High Temperature: 93F
I lost most of the day to a 2-hour round trip to the dentist, and of course, the hour or so in the chair. Normally I would have expanded the trip to a "big town," but with the annoyances attendant with the Wuhan Flu, "window shopping" has lost its appeal. I didn't even pause for my usual and heretofore eagerly anticipated latte from Sbux. And I'm not sure I will ever buy another one.
It's been an interesting and unexpected side effect of the virus hysteria. I would have expected that we'd be chomping at the bit to get back to the pre-corona normalcy of entering public establishments mask-free and fear-free, but I find I've lost my interest in these kind of activities, and in fact, I've developed an irrational antipathy towards restaurants and stores and coffee shops. The antipathy has nothing to do with fear of getting sick. I can explain it, but it doesn't really matter. Perhaps my point is that humans adapt. Perhaps it is that non-life supporting material things really aren't that important. More likely it is that I am appalled at the ease with which most of us have rolled over and relinquished our freedoms and liberties.