The frenzy this sickness has caused in the US is mind blowing. I mean, just check your Facebook feed and you’ll see that the majority of friends updates are about the widespread panic*… or toilet paper.
What I’m seeing on TV and hearing on the radio is about all the cancelled events, nationally and local. NCAA, golf, basketball, music festivals, conferences… there’s even Panic at the Disco**!
You know, I was in da club*** here in Nashville the other day to pick up a case of water (for normal reasons). Would you believe that people were buying water by the pallet!? I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and still can’t exactly piece together how the virus relates to a water shortage (or fear of a water shortage). With that said, it’s all coming back to me now***… I remember that Nashville does have a way of overreacting (*ahem* the gas shortage 10 years ago caused by fear of a gas shortage).
If you’re choosing to self-quarantine because of the spreading sickness, don’t worry, be happy****… I have high hopes it’ll all be over within a few months.
*the virus, not the band
**the band, not the virus
***Sam’s Club, no bottles full of bub
****in every life we have some trouble, when you worry you make it double
-Out of the Wilderness