I work at a pharmacy. This is important because it means I HAVE to go to work during this crisis. All these idiots going out and partying and just rubbing up against each other in public are pissing me off. I also have a compromised immune system, so you assholes going out anyway? You're selfish. You're less than human. Also, stop buying up all the damn toilet paper. It's not gastrointestinal so I really don't understand what you think you're doing. There's no damn shortage.
Fun fact: This pandemic is really showing me people's true colours. When the going gets tough, people think it's okay to verbally shit on people who work in essential services. Way to go, Karen, yelling in the seventeen year olds face because they ran out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Do you feel big? Do you feel like you've done something amazing and worthwhile by making that seventeen year old cashier cry? Good for you.
That said, I understand that people are panicking. I understand they're stressed out. Things can get heated. But that doesn't excuse poor behaviour. Not even a little bit. I have to be at work. These people going out and just "shopping around" are only making things worse. The sooner you listen to the social distancing/self-isolation mantra, the sooner this will be over and you can go back to your normal life. Make it easier on the people who are working in hospitals. Make it easier on the people who have to work in grocery stores and pharmacies. We have to stay open. Don't get mad at us because you have to wait your turn to enter the store. Don't get mad at us because you can't get what you want. We didn't tell people to randomly buy all the toilet paper. That was some other group of folks who didn't know how else to respond when told the best solution was to wash your hands and not touch your face. For real, though. It really is THAT simple. Wash your fucking hands.
By the way, this is viral, not bacteria. Hand sanitizer isn't exactly going to save you from a virus. It's going to kill the good bacteria as well as the bad. You'll do a better job just washing your hands properly. Twenty seconds, front, back, between the fingers, to the wrist, hot water. TADA!
I legit have to shower after work every day. Did you know that? We go to work, get exposed to possible contagions (beccause people are ignoring the quarintine when told to isolate), and then have to go home and shower to make sure we've washed anything off. Yeah.
So be kind to those of us who have to go to work each day, while you have the option/choice to stay home out of harms way. Make the choice to stay home if that choice is there. Some of us don't have one.