Mmmm, salt!

Do you think the cats recognize Edsel as a different species, or do they think he’s just Favorite Cat, who gets treats after he does tricks and gets to sleep in the room with me while they’re relegated to the chairs, couches, three cat beds or the unused condo all night?

In unrelated news, today marks 100 days that I’ve been home. It must be nice to watch my mental decline.

Yesterday I had to drive through the pharmacy window. Not literally. That might have made the news before I got here. I mean I drove to the drive-up window to, as Mick Jagger would say, get my prescription filled.

When my pharmacy tech, who was wearing his mask wrong (nose out) (points at germs>>those out), went to retrieve my pills, my dolls, I stared longingly past his station to the store itself. When was the last time I was physically in there? More than 100 days ago, that’s for sure. I dearly wanted to just wander the aisles of CVS, which is really sad.

When I lived in TinyTown, I remember one of the women—and they were all so lovely and sort of highfalutin’ Southern women—telling me she spent one whole afternoon just wandering the aisles of the drug store, just looking at everything to pass the time. And I thought, “That is the most depressing story I’ve ever heard.”

Now I’d LOVE to do that.

Anyway.

As I type this, I notice how bothered I am by my hand soap. My mother loaded me up with not one but TWO backups of liquid soap for the bathroom sink when she was here, a thing I never do. I don’t buy backups. I don’t have backup singers and I don’t have backup products. Although I could really use a good couple of backup singers just to prove my point sometimes.

{she’s home} {wooo wooo!}

Anyway she got me two Soft Soaps in some unoffensive scent, and I’ve used up one of them because who washes her hands 47 times a day like a surgeon?

{cleaning her hands. wooo wooo!}

I like how my backup singers have automatically become Pips instead of like some rapper saying, “Yeah” all the time.

I was perusing the online shopping the other day for more hand sanitizer, and you could EAT off my hands at this point. You know you you can go into those petting zoos and pay extra for the little cones of pellets for the goats or what have you? Right now those goats would not think twice, behind their slitty eyes and into their slitty goat brains, about if my hands were clean.

Get pellets from cleen la-a-a-a-a-deeeee.

{Oh, she’s goat speakin’}

{wooo wooo!}

{yeah yeah}

Anyway in order to justify the shipping costs from Bed Bag and Behind, as Faithful Reader Paula calls it and apparently I’m obsessed with her this week, I also ordered liquid soap even though I already have a backup, and see above. See riveting above.

I was so excited to try out my new scents from Bed Bag and Behind, so once the first Soft Soap was used up, instead of getting the next Soft Soap, I went rogue and got the Sea Salt and Lime in my cupboard.

I’ve been home 100 days.

My tiles look perfectly clean in real life, and when I take a photo of my potato-chip-flavored soap they look disgusting.

Anyway why do I keep thinking “salt” is going to be a scent I’ll like? Mmmmm, salt! That’ll smell delicious! Lemme go sniff m’Morton’s in anticipation.

Actually, it’s not the salt that’s bothering me; it’s the lime. It’s so limey. So now whenever I wash my hands and then after I’m off doing something (at home), I’ll be all, What smells cab driver?

…I want you to know I just got up and Scrubbing Bubbled those tiles. Bothered me.

I really don’t have much else to tell you, because I get up at home, go to the living room or den and work at home, work out at home, eat at home and then go to bed at, yes, home. It doesn’t make for riveting blog fodder. Pandemics: They attack your blog.

Homily,
June

97 thoughts on “Mmmm, salt!

  1. Most importantly! I loved your backup singers. I admit to having moments of imagining a Greek chorus behind me making appropriate noises.

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  2. I tried to click Like on more comments than ever before and none of them would take. So everybody consider that you got a like. Unless you think 100,000 and counting is not serious. I did not like that.
    I was picking up food at a restaurant last Sunday (wearing a mask) and two unmasked people came out of the restaurant, walked by me and glared at me. Glared at me! 3 months ago they probably would have walked by and smiled and mentioned they just had the best salsa in the city.

