What Could Go Wrong?

Despite the ongoing pandemic, spring break regulars are crowding beaches, bars, and other vacation hotspots along the gulf coast.

Many of them, being 20 somethings and ergo knowing everything, I have heard that people in their 20s always recover, and rarely get sick, from Covid19.

So they cavort about the gulf coast and the south Atlantic, doing what 20 somethings (who can afford to travel to the gulf coast for spring break, which for some reason was never something I or anyone I knew could actually do, and when the hell did this actually become a thing?) on vacation tend to do; hang out in bars, hang out in crowds, and jam together like a colony of penguins.

I saw the footage from Florida, South Padre Island, and New Orleans showing throngs of drunken, loudmouthed, teeming hordes of addlepated bobbleheads. The footage didn’t focus on the bartenders, hotel workers, Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts and retail and hospitality workers in the area, of course. But they will be catching the virus from the throngs of idiots they serve.

And, inevitably, passing it along to their friends, significant others, similes, people in stores – You know, the usual epidemic thing.

And inevitably, the virus will get past to the other great population along the gulf coast; retirees. People in their 60s through 90s. The people who are far and away the most susceptible to the ravages of Covid 19. 

Sorry to say, I am afraid there’s a solid chance of absolute carnage along the gulf coast. I hope I’m wrong.

But it appears Florida’s governor is more than a little concerned, himself.

10 thoughts on “What Could Go Wrong?

  1. my degenerate generation and Gen Z arent listening to recommendations? Im shocked, SCHocked i tells you.

  2. POD: I asked a coworker today what her son was doing over spring break. While he was spending time at his parents — a number of his peers had returned from Mexico and upon learning school was shutdown returned to Mexico with the blessing of their parents.

  3. I asked a coworker today what her son was doing over spring break. While he was spending time at his parents — a number of his peers had returned from Mexico and upon learning school was shutdown returned to Mexico with the blessing of their parents.

    “After I told him hate was not welcome in our town, he threw a punch. I blocked it, and threw him to the floor. Thinking quickly, I told the driver to open the back door, and I pushed him out. The entire bus erupted in applause”

  4. NW, yesterday the Minnesota Dempanic Crisis Response Team© recommended everyone drink in place, and to keep shenanigans at least 6′ apart.
    Lives were saved…

  5. I’m still convinced that drinking a bit more will kill viruses that may be in your body. In fact, I’ve proven it. Two years ago, we went down to Key West and picked up a cold before we left. When we got to the hotel and went down to the beach bar, my wife asked if I was feeling better. When I told her a little bit, the bar tender asked what was up? Told him that I picked up a cold. He said let me fix you up and made me a rum runner. After two of them, I felt pretty good and the next day, it was gone. Now, it might have been the Bacardi 151 or a combination of that and the fruit juices, but I’m going with the rum!

  6. Assuming I don’t fall ill before Saturday I’ll be in the Florida Keys next week, reporting on Covid 19. Filthy job, but someone had to do it.

  7. Actually, I’m refinancing 2 of my properties this week.My new rate knocks almost $3k off the combined monthly mortgage payments.

    We’ll use those profits to pay off my new truck, which is the only debt we have. I’d say were getting pretty damn close to living off profits full time!

    Thanks for asking.

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