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(Chattanooga Pulse)   So with COVID-19 flaring up across the country, Americans are planning on drastically curtailing summer travel plans, right? Right? AAA: "Yeah, about that"   (chattanoogapulse.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
I believe it .My mother and sister took a mini vaca to Indiana from Mid-Michigan


I was not happy with them.
 
6 days ago  
And this folks is why borders between states should be closed.
 
6 days ago  
I legitimately have family members doubling-down right now and trying to guilt me for not  wanting to share a Delaware beach house next month with people coming from 3 different states. If you want to take that risk, have fun. But don't you dare try to rope me into your nonsense.
 
6 days ago  
I plan on going wherever I can... in my car, keeping to myself, and returning home the same day with minimal / no external exposure.

...and AAA knows this.  Adjusted my coverage, accordingly.
 
6 days ago  
I just got back from a trip to Asheville NC. I stayed at a campground where my nearest neighbor was 50 yards away (at least until the final day). A couple of nice hikes and no Atlanta traffic.

It can be done.
 
6 days ago  
As long as you stay the fark out of Canada.
 
6 days ago  

The Bunyip: I legitimately have family members doubling-down right now and trying to guilt me for not  wanting to share a Delaware beach house next month with people coming from 3 different states. If you want to take that risk, have fun. But don't you dare try to rope me into your nonsense.


With the multiple locations, I think I'd pass also.
 
6 days ago  
There are ways you can travel and mitigate your risk, but you can't have things like they were before.

My wife and I booked a secluded cottage about an hour from our house for a weekend trip about 2 weeks from now. It's out in the woods/mountains. We're not doing anything when we're there besides hiking, and seeing some new scenery. We're planning to spend a lot of time outdoors, or in the cottage reading. We're also bringing all the food we'll eat while we're there from home, so we don't have to go go in to any restaurants or grocery stores down the road (we're still getting all our groceries and everything else delivered). And we're bringing disinfecting supplies, so we can clean anything before we touch it just in case the cleaners slacked off.

And yes, we're driving. We only looked at options 1-3 hours from us, so we could make the trip in one go without stops. The place we found has a keypad entry, so we won't even see anyone when we check in, and it's dog-friendly so we can bring the pup since getting a dog sitter for him during COVID doesn't make sense for us or the sitter.

Getting out of the house for a bit is going to be really good for our mental health, just want to be careful so we don't have an issue with our physical health.
 
6 days ago  

The Bunyip: I legitimately have family members doubling-down right now and trying to guilt me for not  wanting to share a Delaware beach house next month with people coming from 3 different states. If you want to take that risk, have fun. But don't you dare try to rope me into your nonsense.


Your loss. You're going to miss this.

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6 days ago  
I live in a tourist rich area. Quite a few people here, probably happy that our COVID numbers are low. But I can see the numbers are down from usual so at least some people are staying home.
 
6 days ago  
Fine, just stay away from here. We have zero active cases, zero new cases in three weeks and under seventy deaths total for the province.
 
6 days ago  
Third week in July, girlfriend and I are renting a car and traveling about 150 miles up the coast for a few days. That's the extent of my travel plans, and it will be the third time I've been in a moving vehicle since mid-March.
 
6 days ago  
Ride or die. Or both. It's the American way.

We knew it was going to be like this. I'm stunned people sheltered in place so well for so long.

I'm going to sit in a small room for a few years and play video games while y'all figure this stuff out.
 
6 days ago  

The Bunyip: I legitimately have family members doubling-down right now and trying to guilt me for not  wanting to share a Delaware beach house next month with people coming from 3 different states. If you want to take that risk, have fun. But don't you dare try to rope me into your nonsense.


My family had a trip planned for the end of July since last year. We had all rented places close to my parents' beach house and were all to gather together for the weekend at my folks' house, like we did last year. My wife and I, my parents, my sister and her husband and newborn baby, and..... a whole mess of my sisters' friends. We were going to be somewhere between 20 - 30 people.

Oh wait, did I say "were"? That should have been ARE. They're all still doing it, except for my wife and I. We're the only ones who cancelled. Here's a picture of me on the phone with my sister when she told me recently that everyone else is still going:

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6 days ago  
Was supposed to head to the UP next month, that's off.

Basically, it's going to be a long slow grind of a year. I've already written off thanksgiving and christmas, unless something changes.
 
