Imagine with me for a moment that the world was coming to an end, or that society was saaaay….upside down. Envision people running to and fro crying out that nobody could tell them what to do or how to live, not the government, not a prophet, not God himself, that all that stuff is just madness.
Image that all the while, people failed to stock their shelves with the necessities of life and failed to plan ahead. Imagine they purchased the fruit, but not the fruit tree (and only after the Fudge Rounds were sold out). They bought the bread, but not the flour to make the bread. Imagine that it was like Black Friday every… single… day…, but instead of toys, people were buying toilet paper…and LOTS of it. Not for friends and neighbors, but for themselves. Imagine there was no toilet paper left on earth, as if there were a deadly plague going around. Surely the children of Israel cried out, “Who needs Moses when there is all this toilet paper?!” Not that the world is coming to end or anything. But, lets face it, your life is (sorry fam)…and probably not from the virus that’s making you scoop up all the Scott and Charmin anyway – so stop dwelling on it.
Besides, I’d rather have dish soap. Yeah, yeah, TP can wipe the brown custard like substance off your crack (as well as being a useful fire starter). But dish soap is much easier to store, can wash a virus off my hands, can wash my clothes (not to mention dishes), can ALSO remove the custard like substance from off my crack – and even BETTER than tripple ply Cottonelle (it’s called a shower people), and Dawn does a darned fine job at shining my jewelry… in case the virus DOES kill me (Who doesn’t want to look their best in a casket anyway?)
Today my beloved wife scraped her knees when my lazy dog played dead between her 8.5 minute per mile feet. My thoughts in order were:
1) I hope she’s okay
2) That was embarrassing
3) Life goes on
(Sorry if my stoicism offends you.)
Yes, people are dying all around you from COVID-19, but it doesn’t mean you won’t scrape your knees today. People are dying all around you for a plethora of other reasons too (and having birthdays ruined).
Today, someone is likely to die from a vehicle collision, cancer, heart failure, snake bite, spider bite, shark bite, and even choking on a bagel bite. Someone will fall off a ladder, slam their finger in the car door, loose a finger at the saw mill, and accidentally poop their pants while searching for toilet paper on an empty Walmart shelf. You are not immune from any of them
THE CHALLENGE: Worry about the stuff that matters! Be a responsible citizen, Coronavirus is indeed the “F” word, but don’t stop living your life because others are dying. While you are on lock down, put the Fudge Rounds away and try learning something new – like how to be self sufficient. Maybe try baking a loaf of bread or learn how to grow something edible. Just in case, you know, the world decides to come to an end.