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    1. I am definitely not anonymous, as you all well know. That is me. PJ. WordPress doesn’t like me again today. Probably because I wear a mask if I have to go out in public.

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    2. I have had the problem of my “likes” not registering here for months. It drove me crazy. Here is the solution. You have to go into your browser settings. I use Chrome. You have to check your settings for cookies and allow third party cookies to be saved. I hope this helps.

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  3. Edsel is not “just” anything. He’s King Shit right now and he deserves his days in the sun. I wish there was another word for that caca word up there but there isn’t so I will accept being base and vile.
    Erupted in laughter at “What smells cab driver?” I told you a couple of years ago about being at a hotel and they had painted the trim around the elevator and as I was waiting for the elevator my mind exclaimed, “What smells paint?” Of course that cracked me up as I remembered your post and I started to laugh and then people came up beside me and I couldn’t stop laughing as we got in the elevator and I shook-laughed all the way to my floor and got out embarrassed.

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  4. As I have mentioned before on this here blog, that store is lovingly called Bed, Bath and Beyoncé!

    So many viewpoints on staying home and going out. I live in an urban/dense area of a huge city. I get everything delivered and only eat food cooked at home. I rarely leave home. If I lived in a rural area where my nearest neighbor lived 22 miles away on the next ranch, I might feel differently, but I would hope that I would be enormously generous to the feelings of my fellow Texans who live in cities and prefer not to contract a deadly virus that could overwhelm a big city in a matter of days. Boom.
    I’m a school administrator and tryna figure out HOW to reopen my school makes my head hurty. The 40ish pages of single-spaced new regulations and guidelines might be the source of my hurty head. Oy!

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  5. Pet peeve here: wth is “salt” scent? Salt doesn’t HAVE a scent! Everyone talks about the salty smell of ocean air, but come on. You’re smelling seaweed and fish. Salt itself doesn’t smell like anything. Stick your nose in a box of Morton’s and what do you smell? (Don’t sniff too hard. Ouch.) Even “real” sea salt like Celtic or whatever doesn’t smell like salt. It might have a slight scent of the clay residue that is hanging around, making the salt gray.
    Salt as a fragrance is a LIE.
    I mean, I think.

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      1. Useless facts. Almost all cheap scents are made using esters. These are compounds made in a laboratory or industrial chemical warehouse which simulate most fruity or citrusy compounds.

        It’s actually very hard get right the right proportions which is why you get that feeling

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  6. oh ok got that answered – about the likes! I had to push that button about the cookies! Oh I do like cookies ha ha

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  7. Hey – well one thing first – why when I click on the star for “like”does it just go away and my like doesn’t get counted? darn.
    I had a medical issue and
    spent several hours in the ER last Saturday. I was in sheer terror – and I have not left my house since then. It was an episode of cellulitis in my legs – good grief. My PCP ignored me – so had to go… I agree with all of you about this virus thing – those that know it is not BS. Hey – I hear these folks complaining about their face breaking out – so I am thinking, what if your butt breaks out? Maybe go around with no pants? Come on – we need to be careful. And I love lavender everything. Your tiles look fine June! I never buy any bar soap – not since Marley ate a whole bar and pooped bubbles for a few days…

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  8. I’m a 67 year old rebel I guess. I had enough of this blown out of proportion “epidemic” “plague” bs 2 weeks ago and got out. Went out to eat Mexican food since the restaurants were open. Went into Walmart to shop instead of grocery pick up that I had done for 9 weeks. It has been awesome. I live in rural Texas and we have not had one single case of the “virus”, so why in hell do I need to carry on this charade? Now you all can be pissed with me. And why do people feel the need to wash their hands 300 times a day if they never leave their house and no-one is coming in? Do you think the virus is floating in the air that will sneak inside when you open your door to check your mail? People need to get a grip.

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    1. I guess by “people” you mean me, and I am immunocompromised. I don’t have a spleen. Why don’t you look that up on some reputable medical sites and see what that means for me should I get this virus.

