How has your life changed?
Here is my story. Please tell me yours.
I woke up last Sunday and loaded my semi with food, water, sanitizer, disinfectant. I was sent 800 miles to Virginia to bring food supplies. Along the way I soon realized my life was going to be a little different. My 1st stop at a truck stop for fuel was quite interesting. All restaurants associated with the truck stops are now closed. The fast food options remain open, but its all "To Go". First thing I noticed is NOBODY was playing by the rules. Truck drivers roaming inside within 1 foot of each other, NOBODY wearing gloves, and masks? FORGET IT. The people working the counters of the truck stops were not wearing gloves either. After 48 hours and a couple more visits to the truck stops, I realized I will no longer be visiting, other than getting fuel. Which now means, HOW THE HELL AM I GOING TO SHOWER ? I NEED TO STAY GERM FREE OUT HERE! AND I CANT SHOWER? I call my wife and have her order me some bathing wipes so I can now take bird baths in my truck. At one point the Governor of Pennsylvania decided to shut down all rest areas, meaning trucks(THE GUYS WORKING THE SUPPLY LINES HERE IN AMERICA), were no longer allowed to park or use the rest rooms in Pennsylvania. That order was soon changed, as I am guessing MR. Governor realized if he doesn't let the truck drivers park, his shelves of toilet paper will never be replenished, because us drivers might not show up in his state. Anyway, I realize the Governor was just making decisions in a time of pure sadness and insanity. I hold nothing against the Governor or that decision. Its crazy times. I head back to Chicago with a load going to Ohare airport. I WAS HORRIFIED at what was going on at Ohare cargo. NOBODY WEARING GLOVES OR MASKS! Drivers, 10-15 guys at a time all in a small room checking in with office personal who also were NOT WEARING GLOVES. I couldn't get out of there quick enough.
My 3rd trip of the week sent me to NEW YORK( you know the state with the MOST CASES of Corona in the nation). I am now using wet wipes to keep clean. I am thanking the dear lord for allowing me to have enough common sense to have brought enough food to get through the week. I am NOT HAPPY realizing I am still stuck making stops in the morning to get a cup of hot coffee, WHERE NOBODY BEHIND THE COUNTERS ARE WEARING GLOVES!!! FUCK PEOPLE GET WITH IT!!! THIS IS FOR REAL!!!
Anyway, I pick up 44,000 LBS of bottled water to bring back to the Chicagoland area. I will spend 34 hours on break, and by that I mean supplying my truck with more wipes, disinfectant, body wipes, food, water, CHILLED COFFEE since it doesn't look like I can handle getting hot coffee. Then I am bringing 20,000lbs of food goods to Alabama, where like everywhere else the virus is doubling in numbers by the day.
I am in this for the duration. I am needed to bring food, water, and supplies at a time where my country, and the rest of the world is at war. I will provide as long as I am allowed.
I JUST ASK ONE FAVOR
CAN EVERYONE PLEASE JUST PUT ON SOME FUCKING GLOVES!!!!!!!