How has the virus affected my life? It's made me f*****g sick. Not 'tested positive' sick but absolutely, totally fed up with Life, the Universe and Everything. I find myself stuck at a s**t job but it gave me an interesting opportunity to see firsthand how this area is faring. It might as well be useful for something and I am a believer in going and doing on my own. Several people I know and family members suck in their personal preference of media all day and believe all of it, never once looking out the window or even taking a drive around for a look. I took a week off and went back out of necessity. I could have just quit but didn't for personal reasons that, unfortunately, are practical to a sufficient degree to motivate me out the door. My only PPE for quite some time was a little badge that said 'stay back six feet' and that was just too much to ask of some. Masks, gloves, soap, plastic shields and sanitizer are available in abundance and yet there are still people who will destroy a public bathroom and walk out without washing their hands. I've worn a mask in public for some weeks now as ordered by the governor. Probably a good idea but it's damned annoying and again, too much to ask for some. Work in it a while and you're constantly suffocating. I've found myself standing at the store entrance like a doofus with a counter (not voluntarily) , limiting people from 50 to 75 to 100 and then 200 at the door. Being there reminds me of the blow-up punching bag-clown-thing I had as a kid. You beat the snot out of it and it keeps coming back for more with that same stupid grin painted on. Except in this case nobody can see the grin. My observation on all that: when they put a kid or a woman at the door people just steamroll them. I stand there and a line forms. The vast majority are polite, just want to go to one of the places that are open to buy non-essential crap so they can have things to do while at home. And then there's that vocal minority that want to spew their hatred, stage a loud demonstration, yell politics at me. If they would let me be an actual bouncer I'd do it for free gladly. Honestly right now I'd love to just pound the living shit out of somebody with a smart mouth. But curiously after several weeks even the most ardent seem to have have conformed and just line up with the rest of the a******s. Now they don't count anybody. Masks will be the 'new now' and are unlikely to go away anytime soon. I am sick of politics, completely. My brother likes to spew his hatred of Trump at me. Others want to spew their love of Trump on me. I am done with Gov.Cuomo completely - read up on the nursing home stuff. Not a media creation, I know people directly with horror stories. As I've said, it's like watching the back end of a cow. You can't be surprised at what comes out. Sick to death if ALL of it.