Had to leave the house for a bit today, so many people literally don’t give a single fuck. Most wear masks/gloves (so did I), but I saw plenty of young parents out with their toddlers, being accompanied by THEIR older parents. Seriously fuck that. I don’t give a shit if your kid wants to ride his scooter now is not the fucking time
We’re such a mess. We started putting people who came back from abroad into mandatory quarantine, then said people started whining and legit fighting and stabbing each other and only a few days later I guess mandatory quarantine is not necessary anymore. I think it’s no news here that I deal with a ton of anxiety and I honestly expected this to wreck me but surprisingly I feel like I’ve already mostly numbed myself to the experience and accepted the fact that we’re likely seriously fucked for upcoming years
My country's lockdown (21 days) officially starts tomorrow, but I've been at home for the last week already. Don't have work to keep me busy since schools are closed, so I might look into online work. Gonna be weird being at home during the day with full house of ppl.
This is a minor example, I suppose, but GameStop just decided to close like 300 stores permanently. They've opened way too many stores over the years, despite the industry going digital. Now there are virtually zero people going to their stores. There are probably many businesses or franchises like that which were already on the brink of collapse because of industrial change and because of over-investment.
The pandemic has become a sort of death knell for them and others. All of this could permanently shift how industries around the world operate.
I feel like the jobless numbers are only going to get worse now. I'm already taking a 20% pay cut at work right now. Won't be surprised to see some layoffs soon under my position.