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It’s not shocking to observe that the events of the past 10 months would have a cumulative effect. I’ve said for months that when all this is over, we’ll be dealing with a large part of the population suffering from PTSD.
I was wrong. I didn’t have to wait til it’s over. And for the record, I don’t think we’ve hit bottom yet. Not by a long shot.
It’s getting tougher and tougher for me to get the equipment my customers need in any sort of reasonable time frame. Which makes it tougher and tougher for them to earn a living. Almost to a one, my customers have been patient and understanding. But I just suffered a tirade from someone who has been waiting since the summer for a tool that is now sitting on a ship off the coast of SoCal. And I have no idea when that ship will dock, when the items will be unloaded, and when the item will be available to ship. He swore (not at me), then I swore (not at him). Let’s just say “COVID” now has a few preceding words that will be forever attached to it.
For my friends who are business owners, it’s getting tougher and tougher to find workers. “My wife was exposed to COVID” is heard so often it’s hard not to think it’s now a vacation excuse.
Everyday experiences are now riddled with stress. And stressful situations, like flying, sound so awful that I automatically start to craft an excuse whenever the subject comes up.
And my proof that the end times are nigh?
Last week I saw a Trader Joe’s employee be rude to a customer.Published in