Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
William writes: I have been reading your site off on for years now. I just wanted to tell you what happened today here in North Carolina. I was stuck at home waiting for my car to get fixed, so I ordered a pizza. Second time this week. He came by, I opened the door. I see him six feet away from my door and my food on the ground at my door step. He, at least, had the decency to put the pizza and items on the pizza bag. I looked at my food I looked at him. This mug looked at me like nothing was wrong with this picture. I said: “Okay umm….?” He preceded to tell me about social distancing and everything. I told him this was very strange, as I was perplexed at the situation.
So I bent down to pick up my pizza and food off of his bag on the ground; I shut the door. Only then did he feel safe enough to breach the six foot DMZ and retrieve his bag and leave. I wonder if this fool realized I had to touch his bag to get my food. This weirdness didn’t happen last time. The last pizza guy took the boxes out his bag holding one end; I grabbed the other end. And that was it. It was no different than before this Corona madness.
I know this a minor thing in the grand scheme of all that has happen around here, but this one really hit home. I had not been ordering in this whole time because I actually wanted to go out and get my food, so I did. But today’s food delivery felt like basic disrespect. Put a man’s food on the ground and then him asking for a review as his gets his food and closes the door. At least he wasn’t wearing a mask.
My reply: Given the events of the past week or so, it is astounding that anyone is still playing Sickness Kabuki. it will be even more so in about two weeks – the vaunted “incubation period” for WuFlu – when there aren’t mass deaths resulting from the mass “cases” of WuFlu not spread by the not-social-distancing rioters.
You touch on something mighty important, which is that that Sickness Kabuki isn’t about sickness; rather, it is meant to alienate us from one another; to cause us to regard other people as a “threat” and also to degrade us by forcing us to treat one another – as well as ourselves – like lepers.
Which is why I refuse to play my part in this despicable opera of aberrance – and instead openly ridicule it by my defiance. I stand next to people in line – the tape lines and spot-marked-X be damned. If someone objects – and no one has peeped so far – I will ask them whether they are sick? If the answer is no, then I will ask them why they are pretending they are. If they say yes – or “maybe” – then I will tell them they are being very irresponsible by being out rather than home.
The good news is that enforcement of these idiocies is becoming a laughingstock due to the lack of enforcement during the riots. They’ll Hut! Hut! Hut! us for standing too close in line or not dressing up like Michael Jackson… but do nothing to prevent rioters from burning down cities?
It’s enough, already. Spare us. And if they don’t – watch out. See the short story and video I posted about the cop in Mexico who got Hut! Hut! Hutted!
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