      So I wash my hands when the mail comes, when packages come, when groceries come, when I go outside and touch the doorknob the mailman touched, or the fence gate my lawn guy touches. I also wash my hands after taking the dog for a walk or going to the bank or pharmacy or post office. If 100,000 dead people in my country makes me a big nut who believes “this BS,” I’ll take it. Let’s see who’s healthy in the next few months.

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      1. I’m also a “people” who is immunocompromised. I find it hard to believe people are stupid enough to think the whole world is in on a Democratic hoax. It has to be a special kind of stupid.

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    2. People are dying. Just because it doesn’t happen to be your arrogant rural Texan ass doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

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      1. And it probably IS happening. I know at least three families here who had terrible coughs, fevers and exhaustion who never got tested cause they couldn’t.

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    3. What do you care how many times anyone washes their hands? Stop spreading your negativity and mean attitude, I feel sorry for anyone the feels the need to troll someone online to bring some excitement to their pathetic life.

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    4. Well, your rights *are* the most important, clearly.

      My close friend just saw her mother die last Friday from “the virus” draped in plastic & masks. Hadn’t been able to see her in person for months.

      My next door neighbor spent all of last year being treated for breast cancer. Since she couldn’t work, she didn’t accumulate enough in her account to receive unemployment assistance. She’s terrified of getting “the virus” and barely can leave her house.

      I am in the age group (60+) to be careful about “the virus” as well. I’ve had tuberculosis exposure and treatment (lungs), so I’m vulnerable to “the virus.” I had a very serious case of whooping cough (lungs) as an adult, so now I’m vulnerable to “the virus.”

      But, I’m really happy that you’ve been able to hit Walmart and have a beer with your enchilada.

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      1. I think the easier, softer way to deal with this horrible thing going on is to convince yourself you have “rights” or that this thing isn’t real, or as real as it really is. That’s the way to cushion how awful it is. In some ways I have sympathy, except it could literally kill people to live in this dream world. That’s my only problem, there, is the dead or very ill people it leaves in its wake.

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    5. Why so many “quotation marks” about this situation? 100,000 people have died in America, have some damn respect for them, and for those who will join them due to the selfish behavior of people (like you I guess?) who refuse to help protect the vulnerable. Grow up.

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    6. You are an annoying troll I guess and if you truly believe what you are saying while hiding behind your anonymity please go fuck yourself! I hope June doesn’t mind my profanity but it’s obvious this group is not for you…

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    7. I started to unload on here but decided against it. I have learned you cant fix stupid. So you be you. Go out do your thing and I hope and pray no one you love gets this Very REAL virus that kills people in a horrible manner.

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    8. 1st: why the hostile quotes? Do you not believe a virus that can be tested and confirmed is actually a virus? That does not reflect well on you. 2nd: More and more scientists are finding evidence that the virus may be airborne. So, maybe it is floating in the air.

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    9. I will chalk your comment up to the stress this epidemic has caused. Everyone has their breaking point and I think you have reached yours. If you must go out, please be sure to wear a mask. Not for yourself but for others who may be high risk. It is an act of kindness to do so. We have to give up some of our comforts for the good of society as a whole.

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  9. I would totally do a June Happy Hour with you guys. I just need a heads up so I can like, shower and put on a bra and stuff.
    Thank you June, for continuing to keep us all entertained through all of this. It is so appreciated.

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  10. I have discovered a lavender and chamomile flavored lotion from Aveeno that I love! I slather that stuff on at night and sleep like a log. Plus it is keeping my feet from becoming too crusty without a pedicure every 4 weeks.

    Not sure when I will be comfortable eating out again. I did go to Panera for take out and eat at a park yesterday which was so relaxing and got me outside for a change. But eating in a restaurant is not something I want to do right now. We have patronized our favorite local pizza place several times but other than that have eaten at home. We take turns cooking which really helps. I’ve made a couple of new recipes but mostly it has been tried and true comfort foods. Lots of soup and red beans and rice with sausage at first but now that it is heating up I’m trying to go more towards salads and fresh vegetables. I’ve actually lost weight during the pandemic since we are not eating out as much and I’ve tried to keep fruit in the house as snacks instead of junk.

