Dana Mladin

Coronavirus diary (1) – It is just the beginning…

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On Wednesday I had to get out to buy some food, because I had nothing left in the house. I went out at lunch-time, just to avoid the crowd. But what do you know, there were people in the supermarket, just like during the holidays time!

I instantly put my mask on my mouth! As if I was locked in a glass globe and that is it, I’m safe…

I was watching what people bought: ANYTHING! Just to have it! And in large quantities! The queues from the cashiers points, about half an hour long, gave me the opportunity to see baskets full of bottles of water and sanitary alcohol. If tomorrow we read on facebook that the chips prevent the disease, my God, we will all attack the trucks bringing them from the customs…

On Friday I went to the mall. Because I needed something. Wow! It was just like on December 31, when, after work, I was among the last clients of the hairdresser’s saloon there. Empty! Some lost people, some with masks, others more relaxed.

In the food court, there wasn’t a soul, some shops had not even opened. In the others, I looked out of curiosity, no salesperson was wearing a mask. Not even one. I would have worn one, getting in touch with the clients, who you do not know where they come from, and who what viruses had…

The ground floor restaurant – almost empty. People out there are telling me that it would be better for them to close it, than to keep it empty like that.

Ups, I see a queue! Where do you think? At the bank!!! And it was quite a queue. Do we take last money from the account or do we apply for a credit? If you find out, tell me too…

Upstairs, at the cinema, it’s just the bodyguard. The ticket offices are closed. I ask the man if I can go to see a movie and he tells me that I can only after 4 pm, until then the cinema is closed. Well, didn’t they say that they had closed the theaters and cinemas? Someone tells me that you can go to the movie, but that they only sell up to 100 tickets for every cinema theatre.

I go home, trying to be aware of how often I put my hand on my face… This is quite an exercise! It is hard to get rid of reflexes J.

Stay healthy!

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