Grade Your Social Distancing
I had never heard of social distancing before last week, but it is suddenly the most important thing we can do as Americans.
Wednesday was my first day working from home. My goal was to not leave my property, and I did not. To be perfectly honest, it wasn't hard. In fact, I didn't get out of my pajamas until about 4 p.m. and I walked around with "bed head" all day. This from a guy who is usually up, showered and preparing for work by 4 a.m.
Regardless, my goal was to not leave the house, and I didn't. In these times of coronavirus quarantine, you really can't do much better than that. I'd give myself an A.
My daughter spent most of the day socializing outside with our next-door neighbor. The girls sat in the backyard by the firepit chatting. While it was outside, I'd give her a B+ with points deducted because she mingled with an interloper. That is a violation of the current prime directive. Overall, however, not a bad day of quarantine.
My wife took a trip to the grocery store. She made the case that shopping at the grocery store was an approved activity; however, I pointed out that there could have been better planning so that we wouldn't have to go back for at least a few days. I hit her with a C+ because she had to use her finger to punch in the debit card code at the checkout counter.
If she had gone to a non-essential store to shop, that would be considered a D or even an F in my book.
My new goal is to see how many days I can string together without leaving my property. I'm two weeks away from becoming a hermit.