6 days ago  
Next door neighbor is driving to CA from Chicago with two 7yr olds and cats.
Going to Utah for a week and she is almost militant about social distancing and masks for her family, so I have to assume that others less inclined and more relaxed are going to go be "normal".

Meanwhile Mrs Johnson got yelled at today (by me) for not wearing masks with her grown daughter while chit-chatting together.

Guess who is in the doghouse?
 
6 days ago  

The Bunyip: I legitimately have family members doubling-down right now and trying to guilt me for not  wanting to share a Delaware beach house next month with people coming from 3 different states. If you want to take that risk, have fun. But don't you dare try to rope me into your nonsense.


We never share.  It's my wife and our dogs down in NC for a few weeks in a house we rent.  If we wanted, we wouldn't have to come in contact with virtually anyone the entire time.  Well, maybe the wild horses.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

Johnson: Next door neighbor is driving to CA from Chicago with two 7yr olds and cats.
Going to Utah for a week and she is almost militant about social distancing and masks for her family, so I have to assume that others less inclined and more relaxed are going to go be "normal".

Meanwhile Mrs Johnson got yelled at today (by me) for not wearing masks with her grown daughter while chit-chatting together.

Guess who is in the doghouse?


Third base?
 
6 days ago  
I had a trip to Iceland on the books for September. As recently as two weeks ago I thought we'd get our acts together and shut this virus down. Only today did I cancel everything...for freedumbs!
 
6 days ago  

lolmao500: And this folks is why borders between states should be closed.


Okay comrade.
 
6 days ago  
Florida is already seeing summer tourists from out of state.
 
6 days ago  
I'm going to keep my head down, wear a mask, wash my hands a lot, and stay home for the next few months. I'm trying to see 2021. I hear there's going to be a new president and I don't want to miss it.
 
6 days ago  

Pinner: Johnson: Next door neighbor is driving to CA from Chicago with two 7yr olds and cats.
Going to Utah for a week and she is almost militant about social distancing and masks for her family, so I have to assume that others less inclined and more relaxed are going to go be "normal".

Meanwhile Mrs Johnson got yelled at today (by me) for not wearing masks with her grown daughter while chit-chatting together.

Guess who is in the doghouse?

Third base?


Is that the slang for that now?  Geez, I'm getting old and can't keep up with the cuddling lingo anymore...
 
6 days ago  

tinfoil-hat maggie: lolmao500: And this folks is why borders between states should be closed.

Okay comrade.


It worked in Canada but eh... I mean its not like the plague rats from florida or any other red state are spreading their bullshiat to other states uh.

Those who want to travel now are plague rats. Fark em.
 
6 days ago  
Welp, me an' my darlin' Missy here, we're a' takin' th' kids on a vacation to lick a toilet seat in all 50 states.
 
6 days ago  
My plans were cancelled for this Summer back in March.

Not worth it flying. Way too much of a crush of humanity and airplanes are terrible as it is with the recycled air and cramming as many people as possible into a metal tube.

Was thinking about taking the kids on a road trip but even if we camped along the way I wouldn't go visit my 70 year old mother in Oregon for fear of exposing her and honestly having basically nothing to do.

So basically I'm taking the kids to a cabin in S. AZ where we'll just hang out, check out some hiking trails or go to a lake and take the raft out for a whirl and basically just chill the f*ck out.

We'll see if there's still something we can salvage some time in December.
 
6 days ago  
Shut it all down again. We just don't get it.
 
6 days ago  
I'm glad I'm not one for traveling.
 
6 days ago  
This is not surprising in the slightest, because lots of people are toddlers and morons. The slightest inconvenience makes them whine and cry like a little kid hiding under the table with their fingers in their ears. Maybe if they pretend the virus isn't a thing it will just go away.

I've cancelled my October/November trip to Italy. We've booked a low-scale mini-vacation to a small B&B in the White Mountains but I'm fully prepared to put the kibosh on that as well if things are still completely farked in October.  I'm in CT and beyond frustrated by people's idiocy. We have our own share of red hatter assholes here who are against masks, but I guess the percentage is still small enough that they can't totally wreck progress.
 
6 days ago  
The next *possible* family trip is in October. Friend of my wife got remarried and wants to have a party. It was originally going to be Memorial Day weekend. I'm not convinced.

I will have some work travel over the summer, all by car.
 
6 days ago  
It's a big country.  As long as you go somewhere remote, you're probably fine.

The problem will be all the people you come into contact with on your way to the remote place, sadly.
 
6 days ago  

orezona: My plans were cancelled for this Summer back in March.

