It had already been over an hour and the line hadn’t moved an inch (that’s centimetre in non-American). With great difficulty, I was able to steal a quick glance at the madness inside the store.
My beloved grocery store had turned into Dawn Of The Dead.
A quick mental calculation had to be done.
Let’s say there were X people ahead of me. If each person took 2 seconds to move 1 step — how many steps would it take for me to get my organic avocado spread?
The choice was simple: this is where I am to spend the next 2.5 years of my life. At this grocery store.
What Is Really Going On?
Coronavirus was declared a pandemic by WHO this week, changing our life indefinitely, it seems. Thanks, no thanks CNN.
This declaration came as a major free-pass-alert for people around the world, to get into hoarder mode and grab everything money can buy — all at once! Amid this noise, there lies an underlying story of mental heath that we’re choosing to ignore. But before we get to that, let’s get a few facts straight:
- A Pandemic is an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, affecting a large number of people. (Yes, like the Kardashians!)
- The virus has affected over 120,000+ people worldwide and the mortality rate is around 3.4%.
- Contagion may feel very real right now but please don’t give up on your bacon, just yet!
- Lastly, there is NOT A THING you can do about any of this, please quit hoarding toilet rolls!
What Can I Do Right Now?
Every news channel around the world is blaring the same headlines over & over, creating wild degrees of chaos everywhere! Kudos to the one inspiring the toilet roll frenzy!
Self-Quarantine, is the solution for today.
Confine yourself to the four walls then make sure not to touch those walls!
The less you come in contact with any outside objects/people, the lesser you are prone to contract the virus or…