The governor of Texas recently eased up the lockdown restrictions, saying that it was okay to return to grocery stores and restaurants, as longs as everyone played nice and played by the rules.
He doesn’t know Texans very well.
We are nice to a fault … but play by the rules? That’s not in our DNA. We are inherently distrustful of “big gub’mint” and when told not to do something, are liable to act like Yosemite Sam being one-upped by Bugs Bunny.
Anyway, what better way to celebrate the reinstatement of the Bill of Rights (and portions of the Magna Carta) than to go do a little grocery shopping?
Oddly enough, I very much dislike grocery shopping.
Actually, it’s not the grocery shopping I dislike, it’s being out in crowds. However, I was that way BEFORE the lockdown. I was a man ahead of my time. I had agoraphobia before it was fashionable.
Anyway, it was nice getting out to the store and to resume some semblance of normalcy.
It was nice seeing that the shelves are no longer empty.
It was nice seeing people NOT panic-buying nonsensical items.
Anyway, the real purpose of this video is not to bore you with an account of my trip to the grocery store today. No, it is more insidious than that. It is to slip another ear worm video into your shell-like ear.
I stumbled across the video below last week and thought it very apropos of the current crisis of common sense we seem to be going through. It was made in a wiser, more innocent time (i.e. 2018). And seeing it now through the lens of worldwide panic, it is extra comical.
And besides, when I posted some videos last week of my new favorite YouTube group, Alpenzusjes, my readership numbers fell off dramatically (and may have even gone backwards). So I am going to try once again to get you all as addicted to AlpenZusjes as I am. (You can see my other Alpenzusjes post here.)
An Importunate Sequins of Intents
Happy Return-to-Normalcy day!