This would be funny if it wasn’t so true…
I’ve been seeing lots of tweets about people publicly shaming others for “not following the rules” as they determine one should be doing during this pandemic.
My small town – which basically has been shut down since March 17 – is going into “Shelter in Place” mode tomorrow at noon while simultaneously opening up more businesses they deem “essential.”
They are also ordering a curfew from 10:00 pm until 5:00 am. From their directive: “Citizens out during this time for work will be required to carry and provide, if necessary, a letter documenting the essential service they provide on the official letterhead of their organization. (Letters should include: The employer on official letterhead or with official logo if applicable, the name of the employee who is deemed an essential worker, the time of day or night in which the worker is expected to travel for job duties, the type of essential service the employee provides, contact information for employer/company to verify given information, a signature from a superior. Employees with badges for given essential jobs, still need letters.)”
We have 565 positive cases of the Wuhan virus in Oklahoma. Our total population is 3.5 million.
One of the reasons the city mayor implemented “Shelter in Place” and a curfew? “The number of complaints and concerns received this weekend concerning crowding at certain locations.”
Trust me: I saw comments on the city’s Facebook page about people complaining about kids not “social distancing” at the hoops and front yards. How do you know if the kids that aren’t social distancing don’t all live in one house together?
How did we get here? I give you the following funny…
Welcome to America!