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Top Things You’d Never See Prior to The Coronavirus Pandemic

We thought life was pretty peach before this cloud of craziness plumed above us all, check out my list of top things that you’d never see prior to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Toilet Paper Hoarding

When this first came about, people were joking at how people were starting to load up on toilet paper. We saw literal stockpiles being created of that, hand sanitizer, and paper towels.

I hate doing weekly grocery shopping, so luckily I had a nice cache of toilet paper on hand. I am, however, running low on paper towels. It’s crazy to be living through days where even Amazon is out of stock [of anything] across the board.

Purchasing of Canned Meats

I can’t remember the last time I’ve eaten, much less seen meat be eaten out of a can. In fact, I don’t know anyone who has. Other than tuna, I can’t recall ever having to eat meat out of a can.

eat canned meat to survive the coronavirus pandemic

When talks of the Coronavirus first began, no one took it seriously. By the time I made it to the grocery store, the only canned meat that was left was chicken, sardines, oysters, clam, salmon, octopus… pretty much, all of the weird stuff.

Yes, even the Vienna Sausages and the Spam were gone. My soul was so hurt y’all. So, right now, I have a combination of about 30 cans of sardines and canned chicken. Mind you, none of this is on my pre-apocalyptic slim thick diet plan. Coupled with my Chef Boyardee, I think it should get me pretty far.

Caution on Bodily Fluid Exchange

I have never seen men be so cautious about the exchange of bodily fluid until Coronavirus started to take over. It was one of their last worries, now it’s one of their first concerns. This virus is no joke!

Someone replied to one of my Snaps asking, “Have you been social distancing yourself?” First of all, what did that have to do with my photo? Lol. Hilarious… I guess I can at least be thankful that people are actually paying attention to these precautionary tips being given.

Reminders to Wash Your Hands to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Yes, all of the reminders to wash your hands and keep a safe social distance are definitely starting to get old. I hear it about 9 times every hour.

No, I’m not complaining. We, the people, need to continue stressing this as this virus has exponential grown out of control. We are currently utilizing lots of hand sanitizer, Lysol, and even a medical-grade handsoap.

Folks, please continue to wash your hands… especially if you are leaving the comfort and safety of your home for any reason.

Lots of Free Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

Lots of establishments are trying to reduce the blow that Coronavirus has delt, by offering free services. UberEats has waived delivery fees for independent restaurants during COVID times. Houston gyms, like LA Fitness, are even offering guests free online fitness classes, via their app.

For a list of all of the most recent freebies that you can take advantage of during these chaotic times, click here.

Beer & Liquor Delivery Permitted During Coronavirus Social Distancing

The hospitality sector has taken a huge blow with Coronavirus limiting operations. Many local Houston restaurants have been forced to close their dining room doors and offer either delivery or drive-through only service.

Can you imagine all of the wait staff that are now out of commission? It sucks… bad! But, hopefully these recent changes help out some of these small mom and pop restaurants. At this rate, we all need as much help as we can get.

Just this week, Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, approved a temporary stay allowing such establishments to deliver beer and liquor as long as it was accompanied by a food order. I think this is one of the things that we are all asking why it wasn’t around sooner.

Presidents Handing Out Stimulus Checks

There are talks that Republican President, Donald Trump, will soon pass a bill to help with the Coronavirus relief effort. The direct cash assistance check is rumored to be $1200 for individuals, plus an additional $500 per each child.

To qualify for the proposed GOP bill, you would have needed to have filed your 2018 taxes and made less than $75,000 annually. These are very unusual times.

The last time this was done was in 2008, by President George Bush. Adults got checks ranging anywhere from $300 to $600 during the denouement of the Great Recession.

In all seriousness, I hope that you guys are weathering this storm as best that you can. I hope that you appreciate this blog in light of recent events and that if anything, it ensues a brief smile.

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  1. March 26, 2020 / 12:16 am

    You are right about all of this. That stimulus check is the biggest joke to me. I went to Walmart and all the meat was gone. I was shocked. I have never seen Walmart’s aisle empty let alone the meat section! It’s ridiculous!

  2. Alana
    March 26, 2020 / 11:44 am

    You know what? I never thought about these things, not because I’m trying not to think the worst about what’s happening, but because the country is in such panic right now that it seems to be the only thing I can focus on. I think if anything it’s taught us that at any moment, things can change drastically and we need to be prepared. The constant reminders of exerting for personal hygiene shouldn’t have to be a reminder, but it’s a good way to enforce what’s happening right now. My biggest hope is that people take this seriously and stay home!

  3. March 26, 2020 / 11:18 pm

    You hit the nail on the head with this one. Ive never seen the shelves so empty in my life. Pre Coronavirus I didn’t see so many homeschoolers but we have no choice huh lol. Hope you stay safe through all this boo!

  4. March 26, 2020 / 11:35 pm

    Living through this pandemic really makes me wonder how people made it out the Recession and other world events that forced people to stay home! You’re right, I have never seen anything like this before.

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