A Day Of Dougie:
God is Great, Beer Is Good & People Are Crazy
April 18, 2020
Good morning and welcome to the weekend. I have a few minutes to spare before I head out to the work-hole and decided to talk about something I saw yesterday. It falls under the “People are crazy” part of the title. I’ll address each part of the title separately, but the last part will be the meat of the column. And I’ll probably include the video for the song of the same name, performed by Billy Currington too. That song has been playing in my head ever since I woke up and yelled at the cat and I need to get it out. Agony! Agony! So let’s tackle the topics and do this. It’s a new day… of Dougie.
God is Great…
All the time… period. I’m not a very spiritual or religious person by nature, but I do believe. Always have and always will. And that’s all I need to say about that.
Beer Is Good…
I may work in a liquor store, but my adult beverage of choice has almost always been beer. I like Bud Light. I also like Jack Daniels, Crown Royal, and cheap-ass vodka, but if I’m going to drink a few with some friends, it’s a 12-pack of Bud Light to start things off. I liked Natural Light when I was younger and Coors Light is okay, but as I got older, my tastes developed a bit and it’s now that blue can or nothing. And no Corona. I know a lot of people like it, but it’s nasty to me and even had a virus named after it. Drink American Beer! Stay safe.
People Are Crazy…
And now, the reason we have all gathered here today. I’m not sure if crazy is the right word though or just maybe “dumb-ass”. Here’s the deal. We had a woman come into our store yesterday. She’s a regular and nice enough although, to be honest, she’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. She comes into the store and my coworker makes small talk and asks her if she’s working today. She works at a local retail establishment that I will not name due to wanting to cover my ass, but I often refer to it as “hell”. What’s the deal with those shopping carts lined up and only one way in? It’s like a cheap-ass night club from the ’70s and you can’t get in if you’re not on the list. Studio Wally or something like that. It’s just a pain in the ass to have to walk around all those carts and I can barely walk anyways. But I’ll get back to that some other day. What was I saying? If you see me in your city, say what’s up my hippy! Big shout out to Mod Sun. Now, back to the story and this woman.
She comes into the store and gets her regular stuff. My coworker makes conversation and asks if she’s “working today?”. No, she’s not working for two weeks. She’s been sent home and is on quarantine. What the hell? She’s supposed to be home and on quarantine, but she’s out and about at the liquor store getting herself a bottle. Don’t worry though. She says that she feels okay. Is this woman stupid? She’s out and about and is she does have any kind of infection with the COVID-19, she could be spreading it to everyone she comes in contact with. That’s why they do the whole quarantine thing. And she’s just happy as a lark. Oh vey!
And she’s not the only one. The rules now are social-distancing, keeping six feet away from each other and avoiding large crowds and human contact. And I’m seeing every day carloads of people, five and six crammed into a car, people hugging and kissing their friends and more physical contact than most wrestling matches. No, people aren’t crazy. They’re freakin’ stupid! As in just totally ignorant and absolute dumb-ass.
My coworker quickly backed away from her, sprayed the entire area with Lysol even before she got out of the store and told her to go home. I think we’re good at the store. We’ve been spraying, cleaning, wiping, sanitizing and going absolutely nuts trying to keep the Corona away. But for everything we do, it just takes one person like the woman I was talking about. Yeah, some people are crazy, but others are just plain stupid. Guess where I’d place her?
And there you go. I guess I’m going to close this up, go get some breakfast and head down to the work-hole. I’m so glad that tomorrow is Sunday and a day off. I need it. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions, feel free and drop me a line. Here’s the video from Billy Currington. Enjoy the song, have a great day, support your local Indy wrestling and I’ll see you on the flip side. Take care.