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I went to the supermarket yesterday…

I went to the supermarket yesterday and observed two notable things.

First and of utmost importance, they had toilet paper! Unbelievably, the panicked wake of those idiot hoarders is finally clearing for we rational – not to mention more polite – humans. Was it really worth it guys? On that first day I bought exactly one small package of an off-brand (all that was left after you hogged up all the big mega packs) of the stuff because we just happened to need it. I was amazed looking at your fucking carts filled with TP and other prepper type stuffs. I managed to find it here and there since then at stores that only allow 2 rolls per customer. You know, where humans shop.

I say this as a guy who went over the deep end myself in the early/mid 2000s installing a generator, 3 wood stoves (now only 2), tried my hand at heirloom/organic gardening (I sucked at it), 20 year self life canned goods, water purifiers (although we have a well, so not exactly sure why I did that other than hysteria can be a funny thing), a 9mm semi automatic along with living in a (relatively) country setting, which was not by accident. I even have a little shed in the back yard that I can use as my own personal Unibomber shack if I really go off the deep end. Here’s the view outside my office window that I just snapped a few seconds ago…

As a side note, I am watching with great interest as stocks that will power the remote economy out perform now that remoteness has been imposed upon the population. But such methods of work and communication are more cost effective and thus, productive. I have not understood why society has clung to centralized work, so often in the big cities. It has driven up property values in New York, Boston, San Francisco, etc. to extremes, it has introduced a much bigger carbon footprint and it was just plain anti-progress (although pro-commercial and residential real estate developer and broker).

I think sometimes mankind needs to get clubbed over the head and he is getting that clubbing now. But half of the country is going to go right back to sleep, if they ever even woke up. Hence…

…the other thing I noticed was that crisis or no crisis, half the people are still fucking dunderheads. Literally half of them were doing the smart thing, wearing masks (I was not because I don’t have one and don’t really sweat it) but the other half were invading my 6 feet of space as if it were 6 inches. One guy, a store employee no less, came walking down the aisle looking slovenly and sort of swerving and dancing while coughing. He swerved toward me and I’m like Jesus Christ man…

The rest of the visit was spent with me running through the place like a contestant on Guy’s Grocery Games getting what I needed and getting the hell out of there. People were coming at me with no regard for even 2 feet of space let alone 6. It was unsettling because it exposed the truth of how some Americans see this thing… get toilet paper, wipe ass, go about life as if not a care in the world. Don’t worry, the football season will be on schedule and you’ll be able to go right back to full fantasy again. I really think that half the country is this way. Nimrods.