• It’s 5:30 am and here I sit...

    Asked by KB2013 on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    It’s 5:30 am and here I sit...

    sitting in the parking lot of the Giant Eagle supermarket waiting for doors to open so all the blue hairs can gleefully shop before the sun comes up. Holy crap, I’m an old lady.

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    • Bengal's Avatar

      I never counted myself as "elderly". Not quite yet. But for Covid19 "at higher risk" categories I am now classified as elderly. Yippee! Like I didn't have enough stressing me out already?

      about 1 month ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      I hear you - I never think of myself as "elderly" - just filled out my absentee request and qualified as "elderly." But I appeared at the Dollar General door at 8 am - their senior Happy Hour of shopping and bought milk.

      about 1 month ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Me and Donna often say we are "eating with the blue hairs" when we are on our way home from Nashville and happen to be going by our favorite place to stop and eat. It's usually late afternoon and we will eat so we don't have to either eat somewhere closer to home where there are not many choices or go home and cook.

      about 1 month ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

      Having just turned 60, I don't feel old. it with the circumstances of this virus, I do have my family do things that I would have done myself. And it is ok.

      about 1 month ago
    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar

      At 68, I know I am old but I don’t feel old. However, I gladly join the ranks when it comes to shopping during this pandemic.

      about 1 month ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I'm only 55, but tomorrow I'm going to Kroger toward the end of "Old Folk" time. I have an rx to pick up, and I'm hoping for some TP. I think a stage IV diagnosis is worth a little....

      about 1 month ago
    • centered1's Avatar

      I don't mind 'Older'. I have 5 grands and 2 great-grands, and one is always 'older' than the next. But 'old', no way! I simply don't have time to get old.

      about 1 month ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      On April 26 I will be 78. For my birthday my family is sending me face masks. :)
      I told my brother who is a retired nurse practitioner. About the senior hours thing. He said "Bad Idea" The hours here were 8-9 am on Tuesday and Thursday. He said that it was getting a group of vulnerable individuals in one spot. If one individual is infected it is more likely to infect more individuals and it is more likely there are more infected individuals than in a random population. Anyway I have used delivery for the past almost three years because I cannot reach the top shelves. and I cannot read labels.

      about 1 month ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar

      I love that the stores are doing senior hours. I'm 66 and not an early morning person but for this, I'll push myself. Some of the stores are limiting the number of people at a time. One had blue 6ft markings on the floor and Whole Foods makes you show your Driver's License to get in. I tried to put a order in with my supermarket yesterday and all the slots for pick up are taken all the way to 04/21. Here in NJ it is now mandatory to wear gloves and a mask when food shopping or other essential service places.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bengal's Avatar

      I too have felt that "senior hours" for grocery shopping were just putting vulnerable people at greater risk by bunching them together at the same time. I try to go at an off hour like mid morning. I was also reading something on NPR webpage and I agreed with it; frequent use of hand sanitizer is recommended above wearing gloves. If you touch something contaminated with the virus with your gloves then those gloves are contaminated and can pass it along to everything else you touch. By using hand sanitizer often you are killing any virus you may have picked up on your hands. And wash you hands thoroughly after you've put groceries away, picked up mail, packages, etc..... Pick up mail today, wash your hand, them don't touch it again to open it until tomorrow. By then any virus should be dead. All made sense to me but it is hard to know exactly what is the best thing to do. Unfortunately, we still have to eat.

      about 1 month ago

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