And guess who forgot to put Coronas and limes on the grocery list for today’s pickup?
So, my company has done a nice thing, for the next month and a half, we get to knock off early every other Friday. I do not at all understand their stated logic in getting there or the proposed end of it, but hey, they got there for a little while. Of course, I think it should be permanent, or at a minimum go as long as the pay cuts are in effect. Folks routinely turn themselves inside out for this company, giving back a few hours a pay period regularly would go a long way. (Or hell, just let us do modified schedules in general. I would gladly do a 9 hour day M-Th to knock off early every Friday.)
And in data modeling news…it seems the reason IHME’s models have been so wonky and basically garbage is that apparently they continually assumed everyone would stay the fuck home.
Virginia is slated to start “Phase I” next Friday.
In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the data––and we will continue to make decisions based on science, public health, and the safety of Virginians.
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) May 4, 2020
The schedule is not set in stone, it’s reasonable and rational, and yet, it’s gonna be a long time before I re-enter society…
Dentist? That will hold. Eye doc emailed saying it’s time for my annual appointment – yeah, I can still see, we’re good for now. Hair salon? As disappointing as it is to watch my roots come in and not just be full grey, and the color depositing mask I bought doing *nothing* – I can wait a while.
I swear, if we don’t get the asshole in chief out of office this November… I don’t know about anyone else, but for me, I know it’s not healthy to be this perpetually filled with rage over the administrations non-response to all this. (On top of the rage over everything else they’ve done.)
But hey, it’s Cinco de Mayo – go have a quesadilla. :)