A sense of normalcy

I’ve noticed one semblance of normalcy — tv an tv commercials. All of our tv shows are on and the commercials are running with them — KFC, McDonalds, Perrier, cars, computers, JC Penney, Macys — they are all still running commercials. Makes me feel like things will be all right.

And the newspaper is delivered every day. I know many of you don’t read the printed paper, but trust me — it’s there on the doorstep every morning.

But I am enjoying the sense of solitude. I know many aren’t, but I am usually home alone in the day working anyway. My only concern is lack of business — and money coming in. I applied for a deferral of mortgage payments and hopefully the state or country will just automatically do that like they did in New York state. Also I’m hearing good things about 0% small business loans, so I am applying for that.

I do agree with Trump on one thing — the only thing I’ve ever agreed with Trump on — is that the economy will come roaring back when this virus mess is over. When people start making money again and people are “let out” of their houses, they’ll want to spend, not so much spend for the sake of spending, but they’ll want to go out to restaurants; go to the movies, travel — they’ll feel like birds let out of cage and I think the economy will roar back sooner than later.

Originally published at tomversation.com on March 22, 2020.

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Tom Falco

Tom, along with being a cartoonist, writes about art, history and culture.