Teh Squeaky Wheel
One of our drivers is sick.
No word yet if it’s Commie-19
I have to go into work today, and we’re shuffling things around. So I’m gonna do a commercial route for a guy so he can do the residential one.
Our sick driver is a nice guy--though a complicated personality--I hope he is okay. He also works at a local grocery store. Not here in Sedona but in the Village of Oak Creek. So he could conceivably be exposed from there.
Do be careful, dv8. Take care of yourself out there.
Elena and I went to Walmart together at 6:00 this morning. They had more of many things but very little ground beef and not what we use. We got something that will work for us but her sister uses 96% lean and they had none. Odd because last week they had what we wanted, I got two 2 pound packages of 93% lean, which is what we normally use. They did have eggs, paper towels, and TP. Not much selection and limits on quantity but we are not hurting on those so no problem for us. We have neighbors with kids and I checked with them to make sure they have what they need. They said they were OK but I let them know to check with us if they need something. Having everyone home is a big change for them but we are pretty much on routine and I have stocks on many things. I have been worried about coffee, I had less than usual and it has been hard to find, but I ordered four jugs online to come later this week and we found two today, so I feel better. Mac does not run out of coffee!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope your cow-worker doesn’t have the Chinee Lung Gleet.
Glad you and Elena found most of what you needed; also completely unsurprised you’re trying to be good neighbors.
Mac does not run out of coffee!!!!!!!!!!!
My brother! 🙂
Nice to see TeX popped-in yesterday, too.
As re the Chinese gummint: you can increase my extreme disdain for our own -- and our media -- by an order of magnitude and at least be in the ballpark. 👿
The record of Americans repeatedly electing human filth who wish to have power over others is always-concerning. While I intellectually understand the desire to rule others, I don’t apprehend it at the gut level.
My junior high school years were arguably the least idyllic in my long and evil life. But even as a dopey kid, I basically just wanted to be left the hell alone. Did I fantasize about using extreme violence toward that end? Absolutely.
Because the “institution” which claimed it could and would stop bullying repeatedly failed to do so. Is wanting to kill a tormentor a desire to “control” them? Perhaps. But I’d not have felt that way if I’d simply been left alone.
It’s a bit ironic that many folks who believe “angry old white men” are the source of the majority of ills in our country have, for decades, promulgated policies and a culture which seem carefully calculated to ensure I ultimately became one.
Sure wish they’d simply leave me -- and everyone else -- the hell alone.
“The record of Americans repeatedly electing human filth who wish to have power over others is always-concerning. While I intellectually understand the desire to rule others, I don’t apprehend it at the gut level.”
It does not speak well for Americans that the reason in too many cases seems to be the promise that if you give them the power to take what others have they will cut you in on the swag. It does not seem to register with these people that if they give them anything in the first place, they will work their way down until they are taking their stuff to buy off someone with less. This always happens until you have a small elite living off the many serfs. Capitalism is the only system that raises everyone, and you can not have that be government controlled.
As you know, JimCo deals with a lot of HOAs.
It has amazed me for over a quarter century how often petty martinets -- if not outright little tyrants -- wind-up on condo Boards. Even more amazing is how often their neighbors are unwilling -- for whatever reasons -- to stand against those sorts of folks.
I am very glad that whatever we ultimately decide to do re CasaK, Brenda and I agree that we will never live in a place with an HOA.
Because I would be this guy (except worse):
It has always mystified me. But South Park has repeatedly pointed this out and lampooned the way people make the wrong decisions in all aspects of life, and especially in politics.
For Mac 3:
Thanks guys, but if I don’t have my coffee it is going to be more like the 1812 Overture.
At some point, America stopped considering govt as just one part of the fabric of America and began to see America and the state as synonymous. At the same time, we stopped fearing govt and govt power and began to accept the idea that only govt could do things. Problems and endeavors that used to be the province of culture and society turned into govt efforts, offices, commissions, laws, and govt workers. “Government is simply the name we give to the things we choose to do together.”
Perhaps this is the natural progression of all states throughout history. The power of the state grows while the power of the individual and culture shrink.
Well said, Sven.
I don’t know if you guys are fans of HBO’s Deadwood series, but there’s a scene in the final season that comes often to my mind. In the series, Deadwood has been run by various factions: criminal, legal, commercial, etc. It’s not a conglomeration -- each entity does it’s own business and generally leaves the others alone. At times of crisis, they may unite for the camp’s good, knowing that the camp is what enables all of them to thrive, but it’s a short-lived arrangement.
That changes when the character of George Hearst arrives -- Hearst wants control of everything and that’s something that Al, the main criminal boss, cannot fathom. Pardon the language, but it aptly describes my state of mind when looking at govt.
“Pain-in-the-balls Hearst. Running his holdings like a despot, I grant, has a fucking logic. It’s the way I fucking run mine. It’s the way I’d run my home if I fucking had one. But there’s no practical need for him to run the fucking camp. That’s out of scale. It’s out of proportion, and it’s a warped unnatural impulse, this fucking cocksucker! Sorry.”
Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8, Mac, Sven, and Fatwa -- in no particular order.
I made a run to Costco this morning -- they open at 8:00 a.m. for those 60 and older. I arrived about 7:45 and was in by 8:25. By 9:00 they were out of TP (no problem, we’re well-stocked and don’t go through it that fast). When I got in line, a few people ahead of me asked where I got the disinfectant wipes. They had just moved in a pallet load a few minutes before, so I held their place while they ran to the back of the store. All-in-all it wasn’t too bad.
Teh Younger got laid off yesterday. Everyone but those who maintained the aquaria had been furloughed, but now they’ve all been laid off. Not sure what that means. Maybe they plan to hire people back at lower wages.
Sorry, Paddy -- good luck to him. Imagine we’ll be hearing more of this happening soon.
And off to teh eye doctor again in a bit -- my sixth appt in 3 weeks and hopefully the last.
Prayers for a positive outcome, Sven!
Well, it could have been worse. 90% of it is healed -- the other 10%, not so much. So another week of a clear bandage, eyedrops twice a day, and back there next Tuesday. Can’t wait to see the bills on this one.
If all goes well, at least you’ll be able to see them.
Well, I spoke to said employee, and I found that while I first heard that he does not have Commie-19, it turns out he doesn’t “actually” know. It’s just that he’s contacted the VA yesterday and they’re planning to talk to him tomorrow.
It turns out they have a battery of questions they ask which helps them determine if he warrants testing. Preliminarily, it appears that he does not have it. because he already feels much better after only 12 hours.
He plans to do his route this evening, but we’re taking extra precautions so we’re leaving all his stuff outside on the loading dock.
My feeling is he doesn’t have it. But unless they decide to test him, we won’t really know for sure.
That kinda sucks -- the not knowing is worse than knowing and taking action.
It has amazed me for over a quarter century how often petty martinets — if not outright little tyrants — wind-up on condo Boards. Even more amazing is how often their neighbors are unwilling — for whatever reasons — to stand against those sorts of folks.
Loosely defined, there’s a subdivision around the corner. It has a name and all the lots are the same size. Quite a few people built around there, mostly Houston escapee/semi-retirees.
They’re going to form their own “informal” HOA. So yeah, they’re everywhere.
Sorry for the Younger’s loss, Paddy. That’s a heartbreak.
And DV8, y’all be careful, too. And the rest of all y’all.