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Old 05-02-2020, 09:38 PM
 
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Lol - I know. I’m still trying to figure out how glasses and eye exams didn't make the original essential services cut. Our neighbor broke his glasses and had to go to Tennessee to get a new pair. I understand they are one of things that got to open this week.
How ridiculous is that, liquor stores being called 'essential' but eyeglass stores...Nah, we can close them down!!
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Old 05-13-2020, 02:48 PM
 
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Mrcreek.....you're stressin too much...honestly. Just try to chill out a little. You're well, enjoy it.


Thanks - been "enjoying" a short time away from C-D (my own choice, I wasn't suspended, just got busy with other stuff), so just saw this. While it's true I miss a lot of my usual spring and planned summer activities, I think I'm doing a pretty good job of staying content and very thankful for what I have: reasonable health, many in-touch via phone and Internet good neighbors (well, I do see and talk with them in person still, just from a safe distance), friends and family members, widespread hobbies and lots of books, internet access and continual discovery of new interesting topics and sites, and so on.

When I say I missed something, or even a lot of somethings, I'm not complaining. I do miss them, but I also understand the need to shut things down for a while, and I am living very comfortably while finding new, safer ways of doing ordinary things.

So, no serious complaints from me, though I am disappointed at the probable lack of any safe way for me to travel much this coming summer, even if things do open up somewhat, as I am in two high risk categories, and am advised by my doctors to hunker down until conditions permit me to venture out more. Got my eye on mid-July right now - time will tell!

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Old 05-13-2020, 02:54 PM
 
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How ridiculous is that, liquor stores being called 'essential' but eyeglass stores...Nah, we can close them down!!
Liquor stores don't involve any personal touching. Eyeglass stores do require it.

As much woe as their product causes, there was a reason liquor stores remained open, or so I was told. People who are extreme alcoholics can kill themselves if they suddenly go cold turkey. They have to be tapered off alcohol, ideally while under medical supervision:"drying out".

Since it was first thought that all hospitals were going to be overwhelmed with critically ill people with COVID-19 and that medical staff would be redirected to deal with those who were extremely ill from COVID-19, the decision was made to keep liquor stores open, just as all elective surgery was cancelled - basically prioritizing who would be able to get treatment if hospitals were overwhelmed.

Of course, now hospitals are having to deal with those who drank bleach, not alcohol...
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