• writer_ashu07 10w

    Just my memory...

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    For my future memories feed:
    Today is Friday May 1, 2020.

    - We have had 41 days of social isolation.

    - One US dollar is 75.40 Indian rupees.

    - Schools have been closed since mid March and are teaching remotely on-line. This will continue for the rest of the school year.

    - There are lines / tapes inside the stores to keep people 6 feet apart.

    - Bars and restaurants only for home delivery & pick-up.

    - Parks, beaches and walk-in places are not accessible to the public.

    - All sports competitions have been cancelled.

    - All festivals and entertainment events have been banned.

    - Weddings, family celebrations and birthdays have been cancelled. Funerals limited to immediate cohabitants.

    - People are doing drive-by parades to celebrate birthdays!

    - Young kids can’t understand why they can only see grandparents & other extended family and friends on a screen or thru a window if someone visits in person.

    - Hugs and kisses are not given.

    - Places of worship are closed or online.

    - We have to stay away from each other more than a meter.

    - Shortage of masks and gloves in hospitals.

    - There are fewer ventilators than there
    should be.

    - People are wearing masks, some places even REQUIRE that you wear them to enter! People are even making their own masks for sale or donation to medical facilities!

    - Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes and anything Lysol or Clorox is in short supply and limited per person.... IF you can even find them!

    - In Pune and Mumbai, India shops are only open from 10 am to 12 Noon.

    - Store check outs, pharmacies and even fast food drive thru windows have added Plexiglas between employee and customer. Have to reach around or under to pay!

    - You can't find isopropyl alcohol easily. .. supply per person is limited.

    - almost all countries have closed their borders.

    - Every city has been divided into tiny zones & an instant fine issued for crossing the zone without a valid reason. (Transport workers, Essential services etc)

    - No one is travelling for leisure, Airports empty, Tourism has the worst crisis in history.

    - Two of the greatest actors of cinema, Sir Irrfan Khan (53) and Rishi Kapoor (67) passed away. Their work will be missed.

    Why do I post this?
    Next year & then every year after, this status will appear in my Facebook memories feed. And it will be an annual reminder that life is precious & that nothing should be taken for granted. We are where we are with what we have. I am grateful.
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    This text is anonymous, it's not mine, but I copied because I want to remember it too.

    ©writer_ashu07