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I Went Out Today

COVID-19 Shelter In Place Day Four

Work went well today.

My cats behaved themselves. They’ve learned not to mess with me. I’m the boss.

Yeah, right.

They only behaved because I rearranged everything last night so they had their new favorite “spots” free and clear of my keyboard and mouse.

But the big news today is that I went to the store. I go outside twice a day and exercise but I haven’t been out of my yard since last Friday. I know that’s not too long, but remember, you still need to drive your car or you’re going to have issues (so says my mechanic).

I was running low on bologna for my dogs’ breakfast (I feed them a bologna sandwich every morning. And no, they aren’t spoiled at all).

And that meant a trip to the store.

I showered and got dressed in my apocalypse outfit.

No, that’s not right. I haven’t taken archery lessons yet so I had to change.

Closer, but I’ve only every used a shot gun, nothing like this bad boy.

Yep, this is more like it except no mask.

To be honest, I truly think I already had this bug. I was sick a few weeks back. Low grade fever with a horribly sore throat. I’m talking sore like I’ve never had before. I actually thought I might have throat cancer or something – it was that bad.

Anyway, I went to Aldi’s first. They have the cheapest bologna. And because my life just rolls this way, as soon as I drove into the parking lot my one eye started watering. I was fine all day.

ALL DAY.

No cough. No sniffles. Nothing.

I wipe my eye but it just keeps watering. I grab my quarter and get out of my car. I see a young woman who’s almost done unloading her cart. I walk over and say, “I’ll trade you,” while holding my quarter out to her.

She takes one look at my watery eyes and her face gets this look of horror that she quickly tries to hide and says, “You can keep your quarter,” while pushing the cart toward me.

So, if money is tight take some pepper or better yet cut jalapenos with your bare hands, drive to Aldi’s and then touch your eye before offering to take someone’s cart. I bet you’ll also get to keep the quarter.

Have you had any weird experiences during this crazy event? I’d love to hear them.

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