Not worth it flying. Way too much of a crush of humanity and airplanes are terrible as it is with the recycled air and cramming as many people as possible into a metal tube.

Was thinking about taking the kids on a road trip but even if we camped along the way I wouldn't go visit my 70 year old mother in Oregon for fear of exposing her and honestly having basically nothing to do.

So basically I'm taking the kids to a cabin in S. AZ where we'll just hang out, check out some hiking trails or go to a lake and take the raft out for a whirl and basically just chill the f*ck out.

We'll see if there's still something we can salvage some time in December.


As someone who lives in a similiar tourist destination in British Columbia, have fun. That is all outdoor open air stuff where you aren't recklessly endangering the locals. It can be done.
 
6 days ago  
Yeah, I was planning on two weeks in Nova Scotia and PEI but now I only get one week in North Carolina. I'd call that curtailed if I wasn't sure what that word meant exactly.
 
6 days ago  

in flagrante: It's a big country.  As long as you go somewhere remote, you're probably fine.

The problem will be all the people you come into contact with on your way to the remote place, sadly.


A big country?

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6 days ago  
funny the timing some states had at going phase 3 just before the 4th of july weekend.
 
6 days ago  
I had two concerts slated for this year. Wardruna in AZ and Nightwish in Amsterdam. I am assuming that both of those concerts and the associated trips are as much as trashed, though the tours themselves aren't cancelled yet.

Airplanes are seating normally now. That's a no. That's a NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO​OOOOOOOOOOOO from me dog.
 
6 days ago  
So USians are destroying themselves worse than any war has, and their plans for the summer are basically, 'Hurt ourselves even more!"  There isn't really a way to help them, is there?   : /
 
6 days ago  
 Enjoy your trip, everyone. I'm sure Wally World will be open when you get there.

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6 days ago  
I'm staying home this year, it's no big deal, I can deal with it.
 
6 days ago  
I'd say to avoid all the flyover states, but that would imply there are still people flying over them.
 
6 days ago  
We all saw the movie Idiocracy did we not?
Welcome to your new normal

This is America reaping what it's sown
A nation of fat, willfully ignorant sociopaths
Anyway, enjoy watching this nation get burned to the ground in the stupidest possible way
at the end of the day, the rest of the world will be better off for it
 
6 days ago  

Priapetic: A big country?


Stay alive?

I'm not expecting to grow flowers in a desert.
 
6 days ago  
On my vacation on the week before last, I stayed home instead of my customary visit to my brother's family and just stayed at home.

/He lives in Texas.
 
6 days ago  

Pinner: Johnson: Next door neighbor is driving to CA from Chicago with two 7yr olds and cats.
Going to Utah for a week and she is almost militant about social distancing and masks for her family, so I have to assume that others less inclined and more relaxed are going to go be "normal".

Meanwhile Mrs Johnson got yelled at today (by me) for not wearing masks with her grown daughter while chit-chatting together.

Guess who is in the doghouse?

Third base?


With who?
 
6 days ago  
My son and his fiance were supposed to get married next month. They've pushed it out to September, but I have my doubts that will happen. If it does, well, I know I have to go, but I'm not sure I'll be comfortable with it.

\I'm in CO and the wedding is on the east coast
 
6 days ago  
Never underestimate the power of denial. "It won't happen to me"
 
6 days ago  
I was originally taking a Seattle-to-Ketchikan (AK) road trip through Canada with an old friend for his 40th high school reunion earlier this month through July. That evaporated in March. Lately I've been doing day trips out to the desert, but I basically get out of the car, wander around for 10-20 minutes, and drive home, not interacting with anyone. With the climate control set to recirculation. Hell, I wear vinyl gloves when going to grocery stores & gas stations, and use my smart watch to pay for everything without touching anything.

I'm probably doing a road trip up to Seattle & back just to get out of the house, and I may stick around with one family of friends for a week to see if anything goes plaid.

Or I may not. I didn't leave the house today except for watering my lawn and walking around the block before sunrise. I have to play it by ear; I've been stuck in the house for more than three months, and I'm thinking it may be another four months.
 
6 days ago  

rcain: We all saw the movie Idiocracy did we not?
Welcome to your new normal

This is America reaping what it's sown
A nation of fat, willfully ignorant sociopaths
Anyway, enjoy watching this nation get burned to the ground in the stupidest possible way
at the end of the day, the rest of the world will be better off for it


America has tons of problems, but general societal ignorance and inept government isn't unique to America.  There are horrible fumbles happening in the UK and Brazil right now, just to name a couple.