    Funny as always June! And no, Edsel is not sick of you. He is your number one fan!

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  11. No eucalyptus ever, at all, nada. Immediately clogs my sinuses, kind of like the old incense from college days. My favorite is Method’s Pink Grapefruit. I like citrus or berry flavors. That’s it. Skip the others for simplicity.

    I hit the wall about a week ago, and am struggling. I also have some friends that are acting all cowboy-like, get-the-show-on-the-road, etc. I am not. I try to do strategic take-out, along with the grocery store and Walgreens. Phone calls, and video with friends and groups help, but I miss the in-person stuff. I hope we can do our June book club in person, sitting in some giant circle in the park, staying safe.

    And now my community is on fire (literally), and so very, very broken. It’s a sad time in life right now.

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      1. I would *absolutely* do it. Yes!!!! Last week I had a ‘Roomie Zoomie’ outing with the freshman roommates. Very fun, and I felt uplifted afterwards.

        I’m open any weeknight or Saturday/Sunday afternoons or evenings. Pretty much everything works time-wise, as I’m laid off. We’ve done FB Messenger with the book club. I also do Skype weekly for crafting.

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  12. I am mentally singing “Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? It’s June, girl, and you should know it…”
    We are entering the ‘restaurants can open with restrictions’ phase of the lockdown, but I’m not ready to sit anywhere near strangers yet. I feel so bad for restaurant owners in particular, because their business plan does not allow for a profit with a half-full restaurant but they have to open anyway because they need to be in business and some customers will want to come in and how do you staff for that? Also, our city indoor pool is rumored to be opening in June and as badly as I want to be in my aqua fitness class, I can’t imagine how they will keep a locker room sanitized. Strange days indeed.
    Thank you for this bit of normalcy by maintaining your blog. You are the best.

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  13. Why would you put salt in soap????? I have cuts on my hand and can’t imagine ever wanting soap with salt in it. My hands hurt just thinking about it.

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  14. Your funny certainly hasn’t declined. Hilarious post. The cats probably could care less. If the CVS in GSO is like my CVS, you would be greatly disappointed because most of the shelves are empty in mine. It looks like Russia. I’ve been inside several times since March 13th. Just this week my husband was “educating” me on what type of soft/liquid soap we needed to be using. He told me we need unscented (I always buy unscented because of my reaction to most scents), where has he been. However, I do love Evelyn and Crabtree or is it Crabtree and Evelyn, anyway, their Gardeners Hand Soap and Hand Cream. It’s lovely and the hand cream is the best I’ve found. I had been buying that at Marshalls and have a rather large supply on hand. I needed liquid soap for the bathroom and couldn’t find what I wanted at Sam’s, the big half-gallon jugs of soap, but at the grocery store I found a bag (refill) of Method Sea Minerals Gel, since that was the only thing in stock I decided to try it. It’s okay, the scent hasn’t bothered me. I was in Walmart earlier in the week, which I hate but they have a few things we needed, and there was no unscented soft/liquid soap in the 32 oz. container. I don’t want a bunch of the 8 oz. bottles. Picky, I know. I don’t use hand sanitizer at home, but have always had a supply of that in my car and/or on my person when I’m away from home. So, these guidelines from the CDS are not new for me and I’ve never liked being in a crowd, so I’m just fine with the social distancing. But. My husband is driving me crazy, he needs a leash so I can keep him the proper distance away from people. He’s the social butterfly in our family. When I was working I made it my business to make sure we had liquid soap in the women’s restroom so I could wash my hands properly and I never, ever, ever toughed the door handle without covering it with a paper towel. Do you think I’m a bit paranoid about the germs? Do you know how many times I’ve used your reference to Howard Hughes without the cash…a lot.
    Tee

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    1. I recently discovered that Evelyn lotion when I snagged it from a nice hotel on a work trip and I LOVE it. Glad to know Marshalls has it, I looked into ordering it online but it was too spendy for my cheap arse.

