Hi Romantic Thief,
You are welcome. It's the least I can do. Each person is heavily impacted by Covid 19. It has hit everyone and everything hard. Coles sent us an email saying pensioners, people on Newstart, veterans etc are opening it's doors between the hours of 7am and 8am Monday, Wednesday and Friday for that hour for those people only. I am in that bracket so I am going to do that now and hopefully can get some stuff I'm not getting.
As for how I've been coping, I have not been at all. I have only just realised in the last few days how it's impacted on me overall. It was so unprecedented and it all happened so fast I had no time to even keep up with massive change in short time frames. For a person who tries to deal with change as best I can it was too much and very rapid.
Looking at some of the actions a large majority of Australians took with the panic buying and the major repercussions that has had still makes me feel angry. I see the majority of Australia now as selfish, thoughtless and counter productive. It wasn't just the panic buying it was doomand gloom from the get go like the whole of Australia was suddenly going to be in lock down. You also see this behaviour when new items or big sales are about to happen. Hoards of people, people even camping out the front of stores. I see all of it as completely unnecessary and I can see the major devastating effect it has had. Now given that I would hope but am doubtful that Australians will reflect on their choices and do better next time. There is going to be a next time. It's not government that should be looked at, it is also largely us as individual people. A lot of things were absolutely unnecessary.
Some things I agree with, others I do not. Restricting travel for a short time. Fine and understandable. Closing our borders, no I don't agree.
Stopping groups from running all together, no I don't agree. (This has had a major impact on me)
The media asking dumb questions as usual about setting up a 1300 number to dob in a neighbour seen not doing the right thing. Stupidity abound and completely disagree. Security measures, security guards out front of stores? What for,excuse me mam, you have too many rolls of toilet paper,I'm going to ask you to only take the alloted amount per customer.
Australia may or may not be resilient, the clean up I shudder to think. Extremely disappointed in Australia.