The problem with populism is that it excels at good weather promises.  A pandemic crisis that shuts down whole economies around the globe doesn't fit smoothly into that traditional rhetoric.

One of the most interesting things about our current situation is being in a global experiment of crisis management.  All these different nations are turning in report cards, as it were, and the writing is on the wall.  Unsurprisingly, nations with solid health infrastructure and politicians in tune with that are faring much better.

You gotta let it roll out.  You can't change entire cultural mindsets in the space of a few months.  Hopefully we wind up somewhere better in the long term if not in the short.  But I wouldn't count on it.
 
6 days ago  
My parents are going to Albuquerque and my sister's family to Colorado. Both sides are saying, "Well, we're just staying in the mountains. Not may people there."

I'm like, "Um, how are you getting there? Bicycles? No, you're getting crammed into a metal sausage with a hundred forty others after getting funneled through a busy airport. Why aren't you thinking through this?"
 
6 days ago  

Another Government Employee: I just got back from a trip to Asheville NC. I stayed at a campground where my nearest neighbor was 50 yards away (at least until the final day). A couple of nice hikes and no Atlanta traffic.

It can be done.


Just don't come into the city...

My hotel has been full for the past two weeks, though at a GREATLY reduced rate ($20-$30 lower on the weekdays, more than $100 lower on weekends). That doesn't stop people from demanding discounts because breakfast is curtailed, of course.

The pool is full every day. People want to access the fitness room every day (gyms closed by order of the governor). Every day, people get mad at me for telling them restaurants are mostly takeout-only. The guy who works at the convenience store down the road had someone tear down his plexi wall and punch him a few days ago (he told them to wear a mask or leave the store).

Mask usage among customers ranges from under 10% to just over 50% on any given day. I have seen three people flash those stupid farking "FTBA" cards today, even though I'm not mentioning the word "mask" to anyone unless they ask about it. I got fed up and told the last one of those three to go ahead and call the DoJ number on the card so they can see what happens when they confess to a federal crime.

More than half of the cars in my lot right now have FL or TX plates.

And I just had a customer scream at me because I wouldn't let her family play board games in the lobby. There are multiple signs in the lobby stating that customers are not allowed to gather.

We're farked
 
6 days ago  

lolmao500: And this folks is why borders between states should be closed.


Why? I've been in quarantine since mid-March but I'm planning a family vacation this year. We're going to take the trailer and go to the smokey mountains and then travel the blueridge parkway. Nothing we're doing requires us to get within 20' of another person other than a slight possibility of passing someone on a trail. Most folks in this country take more risks on a daily or weekly basis then we'll take on the entire trip. If I didn't have the trailer we'd be doing the same trip but using a tent, the big difference there would be frequent grocery and ice stops instead of a single curbside grocery pickup mid-trip in the RV.
 
6 days ago  

in flagrante: Priapetic: A big country?

Stay alive?

I'm not expecting to grow flowers in a desert.


Why go on vacation when dreams stay with you, like a lover's voice across the mountainside?
 
6 days ago  

Jgok: Another Government Employee: I just got back from a trip to Asheville NC. I stayed at a campground where my nearest neighbor was 50 yards away (at least until the final day). A couple of nice hikes and no Atlanta traffic.

It can be done.

Just don't come into the city...

My hotel has been full for the past two weeks, though at a GREATLY reduced rate ($20-$30 lower on the weekdays, more than $100 lower on weekends). That doesn't stop people from demanding discounts because breakfast is curtailed, of course.

The pool is full every day. People want to access the fitness room every day (gyms closed by order of the governor). Every day, people get mad at me for telling them restaurants are mostly takeout-only. The guy who works at the convenience store down the road had someone tear down his plexi wall and punch him a few days ago (he told them to wear a mask or leave the store).

Mask usage among customers ranges from under 10% to just over 50% on any given day. I have seen three people flash those stupid farking "FTBA" cards today, even though I'm not mentioning the word "mask" to anyone unless they ask about it. I got fed up and told the last one of those three to go ahead and call the DoJ number on the card so they can see what happens when they confess to a federal crime.

More than half of the cars in my lot right now have FL or TX plates.

And I just had a customer scream at me because I wouldn't let her family play board games in the lobby. There are multiple signs in the lobby stating that customers are not allowed to gather.

We're farked


I did a two hour urban hike...