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    2. I have been weird about germs forever. I think it was my second or third year of teaching when a teenage student had a physical and the doctor told him to wash someplace I don’t believe he’d ever washed. The physical was for a school thing and the paraprofessional had taken him. She was appalled at what the doctor said and I have been appalled ever since. That was in the mid seventies. Ever after, if a kid touched my pencil it then belonged to him/her. This was before sanitizer but I went through the Wet Wipes like nobodies business (as teachers can hardly ever leave their rooms for bathroom breaks). I never touch a doorknob in a public place and have other paranoid behaviors but I’m rarely sick!

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    3. That Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Cream is the very best! They also make a scrub that will take off all that dried, bumpy crud that has accumulated from washing hands 8 trillion times each day. Love it.

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  15. Here I am again, trying new things, but…is it still a “new thing”, if I’ve done it before? Hmm. My hand soap has gone from lemons, to…cotton candy, so now we all smell perpetually carnival like.
    I live in Ft. Lauderdale, and while we are supposed to be opening up again(the beaches have just opened), it seems that either people are rushing about haphazardly anxious to shop/eat, or they are staying home not wanting to be the first out(no middle of the road down here).

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  16. I’m an unscented-Soft-Soap kind of girl. Not sure about the Sweaty Cab Driver scent or the Sweat and Cocoa Butter, but ohhhh to smell the ocean breeze in real life. Wonder when that will ever happen again.

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  17. I only recently started buying backups of hand soap , shower soap and shampoo since this pandemic started. I did not used to have a fully stocked pantry, either. I don’t mean like I had one can of soup each week, but like, I never had several jars of spaghetti sauce, several boxes of pasta, extra jars of mayo, ketchup, things like that. Now I have those things because the stores and people were all panicky. I didn’t want to be panicky, but I felt that I needed to buy some stuff if it REALLY did not come back to the store. With all the empty shelves it was hard not to feel that way. But now I think I will shop that way going forward because it’s just more convenient and I have a nice large pantry so space is available.

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    1. I know. This is the first time in my life my freezer has, like, stuff piled on top of each other. Before it was a couple ice masks for migraine and coffee.

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  18. I ventured out over the weekend to my sister-in-laws for outside card playing…. yes I have thought of how passing back cards is giving us all the COVID and I was a bit of a nervous nelly and now the countdown has started again. Here in Western NY state it seems people are getting back out there even though not much is open yet but the weather has brought people out as our good weather is only here for a very limited time. I have asked friends who are managers what is going to happen when people say they aren’t comfortable coming back to work and if work has been getting done remotely, why make people come back? I mean let the people who want to go back but if you have been able to get things done just leave people be. This is easy for me to say as I already work from home the majority of the time. But I don’t think I will be comfortable in a setting with a lot of people until there is a vaccine.

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  19. Oddly enough I have backup singers in MY head, too. Sometimes they are like choir ladies who yell out “yaaaas JESUS!” when things are really going good.

    ANYWAY. Serious, non-political, I really really want to know what people think question – now that states are “re-opening” when will people feel safe to return to their usual activities? We have huge debates here in IL because we are on permanent lockdown thanks to our governor THE KING, but WI, which is a hop skip and a jump away is open. But I really do wonder – what exactly are the signs people are looking for to let them know that daily life is back on the schedule?

    We also have a similar conversation going on at work – we’ve been told we need to be back at our desks next Monday (with lots of precautions and restrictions and whatnot) and we have some people who are protesting. (For context – I work in a school. Students are done for the year. Building has been devoid of human life since March 13 – save a handful of admin and our maintenance staff who are cleaning cleaning cleaning. Also for context – zero cases of COVID in our district of 3000 students, 400 employees, all the associated families. We are definitely not a COVID hotspot.) We’ve been paid to work from home all these weeks (thank you taxpayers) but the end of the school year means lots of things that need doing in the building. I don’t know how admin will handle it – I’m just curious what people think would be the right response to someone who says they are too afraid to come to work?

