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(LA Times)   Pandemic Perks: They're out there people you just have to prioritize .... oh and watch your back   (latimes.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Telecommuting, Rush hour, Commuting, Traffic congestion, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Lance Hill of Torrance, New York City  
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2795 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Mar 2020 at 12:58 PM (21 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-03-13 11:30:13 AM  
My commute this morning was a Breeze! Very light traffic.
 
2020-03-13 1:00:24 PM  
It was a pretty light commute this morning for me, too. I think everyone is at Costco according to the smoky haze I see coming from that direction.
 
2020-03-13 1:02:48 PM  
Always look on the bright side of life.
 
2020-03-13 1:05:38 PM  
all I got from that article was blah, blah, blah...EGGSLUT? There's a place called Eggslut that serves food and everything has an egg on it.
 
2020-03-13 1:06:51 PM  
Eggslut ... That's hot
 
2020-03-13 1:07:11 PM  
I am making BANK selling hand sanitizer down at the old folks home. First I clean out the store, then I send some homeless dude in to cough loudly, then I make the rounds selling it for a 1000% mark up.
 
2020-03-13 1:10:36 PM  
At times like this, our first thoughts should be: THINK OF THE BARGAINS!
 
2020-03-13 1:13:38 PM  
Traffic this week has been very similar to how it is during the Christmas season. Very enjoyable.

More enjoyable will be the days I'll be working from home the next two weeks. The way my company has set it up it'll do nothing to prevent the spread should it occur. But, I'm not making the decisions.
 
2020-03-13 1:16:11 PM  

Hey Nurse!: all I got from that article was blah, blah, blah...EGGSLUT? There's a place called Eggslut that serves food and everything has an egg on it.


I want to go to there.
 
2020-03-13 1:16:16 PM  

jim32rr: Eggslut ... That's hot


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2020-03-13 1:22:25 PM  
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"I just played nine holes at LACC...just walked on!"
 
2020-03-13 1:23:04 PM  

guestguy: At times like this, our first thoughts should be: THINK OF THE BARGAINS!


I was already pricing plan tickets. Round trip from Newark NJ to Honolulu under $400
 
2020-03-13 1:23:21 PM  
I live in a small Canadian town in Ontario. About 5000 people. The grocery store was gutted today. People are animals.
 
2020-03-13 1:24:56 PM  
I drive in LA for a living and traffic has decreased every day for the last two weeks. On Tuesday I drove from Santa Monica to Hollywood on surface streets in less than 15 minutes. At 5:30 PM. Insane.

I drive a wheelchair accessible vehicle, and demand is practically zero. I'm basically being paid to drive around empty. I'm not complaining, but I do worry about being laid off if it gets worse.
 
2020-03-13 1:25:53 PM  
Eggslut?
 
2020-03-13 1:31:21 PM  

big pig peaches: guestguy: At times like this, our first thoughts should be: THINK OF THE BARGAINS!

I was already pricing plan tickets. Round trip from Newark NJ to Honolulu under $400


The good thing about Hawaii is that quarantine is not necessary...anyone exhibiting symptoms can be hurled into an active volcano.
 
2020-03-13 1:32:44 PM  

LarryDan43: jim32rr: Eggslut ... That's hot

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2020-03-13 1:39:43 PM  
"We spend billions of dollars" on transportation projects that take years to complete, Hill said. "Why can't we take that money and use it to incentivize companies and people" to allow more telecommuting? "Give an employee a computer and a tax break."

"Because WE run Bartertown." -- Big Oil

Name one other commodity price publicly displayed in two-foot high letters.
 
2020-03-13 1:52:25 PM  

Spectrum: I drive in LA for a living


So, you're a masochist I take it?
 
2020-03-13 1:59:39 PM  
Traffic here may be light, but holy cow the supermarkets are jam-packed. I did my stocking up 10 days ago and got strange looks from everyone. Looks like all the latecomers are sure doing it now.
 
2020-03-13 2:02:43 PM  
FTA: Might companies now realize that telecommuting can work?

No, absolutely not. Employees have invested their own money and household space to home offices and begged to telecommute for decades. After 9-11, employees telecommuted in droves. There were organizations that would have ceased to exist were it not for employees sustaining operations from home offices.