I didn't go into too many establishments, but it looked like masking was about 50% (I did have my on). I wasn't comfortable with dining though and went back to my campsite for steak.
 
6 days ago  
Headline in the local paper yesterday: "Tourism and covid rebound."

Yeah, sure. We're all being careful. I met a family today from Alabama who were doing a many-state tour of about 10 national parks in two weeks.
 
6 days ago  
I am going on vacation in two weeks. It will be to a hike in site on the north shore (MN). I'll hike in the woods, eat my own food and see, hopefully, no one. One has to get away sometimes. No restaurants, no local shopping (sorry local economy) and no interactions. My biggest question is what books to bring...

And YES, I am an introvert!

I go for no cell phone, no internet, no work calls and true and wonderful alone time in nature making miles on the trail. It is a glorious thing to enjoy a nice meal overlooking Lake Superior.
 
6 days ago  

Bennie Crabtree: in flagrante: Priapetic: A big country?

Stay alive?

I'm not expecting to grow flowers in a desert.

Why go on vacation when dreams stay with you, like a lover's voice across the mountainside?


Another promise fallen through.
I've never seen you look like this without a reason.
 
6 days ago  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Was supposed to head to the UP next month, that's off.

Basically, it's going to be a long slow grind of a year. I've already written off thanksgiving and christmas, unless something changes.


The UP cottage rentals are all booked out.  Hotels still available.
 
6 days ago  

Another Government Employee: I did a two hour urban hike...

I didn't go into too many establishments, but it looked like masking was about 50% (I did have my on). I wasn't comfortable with dining though and went back to my campsite for steak.


Probably a smart decision to avoid dine-in. Most of the local-owned restaurants are being as strict as they can about masking, but many of their customers seem to be actively flouting the rules.

One waitress friend told me about a guy who threw a fit when they told him to mask up as he walked to the bathroom. He started yelling and said "what, you want to watch me piss too?" They kicked him out, but that resulted in several minutes of him loudly ranting without a mask while standing between several tables full of customers who were "actively eating or drinking", and so were unmasked per NC's allowed mask exemptions...

I've been getting take-out in town and eating it at home.
 
6 days ago  

rcain: We all saw the movie Idiocracy did we not?



Except in Idiocracy, the public, including the President, actually listened and tried to implement given advice. We are worse than Idiocracy level at this point.

/'Murica, it's got what Covid craves.
 
6 days ago  
We scrapped a family trip we had planned to two nearby states because they're not wearing masks, the bars are open like nothing is happening, and cases are spiking up there.

We're going to stay in Illinois and venture into Wisconsin to places requiring masks. I have no desire to being covid back as a souvenir if I can help it. Picnic lunches at the car and take out for dinner.
 
6 days ago  
I have two coworkers who seemed intelligent who are in multistate road trips right now. They know why they shouldn't do that. They chose to do it anyway.
 
6 days ago  
We're Americans.  We don't do "inconvenience".
 
6 days ago  

in flagrante: Priapetic: A big country?

Stay alive?

I'm not expecting to grow flowers in a desert.


But you can live and breathe and seeeee theeee suuuun iiiiin wiiinteeer time...

/you're all awesome
 
6 days ago  

Jgok: Another Government Employee: I just got back from a trip to Asheville NC. I stayed at a campground where my nearest neighbor was 50 yards away (at least until the final day). A couple of nice hikes and no Atlanta traffic.

It can be done.

Just don't come into the city...

My hotel has been full for the past two weeks, though at a GREATLY reduced rate ($20-$30 lower on the weekdays, more than $100 lower on weekends). That doesn't stop people from demanding discounts because breakfast is curtailed, of course.

The pool is full every day. People want to access the fitness room every day (gyms closed by order of the governor). Every day, people get mad at me for telling them restaurants are mostly takeout-only. The guy who works at the convenience store down the road had someone tear down his plexi wall and punch him a few days ago (he told them to wear a mask or leave the store).

Mask usage among customers ranges from under 10% to just over 50% on any given day. I have seen three people flash those stupid farking "FTBA" cards today, even though I'm not mentioning the word "mask" to anyone unless they ask about it. I got fed up and told the last one of those three to go ahead and call the DoJ number on the card so they can see what happens when they confess to a federal crime.

More than half of the cars in my lot right now have FL or TX plates.

And I just had a customer scream at me because I wouldn't let her family play board games in the lobby. There are multiple signs in the lobby stating that customers are not allowed to gather.