    Thank you for participating in my poll. Your name will be entered to win a prize that June will NEVER send you!

    And now I’m craving a margarita…

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    1. Just because your district doesn’t have anyone who *tested* positive for covid19 doesn’t mean that *no one* has the virus. It just means that no one with the virus was tested. They may not have had symptoms that fell under the early testing guidelines when the only people being tested were those who showed up at hospitals with severe symptoms. Also, instead of calling your governor a tyrant and a king, how about thanking him for keeping you safe because the stay at home orders obviously worked to keep cases down in your area? Have a bit of sympathy for those people who have had loved ones die even if you personally don’t know anyone.

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    2. As a small business owner, I would tell them that I totally understand their reluctance to come back to work, but I have to serve our customers also. I would probably give them 2 more weeks paid to decide but after that I need to move on. It sounds heartless, but what is the alternative? In NY we are barely in Phase 1. For me, going into a crowded bar or restaurant is Definetly not in my near future

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    3. I’m in Northern California, we have about 500K in our county, we’re at 530 cases and sadly 4 deaths. 250 of those cases were in the past 2 weeks since testing went up and restrictions loosened a bit and we’re surrounded by the hot spots in the state. People are literally all pitchforks & torches demanding that we reopen immediately, civil liberties being trampled, the Dems have created this entire hoax, the county health officer is holding us hostage, it’s only as bad as the flu……blah blah blah. It’s exhausting and frustrating as some of the loudest critics are longtime friends. Zero common sense or deductive reasoning – our tight lockdown has kept the spread and the numbers low. It’s disheartening all the mask shaming (if you wear a mask you’re giving in to the control and you’re scared & weak) and politicizing that is happening (lord help us thru the next 5 months as the shit show gears up for the election). I’ve worked from home for 10 years, my husband has an essential job, so I fully realize we’re in a very lucky position financially with fully stocked freezer and back up laden pantry……but I’m scared to death to go to the store (besides my 6am once every 10 days trip) or eat at a restaurant anytime soon. Until we have a vaccine, we’ll continue to wear masks, have a regular affair with the Amazon & UPS guy, social distance and marinate in Clorox & hand sanitizer regularly.

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      1. My county is rural, has less than 100k residents and we have almost 50 deaths. Also my state is almost last in testing… which means it is almost impossible to get a test. So any numbers state cites? They’re undercounting the true number of cases and deaths. And yup, we are open! You can come on down & get that mani pedi if you like your odds of a virus that attacks kidneys, hearts, lungs, nervous system, etc. No thank you myself. Would you like a permanent neurological condition that doctors have never seen before? I would thank Jesus if my state had officials who cared enough about average people to protect them. Look this is real shit. We will not achieve herd immunity in 2020 (Source: Johns Hopkins). Vaccine, treatments will take time if ever. Also? We have no organized support. Health officials have no support. I know a medical professional who is given one N95 mask per week and treats people in their houses. Insane. So in the face of all this awful reality where we are lone lambs unprotected by those who took oaths to protect us (not just rich friends but alll of us)? Maybe chill out if someone doesn’t want to return to work. Maybe extend them support & kindness & understanding.

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          1. Not Lisa, I think you should come back. You asked a question, and you didn’t say it was a hoax! I think people TOLD to go back to work should have a chance to discuss with whoever’s making decisions—tell them, say, that you don’t have a spleen, or you live with grandmothers, or you’re scared. And wearing a mask is a sign that you want to be considerate and stay 6 feet away and whatnot, in case someone near you is nervous.

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            1. Weird: my post jumped out before I’d finished. I was going to add, that’s my half-thought-out entry for your poll—do I win anything that I won’t get?

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    4. We live in a place where the case numbers haven’t been super high. Our governor opened things up quite a bit, and I think the bulk of his plan is that in all cases people have to be able to stay six feet away and should wear masks, things should be re-sanitized often. So you can open your gym or whatever but you have to be able to comply with guidelines. I feel like he really thought things through, and I would feel great about going back out with those guidelines. However we have that cowboy contingent that feels mask wearing is part of the whole conspiracy and they make a lot of noise on Facebook etc. So yeah. The dummys go out with no masks, don’t respect distance, etc. . When taking to my sisters and friends we have figured out that certain types of the day and certain businesses seem to attract the thoughtful crowd, others the ‘merican crowd.

