I’ve had trouble finding the motivation. My garage is a nightmare. Perhaps this weekend.


I’m so fortunate to have a place to go to work. I get to leave my house every day. But work is slow and boring, so I am teaching my employees how to play poker. Life skills.


In the theme of Dwight from The Office:

  • Question. Will the pundits from Fox News who downplayed COVID-19 ever apologize to their audience?

  • Answer. False. Their egos are too large to ever think like that.


Yesterday one of our customers, a local author, stopped in and offered to purchase lunch for us from my favorite deli, Doza Rizen. I said yes. It makes me feel happy to help others, so who am I to deny her this feeling? And I was really hungry.


Some shit I just can’t make up. Like, for example, my step-dad. Here are three conversations the past week:

  • Step-dad: “Walmart was a frustrating experience. I couldn’t try on pants. The dressing rooms are closed.”

  • My Wife: “The World is closed. There’s a pandemic.”


  • Step-dad: “Do you know any open barbershops? That one I go to is closed.”

  • Me: “The World is closed. There’s a pandemic.”


  • Step-dad: “I’ve had every flu there is. I’m immune to this coronavirus.”

  • Me and my wife: blank stare 😐



As we get creative with our manufacturing of face masks, I hope there is a way to show a smile. Until then I will be searching for smiling eyes, perhaps with some crows feet if you are near my age.



#smilingeyes #coronavirus #socialdistancing #newnormal

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