We're farked


Literally, I'm sobbing big tears after reading your comment. I'm sick of it for YOU.
I'm so damned exhausted from all this. Since February, I work at Sam's Club, it's been non stop assholery in more ways than I've ever seen in my 59 years of life.
I'm sick of listening to people biatch about every little inconvenience they just "can't take anymore"... Stay home for Nevada? Yeah what a joke. I've seen the same faces spending hundreds of dollars several times a week on non essential items all while complaining the economy is farked...
I'd find myself in a blissful state of mind if I could have some time away from the bs to process all this crap. Just a couple weeks at home, not at risk of getting covid from the non mask wearing selfish jerks would be a blessing.
I'm sorry you are being treated like you don't matter and everything is all your fault. That pisses me off! I'd happily punch one of 'em for ya. I'm so tired though I don't know how effective my old lady jab would be. 😒
It's not a lot to say most people are inherently evil and horrid.
I want OFF this hellfire planet.
 
6 days ago  

poodebunker: Jgok: Another Government Employee: I just got back from a trip to Asheville NC. I stayed at a campground where my nearest neighbor was 50 yards away (at least until the final day). A couple of nice hikes and no Atlanta traffic.

It can be done.

Just don't come into the city...

My hotel has been full for the past two weeks, though at a GREATLY reduced rate ($20-$30 lower on the weekdays, more than $100 lower on weekends). That doesn't stop people from demanding discounts because breakfast is curtailed, of course.

The pool is full every day. People want to access the fitness room every day (gyms closed by order of the governor). Every day, people get mad at me for telling them restaurants are mostly takeout-only. The guy who works at the convenience store down the road had someone tear down his plexi wall and punch him a few days ago (he told them to wear a mask or leave the store).

Mask usage among customers ranges from under 10% to just over 50% on any given day. I have seen three people flash those stupid farking "FTBA" cards today, even though I'm not mentioning the word "mask" to anyone unless they ask about it. I got fed up and told the last one of those three to go ahead and call the DoJ number on the card so they can see what happens when they confess to a federal crime.

More than half of the cars in my lot right now have FL or TX plates.

And I just had a customer scream at me because I wouldn't let her family play board games in the lobby. There are multiple signs in the lobby stating that customers are not allowed to gather.

We're farked

Literally, I'm sobbing big tears after reading your comment. I'm sick of it for YOU.
I'm so damned exhausted from all this. Since February, I work at Sam's Club, it's been non stop assholery in more ways than I've ever seen in my 59 years of life.
I'm sick of listening to people biatch about every little inconvenience they just "can't take anymore"... Stay home for Nevada? Yeah what a joke. I've seen the same faces spending hundreds of dollars several times a week on non essential items all while complaining the economy is farked...
I'd find myself in a blissful state of mind if I could have some time away from the bs to process all this crap. Just a couple weeks at home, not at risk of getting covid from the non mask wearing selfish jerks would be a blessing.
I'm sorry you are being treated like you don't matter and everything is all your fault. That pisses me off! I'd happily punch one of 'em for ya. I'm so tired though I don't know how effective my old lady jab would be. 😒
It's not a lot to say most people are inherently evil and horrid.
I want OFF this hellfire planet.


Thanks, seriously. While it sucks that service workers are having to deal with this shiat, it does help to know I'm not alone.

I've been working in hotels for 30 years now, so I've learned to let things go as soon as I can. Still, I've had to stop and take a breath a lot over the past few months.
 
5 days ago  
I'll keep this short.  On my hiking forum, there was a reasonable thoughtful guy asking for advice about hiking/quarantine.  He layed out his route and his initial plans.

Four guys from my state gently destroyed his plans.  14 day quarantine on arrival in state, lack of water, elevation, afternoon thunderstorms, hut/shelter system shut down, fragile alpine environment, it's a 20 day hike under perfect conditions, rangers out preventing camping near shelters/above the ridgeline, lack of convenient side trails leading to lower/flatter camping spots.  The minimum availability/state of the hospital rooms in the tiny mountain towns, etc.

At this point he became devious selfish guy, stated he planned to quarantine at home, then travel through our virus laden country delivering the virus to us, he'd make a series of shorter hikes, and take shuttles to various lodging and grocery stores, abandoning his minimal contact plans.  He went into full "Rocket Raccoon" mode where he was like ."But what if I want it more than the other person."

People will be reasonable until the first sign that they might be mildly inconvenienced.
 
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