I WILL COOPERATE, OF COURSE

Oneta 84

So the Bug is bringing us down.   I will certainly hunker down on the advice of those “in the know.”  The Bug and/or The Panic have got the upper hand.  We submit.  A good dose of submission and humility – along with a recognition that we are not in control – will be good for us in the long run.

So, although I was snarky about the closure of the Senior Center and the lack of hand shaking in my church, I acknowledge we have a problem that will take unity to get us out.

I now ask a question that might have a reasonable answer but I don’t understand.  Why close bars, restaurants, casinos at midnight?  What can the Bug do after midnight that cannot be done before?  Seriously, friend, I would like an answer.

When I saw the announcement that Remington Park Casino would close at midnight, I – in my snarky way – said to Sammy, “That a very acceptable way of saying ‘Come on over, Folks, we will be here til midnight.'”  I don’t call that cooperating.  Tell me where I’m wrong.

I can take it.  I’m admitting right now I was wrong.  Maybe I wouldn’t want the COVID19 rather than the old-fashioned flu.  But there is vaccine for the old kind.  Pray God that there will soon be for the new one.

 

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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15 Responses to I WILL COOPERATE, OF COURSE

  1. I know exactly what you’re saying — Atlanta malls closing at 7 — does that mean everyone before 7 is totally well??
    What of the partying college spring breakers in Florida partying like it’s 1999??
    Maybe they all know something I don’t, meanwhile I quest for toilet paper

  2. Faye says:

    May the Will of Almighty God be fulfilled as we all surrender to what has been put in place by our Governments to assist us. May the truth that knowing our ‘eternal ‘ destination is more important than our time on this earth be proclaimed. . Take care all. Take normal healthy precautions. Let us all worry less about the personal needs ie like Toilet Paper. I have been praying in gratitude for what I still have and with His enabling gently and not letting FEAR that is not of the Lord influence how and what I am still able to shop for. Isolation is our normal lifestyle but we do have to get food. Blessings and divine Strength for you ALL.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hey, Faye, do you notice how often we are on the same wave length regarding the real priorities of life. Taking normal healthy precautions. Yes. I guess normal now has to be a bit abnormal, however, since we are not in normal circumstances. 😀

  3. I supposed closing at night gives the impression, albeit insufficient and false, that they are doing ‘something’ without giving up their profits. LOL.

  4. pranabaxom says:

    “Why close bars, restaurants, casinos at midnight?  What can the Bug do after midnight that cannot be done before?  Seriously, friend, I would like an answer.”

    You are absolutely right Oneta. We all need answers for these kind of stupidity.

    Namaste🙏🙏, no handshake😀

  5. Almost everything is closed where I live. The restaurants and bars are all closed, except for takeout food from the restaurants. The schools are closed, the college is closed, the library is closed, museums, the civic center, and gym facilities are all closed. The courts, however, are still operating. I have jury duty right now, and it won’t end until September 4. I was one of the 12 jurors on a trial last Wednesday. Another trial is scheduled for this coming Tuesday. We don’t have any way of knowing how many trials may be coming up between now and September.

    The jury box and the jury room are much too small for social distancing. Almost half of us are over 60. Several of the jurors were coughing last week. But we have to do our civic duty, or risk jail time and/or steep fines.

    I don’t mind doing my civic duty, but this is a little unnerving!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Much as I hate having my wings clipped, I’m grateful that I do not have to go where there might be danger. Hope you can wear a breathing mask. We’ll outlast this. Hang in.

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