September 29th, 2020

Bagels and masks

I don't have any work on the schedule today and until I just checked, there were no open blocks to jump on.  But now there are so I might do some work later.

BUT, I decided I needed a bagel so off to Einstein.  And on the way is Costco and I wanted to buy some of the masks they have:

Really comfortable masks
Really comfortable masks

So I stopped at Costco on the way.  $189.93 later I got to Einstein Bagels and picked up a dozen.  

Any other store I might have grabbed the masks and left.  But, it is Costco.  You are supposed to spend money there and LOOK AT ALL YOU SAVE!!!  So some really nice steak medallions, Boursin,  Toilet paper, paper towels (planning for the 2nd wave shortage), cream of tomato soup, and sundries.

What a deal.

Now I've had my bagel and coffee and am happy.  Totally worth it.

The balance of death and taxes

I started a comment on an entry by mrdreamjeans and decided not to hijack his work.  I'll hijack my own instead.  IMHO.

The states are in a political game right now.  People are more worried about the economy than the virus.  For so many people it is just as much life or death to be able to work and is worth the chance.  It is why Trump is resurging a little and locally why they are opening up some.

The states want to find an acceptable level of infection that will allow some economic resurrection which I think is the only reasonable approach.  The news portrays it as if they are throwing a party now (same videos over and over) but really they are just trying to get people back to work, get the engine moving again, and find an acceptable level of infection just as we do with all communicable disease.  If only we had a group of scientists who have dedicated their entire lives to be ready for just this moment.  We could put them in a group and call it, I don't know, Center for ...   oh, I'm sure you can think of something.

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