All of that is forgotten now. Now, an employee can maintain the same in-person schedule for two years without ever taking a sick day and some twit will mischaracterize that person's attendance. "Tom? Gosh, I don't know if Tom can be trusted with the responsibility of a paid full-time position. I mean, I never know when Tom's going to be here." Or another twit will feign surprise that a person is adhering to the same schedule he has adhered to for for over a year. "Dave! You're here! Dave, you're here on a Thursday? Why are you here on a Thursday? When did you start coming in on Thursdays? Make sure you're not at that desk tomorrow. We have a new intern coming in. He's going to need that desk."

An employee has a better chance of beating his supervisor to death with a red swing-line stapler and getting away with it scot-free than being allowed to telecommute on a regular basis once the current crisis of the day has past.
 
2020-03-13 2:09:15 PM  
Perks:  I bought stocks I have been eyeing yesterday at incredible deals,  went to Japanese market with no lines at all to buy groceris because the normal stores are full of panicky LAholes who are scared of Asian people.  Made reservations at a nice place that is usually packed and impossible to get a reservation.  Also being in Cali I have an earthquake kit with water and MREs for 2 weeks, always have stock pile of TP so no need to interact with the Costco mentality morons. Filled up gas tank, took out $300 cash and have plenty of 45, 12 gauge ammo. Let the show begin
 
2020-03-13 2:17:00 PM  

Meez: Perks:  I bought stocks I have been eyeing yesterday at incredible deals,  went to Japanese market with no lines at all to buy groceris because the normal stores are full of panicky LAholes who are scared of Asian people.  Made reservations at a nice place that is usually packed and impossible to get a reservation.  Also being in Cali I have an earthquake kit with water and MREs for 2 weeks, always have stock pile of TP so no need to interact with the Costco mentality morons. Filled up gas tank, took out $300 cash and have plenty of 45, 12 gauge ammo. Let the show begin


Let us know how the intubation feels.
 
2020-03-13 2:28:52 PM  

Meez: Perks:  I bought stocks I have been eyeing yesterday at incredible deals,  went to Japanese market with no lines at all to buy groceris because the normal stores are full of panicky LAholes who are scared of Asian people.  Made reservations at a nice place that is usually packed and impossible to get a reservation.  Also being in Cali I have an earthquake kit with water and MREs for 2 weeks, always have stock pile of TP so no need to interact with the Costco mentality morons. Filled up gas tank, took out $300 cash and have plenty of 45, 12 gauge ammo. Let the show begin


And the whole bunker applauded.
 
2020-03-13 2:42:05 PM  
We have Costco & Sam's cards, so we're already stocked up.
The dry good staple sizes are so huge that we only buy them once or twice a year.
One extra "bale" of TP will last us thru July, barring Ebola &/or bad hobo meat.
 
2020-03-13 3:00:46 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "We spend billions of dollars" on transportation projects that take years to complete, Hill said. "Why can't we take that money and use it to incentivize companies and people" to allow more telecommuting? "Give an employee a computer and a tax break."

"Because WE run Bartertown." -- Big Oil

Name one other commodity price publicly displayed in two-foot high letters.


It's not telecommuting that's making everything a ghost town. It's people afraid to be in crowds that's keeping the crowds away. Teleworking alone won't do this.

\if you don't have to be where the job is, everyone will be in LA
 
2020-03-13 3:08:26 PM  
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2020-03-13 3:14:47 PM  

lurkey: We have Costco & Sam's cards, so we're already stocked up.
The dry good staple sizes are so huge that we only buy them once or twice a year.
One extra "bale" of TP will last us thru July, barring Ebola &/or bad hobo meat.


I've not seen any hobo meat, good or bad, at Costco. Do they have that at Sam's Club? How are the prices?
 
2020-03-13 3:15:11 PM  
This is bigger news than the stock market crash.

No, it is not.
 
2020-03-13 3:28:33 PM  
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2020-03-14 8:43:02 AM  

patrick767: lurkey: We have Costco & Sam's cards, so we're already stocked up.
The dry good staple sizes are so huge that we only buy them once or twice a year.
One extra "bale" of TP will last us thru July, barring Ebola &/or bad hobo meat.

I've not seen any hobo meat, good or bad, at Costco. Do they have that at Sam's Club? How are the prices?


I just leave a pie cooling on the kitchen window sill & set a snare.
They usually come pre-marinaded.
 
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