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  20. Haha! My former co-worker used to call it “Bed Bag and Behind” and IT KILLED ME. I loved how she butchered things. My current co-worker rips the hell out of “annuity,” but she’s dumber than she is cute. (“an-oo-it-tit-titty”)

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    1. I just got through my bottle of “Beach” scent. What is that? A mixture of sweat, sea water and coco butter? That was way too much for my very sensitive nose. But I’m cheap, so I kept using it. Now onto “Gardenia” which also won’t smell right, but whatevs.
      Have you seen SGN (Some Good News) on youtube? It’s great. John Krasinski seems like a genuinely good person. That should keep you busy for a bit.
      I mostly only go out now to walk in my neighborhood. A big day is driving to the bank or picking up paint. I miss seeing people and feeling normal. Why did I take that for granted? And if anyone says “new normal” or “unprecedented times” to me again I will punch them in their cooter. From 6 feet away.

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      1. I didn’t mean this as a reply, Paula. I think I was going to comment that I was bitter that June never obsesses over me, but changed my mind because petty isn’t pretty. BUT, I never moved off you (because who would), so you’re stuck with my non-reply reply. Now I’M obsessing over you.

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        1. You know what? After all that? If you look at the bottle and not the disgusting tile, the soap came from Bath & Body Works, not Bed Bag and Behind.

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          1. We knew what you meant. We are currently using BBW Turquoise Waters, having just switched from Crisp Morning Air. And YES I do choose the soaps based on what matches the room they will be in as well as the fragrance. Don’t start with me.

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          2. I threw up once in a B&BW because of the smell of some incense they were burning. I showed them! Do you remember being subjected to burning incense in stores or am I just that old?

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            1. I remember incense. A guy sold it in the El (elevated train) station in Philly (Market Frankford line) yelling out like a carnival barker, “IN-CENT on a stick, one dolla, one dolla, one dolla.” My friend will still say it. She had to hear it every morning for seven years.

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          3. And I was just now, in the afternoon, coming to say you guys all have the various Baths, Beds, Bodyworks mixed up. But I see you realized that. Good thing I read the comments.

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      2. LOVED S.G.N. but just read John sold concept to CBS for an insane amount of money and will only produce going forward. THAT made me sad

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  21. I say someone who can sing really well could sing the phone book and I would listen because they are such a good vocalist.
    I would read you if you wrote the phone book.
    You make everything interesting , even what may seem as the most mundane thing.
    Edsel will never be sick of you . You are his idol.

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      1. I am always fascinated by the awesome smelling soft soaps at other people’s houses. Do they only take it out for company or do they always smell that good? I buy the huge softsoap refill. Unscented. I am hesitant to spend $ on soap that might be over the top fragrant or just icky, also 8 sets of hands- need to go big, economy size ie unscented. I aspire to be someone with great smelling soap.

        I absolutely hate washing hands in public restrooms- especially rest stops. That pink, commercial crap smells awful and makes me want to gag.

        I love the idea that the cats think Edsel is the king with special perks, but possibly the same species as them. Quite likely, I suppose.

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        1. That pink crap is horrible for my eczema beleaguered hands. I buy the big Milk & Honey refill, Great Valu (Walmart brand) if I can get it, otherwise Soft Soap. I spend my money on Beekman 1801 goatmilk soaps bought on QVC when they have a sale. They bring baby goats on the show too! Major SQUEE.

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  22. I can’t use soaps with a scent, unless its lavender.. and then I just want to go to sleep after washing my hands.

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      1. #belikePam (it’s a hastag a friend created for me, on FB, bc I am most often drinking there, or using F liberally. Like salt, you might say… full circle.)
        You’re welcome 🙂

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