clemencia2us wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Did i hear this right - Chicago is going to close bars and restaurants for two weeks now?
Yep. You can still get drive-thru, delivery, and curbside pickup.
Today for lunch TWELVE members of my family went out to eat at the Chinese restaurant to celebrate my BIL's 51st birthday. My BIL who DIED ten years ago and a friend saved his life with CPR on the floor of Mc Donalds. He has a defibrillator. AND my other sister and nephew who are diabetics. Everyone else can get sick or carry the virus, too. (Chinese has nothing to do with it, I just mention it because you're very likely to be sharing food and plates at a Chinese restaurant.)
My sister thought this was an improvement over her original plan to have SIXTEEN people meet at a Chinese BUFFET restaurant down in Springfield, which has two cases of the virus.
I did not go, and my sister was understanding, but very disappointed (WHAT?!)
My sister who planned this surprise lunch for her husband is a school bus attendant, and schools are closed for two weeks starting Tuesday. So in addition to all my sisters and I talking about this and sharing information on facebook (including my sister in London), she KNOWS this is serious because the schools are closing, and she's a bus aide. I explained to her last week that her husband's heart problems and her diabetic son are at high risk. The schools were going to close Tuesday, so my sister went to that restaurant knowing she'd be getting on the school bus on Monday. Kids aren't getting the virus, but they are likely able to carry it on their persons.
Shortly after the lunch, the city also cancelled school for Monday.
And then the the governor shut down all restaurants and bars, LOL
AND...I'm getting long, here, lol
I was standing on my porch this afternoon, thinking about whether I'd skip voting on Tuesday, when I got to talking to my neighbor, Marilyn (she was on her own porch, lol) and she was telling me about all the shopping she's been doing for the last three days, and the three restaurants she went to. "I'm not worried about this virus....I haven't had the flu in YEARS!" And I think she's 70 years old.
MARILYN IS THE SCHOOL BUS DRIVER. My sister is the aide on her bus. At this point, school had not yet been cancelled for Monday! So here's my sister and Marilyn, all over the place maybe picking up the virus to give to each other and sprinkle it all over the kids.
And here is the punchline.......Marilyn is the voting place worker who always hands me my ballot and pen. !!! So, I am NOT voting on Tuesday, LOL The ballot is Bernie/Biden, Illinois will go to Biden so my vote won't matter either way. Others are "People Who Always Win", and uncontested. Also a vote on whether to raise sales tax to pay to restore the still in use historic courthouse downtown. I'd vote yes, but this town votes no on everything.
ALSO....during the week I pick up my diabetic nephew from his bakery job downtown and give him a ride home. My sister is on the bus at 3 when he gets done, so otherwise he has to wait 40 minutes. I was wary of picking him up on Monday, since he works with people all day and had been at the restaurant.
But now school is cancelled so I don't have to pick him up.
Sheesh.......Chinese restaurant, voting, driving my nephew...........I'M DODGING BULLETS LEFT AND RIGHT!!!