Most of the various states of emergency distinguish between “essential” businesses and, well, everyone else.
These “essential” businesses possess a level of expertise and competence that, clearly, leaves lesser busineses in the dust. They are able to enact policies and procedures for public safety that are so far beyond the ken of the mere prole, they are indistinguishable from magic.
I saw some of this voodoo at an “essential” local merchant – and was nearly struck dumb by the grandeur of its reasoning. And it made me think “This, truly, is the level of intellectual and scientific chops that separates the wheat from the chaff”.
What was this voodoo?
I know, right? Limiting people in the store, and separating people by six feet while they wait.
And – not merely asking people to stand six feet apart, but giving the spatially-challenged visual indicators about how far apart that is!
Or – strap yourselves in, people – in businesses catering to cars, have people stay in their cars.
No wonder it’s only big box stores and “essential” businesses that are open.
These are the people that got America to the moon.
Stand back, peasants.