Working for the Weekend

We all know that feel.

Now, everyone woke up to the same news on Friday morning: the Grand Nagus was Covid positive. In my case, I already knew, as Prime had told me the previous night. So no, I wasn’t surprised. But it seems like it took northeastern Wisconsin by surprise.

Our final door count for the day was 3,086. This was just the cardholders; the actual head count was much higher. But Friday wasn’t our busiest day. Not by a long shot. No, our busiest day was Saturday.

At least we had a few carts…

This was the vestibule on Saturday afternoon. It was an absolutely miserable day; we never got out of the fifties and it rained the entire day. Granted, with weather that bad there isn’t a lot you can do other than maybe go shopping, but even accounting for the weather, we were far busier than usual. Saturdays are big days, but not like this.

And then there were none.

Making the situation worse was the fact that we only had one person on Carts; every time he brought some in, they disappeared instantaneously. We had members standing in line, waiting for carts and when we had a few, they were gone in less than a minute. Finally, Front End sent out three more people and we were able to catch up, but it was a nightmare for a while.

Our final door count for Saturday was 3,505. I know the head count was a lot higher; we had head counts hitting four hundred multiple times. Oh, and our biggest sellers? Bottled water, paper towels, and toilet paper.

Welcome to Panic Buying Version 2.0.

Sunday was calmer; we had a total of 2,186. Monday was even quieter, but that was due in no small part to a late Packers game. It was fairly quiet today as well. Our paper products have been restocked and the bottled water has been replenished. We’re not in danger of running out anytime soon.

However, it’s spurred me to action. I’m grabbing a few more staples in the coming weeks and I don’t plan on leaving the house unless absolutely necessary during the winter. Our area is the biggest hot spot for Covid infections and we haven’t even hit the second wave yet. It’s going to be worse than it was earlier in the year and I want to be prepared for that.

This isn’t over. Not by a long shot. As Samuel L. Jackson said in Jurassic Park, “Hold on to your butts.”

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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1 Response to Working for the Weekend

  1. DeviceDude says:

    Too bad The Grand Nagus and First Lady MacBeth didn’t croak for their stupidity…

    ~daiAtlas

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