Unfortunately, I think that's what most people are thinking is that somehow the virus threat is all over.
Everything slowly opening up must mean the virus is gone! Just like the flu disappears around summer every year...only it's not.
The place I work for...when this all started, gave us an extra $2 an hour for working during the pandemic, gave us a whole bunch of leave of absences if we didn't want to work during the pandemic (using vacation time and stuff if you wanted to go with pay), treated us to food trucks every other day, and even cut the business hours to help us do our jobs without having a lot of people in the way.
The week before last, they stopped getting us food trucks, this week we were notified the extra pay was being cut at end of the month, returned the business hours to normal, and they're now FORCING everyone that took leave of absences to come back to work at end of month. So basically the place is feeling like "business as usual" now.
The only things they're keeping going is opening an hour early for seniors and employees AND customers must wear masks in the building at all times.
Otherwise, come on in, everyone!
Seriously, it astounds me how little people are really taking this virus seriously after all that has been happening. I mean, I get we need to get our economy going here, but the virus isn't gone. It's still out there infecting away.
I see a lot of people are clearly planning stuff for this Memorial Day weekend where I live, so I imagine it's the same across the country. I just have a feeling the U.S. is gonna be in some deep sh!t here this summer. Second wave and all that.
Hope you got a nice collection of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes for him to be introduced to when he gets old enough.
(Pod People, Gamera, Fugitive Alien, Master Ninja, Eegah, Mitchell, Cave Dwellers, The Final Sacrifice, Werewolf, the MST3K movie, and of course, Space Mutiny would be a good start. ;)
Proxy170:Sorry for the late update, folks! I got a bit caught up at work and never got back to it this morning O.O
I hope Blu had an AMAZING birthday, as you all did some GREAT pieces! This week, our prompt has a fun expression I can't wait to see your take on :) Happy drawing!
This is Ashley, from Casscade's WIP comic.
She's sweet n bubbly, but can be a bit too much to handle at times. Loves musicals, acting (not very good at it though lol), and her large collection of critters that she "saved" during her time working at a pet store.
Oooh. I remember drawing this gal before for Casscade before. Really like her design. Woo! XD