Quartzsite is in La Paz county Arizona. La Paz county has 1341 reported cases of the coronavirus with a total of 33 deaths. This among other reasons is why I like where I am for this winter.
Here’s my story from yesterday’s shopping trip into town. I am in Family Dollar with my bandana well in place. There is about one out of four shoppers not wearing a mask. It made me wonder was there a sign on the door ‘Mask Required’? I forgot to look but will next time I go. Every place has a sign so there must be. Family Dollar just doesn’t have the enforcers as does say a Walmart. So one of the spreaders is this overweight white trash woman in her late 30’s or 40’s covered in tattoos all over her exposed arms and chest. She is wearing a stretched out black tank top so I see more than I ever wanted to see. About the third encounter with her going up and down the aisles she coughs, snorts and sniffles then remarks to her friend “I think I might have the flu.” I am more concerned about catching someone’s cold or flu bug than the coronavirus. I don’t mind wearing my bandana for that reason. They walk among us.
Outside on the bulletin board I saw this, the second thing I wish I hadn’t seen.