It’s been almost three months since I started working again, and things were hectic and intense. I have to be out there, knowing the virus is still active. Everyone must separate from each other (Social Distancing), and we must stay in our assigned area until the store opened and move on to our next task. In the first few weeks of work, I was part of the cleaning crew and had to be out on the floor, clean the screen, the desk, the door, etc. It was hard when the guests were coming near you and not being “6 feet apart”. One time, they were security involved because they were a group that was “in the way” and has more than ten people.
Now, with the number of cases has been going up day by day. I can’t help but feel like I fear for my life now that people can get corona without any symptoms at all. So, it’s hard to know for sure, and with all anger, in the U.S., I understood that they want to fight for their right, but there are different ways to do than violence and riots. I don’t want them to defunded the police, but I want them to eliminate the cops who believe they’re ‘higher than god’ because I wish that there are some good cops out there, and my father was one of them. I might not remember well about my dad being a policeman, but my mother did work at his precinct years ago, and she told me that his peers respected him.
My little brother, A.J., was in the hospital for kidney stones, and I was scared for him because he has no idea what was going on. He’s fine and happy to be home after being in the hospital for 3 – 4 days. Luckily, mom was with him, or else he would freak out. Also, no COVID in his system, Thank god.
Lately, I feel more stressed and anxious because my mom got a call back for work. We were hoping and praying that our time shifts are close enough to come in and leave work together; it’s not happening. I can’t tell the exact time of our shifts starts and ends, but I will tell you that I will have to wait six more hours before my shift starts, and my mom will have to wait four more hours for me, off work. We both lived in Sanford and work nights. I don’t know what to do with this situation. I can’t stay on the breakroom and wait because of COVID, and it’s hard to get a Uber or Lyft in a specific time that I need to be at work. I wish there’s a right, no, a better solution to the problem if anyone has dealt with it before. I’m in a deep hole.
Well, that is all that’s going on for the past couple of months. Just when you think you were going to have a good year in 2020, and it’s just slowly making hell breaks loose for us. We can only hope and pray that this virus wouldn’t last long like what happened 100 years ago. As long as we keep our distance, wash our hands, and wear a mask 😷. I know that some of us don’t like doing that, but we have to do our very best to save lives and reduce the number of cases, please. Thank you for your time to read this and stay safe. Bye!