Journal of the Corona Year
I have learned two things from working at home:
1 — If, in the middle of they day, you realize you need to trim a fingernail, you can do it at that time.
2 — There is no good coffee available in Bay Ridge. In short, their brew is too thin and their water is too hot. I could make my own in the middle of the day, but a walk is healthy and I want to do my part in supporting the economy. There were a couple of places that looked promising, but now that I’m working from home they have closed. So I’m still looking and hopeful.
Yesterday I tried ordering groceries for my mother in Minnesota. She calls me from half-way across the country so I can order food from a store that is less than a mile away from her. I’ve done this for her a handful of times over the past few years.
She has basically quarantined herself for many years. The problem is that the person she hires to drive her a couple times a week is quarantining himself and is thus unavailable.
Cub Foods has a horrible website. Maybe all food stores have horrible websites, I don’t know. This is the only one I have visited.
After spending a half hour selecting 18 items, and hearing the backstory to each choice, the time to “checkout” has come. There are no days available to schedule delivery. No options are given. No way around this step. I had been having a pretty good day up to this point.
This morning I checked on their website again. Fortunately the “cart” still held the order, and a delivery date was available. The soonest day available was a week from now, next Wednesday. You would think with most of the economy shutdown there would be a lot of people available to deliver groceries. But I guess not.