Wowsers the world looks like a totally different place than it did during my last musings post! Things are crazy right now, absolutely crazy! Just two weeks ago we were arguing over what EA needs to do next to make the game interesting and since that time entire countries have been completely shut down, economies decimated. All because of a stupid bat in China. Talk about a butterfly effect…
I know things can be a little scary right now for many of you. Kids are home from school, companies are shut down, folks are working from home, and your 401k took a massive nosedive. I don’t have all the answers for you, and I don’t hold a crystal ball about what the future holds. If I did I would have killed that bat well before it ended up in a Wet Market in China. However, I do have an optimistic perspective. I believe in the American spirit. I believe in the global spirit. I believe this is a great time to put your fingers away (as it relates to pointing them) and come together.
Remember, we’re ALL in this together. No country is getting pounded less than another. Every country is suffering. And it’s no one’s fault. Well, except for a stupid bat in China.
So calm down. Stop hoarding toilet paper. Stop hoarding baby formula. And stop hoarding other items. There is not an issue with the world’s supply chain for toilet paper or groceries or formula. The Corona Virus isn’t in your tap water. And no, despite what you may hear, they’re not going to shut down grocery stores.
Practice a little compassion and buy what you need…but remember there are other people out there who need it too.
Wash your hands. Clean surfaces in your house. If you have underlying health conditions or you’re what they consider “elderly”, stay home. Grocery stores deliver.
Restaurants are closed, but consider getting take-out or delivery from your favorite local place. They’re hurting just as much, if not more than you are.
Things are going to get worse before they get better. But we’re all going to get through this. So take a deep breath and keep reminding yourself, we’re going to get through this.
Personally, I’ve been fairly fortunate. My husband’s office is closed, but he’s working from home. And I’m still going to my office daily. So we’re the lucky ones still getting a paycheck and don’t think we don’t realize that. We’re doing what we can to support local businesses in the safest way possible.
I’m hopeful we’ll all be successful in our efforts to “bend the curve”, and come out of this on the other side soon. And better for it.
That all being said, I get that we’re in this weird world of social distancing. For some, they welcome it…they’ve been practicing for years. For others, it’s difficult to do. Humans, in particular Americans, are social creatures. So it’s certainly a weird world to be in right now. I’m incredibly grateful EA has given us an update for a distraction right now.
I’m going to do my best to bring you to update content, as well as some other things to keep everyone entertained in this period of uncertainty. So keep your eyes (and your browsers) on TSTO Addicts. I’m going to do what I can to entertain and distract you while we all navigate the next few weeks! And to that note, the event Turbo Tappin’ post will be up later today.
I love this community, so stay safe everyone! And wash your darn hands!
Thoughts? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!