March 25, 2020 – Day 8 of my quarantine
PLEASE NOTE: What I’m about to say here may seem a bit harsh and contains adult language that may be offensive to some of you. If that’s the case, please do not continue reading.
As ridiculous as this may sound to any mildly intelligent person, there is no toilet paper available in my Northern California County or nearby Counties. Panic-stricken, selfish and stupid people – yes, I said stupid – in fact you are all FUCKING stupid, have mass purchased and hoarded ALL the available toilet paper. And online – Amazon, Walmart, Target – they are ALL OUT too –
What’s funny about this is that I suspect these are all the same people who will suffer the brunt of this pandemic because they are – STUPID. That’s called EVOLUTION.
I was forced to go to Walmart to pick-up a refrigerated prescription this morning, my Glaucoma eye drops, and I will admit to you, dear readers, my anxiety level was pretty much through the roof. There were people in there – obviously sick and coughing – NOT COVERING THEIR MOUTHS – and all I kept thinking was, PLEASE DEAR LORD GET ME THE FUCK OUT OF HERE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
I also strongly suspect these are the people who hoarded all the toilet paper. They think that now because they have enough toilet paper they are suddenly immune to what’s about to come knocking at their door.
On the way home, my radio search function randomly landed on a conservative talk show where they were stating that ALL Disney Resorts and Theme parks were NOW planning to reopen on Easter Sunday (18 days from now) because the President said so in his speech last night …
I almost drove off the fucking road.
But then it struck me – this truly IS Evolution at work. Seriously, it really is. Survival of the Fittest (in our case the most intelligent) is how nature keeps a species healthy and populations in check. The animals who were smart enough to NOT eat the poisonous berries growing at the base of the mountain that were easy to get to, but instead, delayed gratification and their hunger and climbed the mountain in search of non-poisonous berries. They are the ones who survived.
Stupid people do not possess the intelligence or ability to delay gratification.
“Survival of the fittest” is a phrase that originated from Darwinian evolutionary theory as a way of describing the mechanism of natural selection. The biological concept of fitness is defined as reproductive success. In Darwinian terms the phrase is best understood as “Survival of the form that will leave the most copies of itself in successive generations.”
And as far as the toilet paper situation – use dampened washcloths or rip-up old T-Shirts or old sheets into re-useable rags. They can be easily washed in soap and water and reused.
Frankly, I’d rather LIVE with a few dirty washcloths than DIE with a garage full of hoarded toilet paper.
Lastly – I had been planning a topic that was very inspiring, life-affirming and healing for this blog – but you know what?
I fucking give up. It’s time to let nature takes its course.
Until next time …