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    Never been busier at work. I am with one of the package delivery giants and we are "essential". Volume is way up even though commercial work is down. Everyone ordering on line now. Delivering medical supplies and prescriptions is a good sized chunk of our business as is food stuff. So we gotta get that stuff to the people who need it.

    It's been a weird time. Everyone is antsy about this stuff and there's no way to do what we do and maintain 6 ft social distance at all times. So I've spent a lot time having to calm down nervous people and somehow keep the operation running smoothly.

    Wife and boys are home. Boys doing online school now. Wife working from home.

    I am not sure why, but as a lot of others have said, even though I am not at home - I've drank a lot more beer in the last 2 weeks than I usually do. Maybe because it tastes good. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    I am not sure why, but as a lot of others have said, even though I am not at home - I've drank a lot more beer in the last 2 weeks than I usually do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    I've only left the house 3 times in the last 13 days (not counting walks on road & local parks). Getting a bit stir-crazy.

    Good news is I was ahead of the masses on this & the cubbards are fully stocked. I even replaced the keg and bought a case of Dogfish Head 60 Minutes (which will last as I only allow myself 1 per session). Then NJ classified liquor stores as "essential", which is nuts, but hey at least I'm stocked-up. I've baked a few loaves of bread & made a few pounds of teriyaki jerky, etc...

    I'm blessed to be able to do 100% of my job WFH, so I'm not losing any money. Other than in the stock market that is of course, which I've been spending my time picking up distressed dividend-paying names.
    I asked a guy I work with who grew up in NJ if he thought NJ would shut liquor store s. His response spoke volumes "No. There would be riots."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Everyone needs to do their part.
    Reporting for duty!

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    Working from home though been very challenging.

    Sonos system is getting a good workout

    Been following markets and recently started purchasing on the dip days the past week or so

    Drinking in the evening and been smoking a lot. Have been lucky when I need meats, pork or poultry hasn't been too much of a problem.

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    Because Im on staycation this week, Ive been day drinking after physical activity. Mimosa with a vodka shot in the am, afternoon IPAs and hard stuff before bed. Gonna pour a mimosa now.


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  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by eastern powder baby View Post
    I asked a guy I work with who grew up in NJ if he thought NJ would shut liquor store s. His response spoke volumes "No. There would be riots."
    Some states have closed liquor stores & some states have left liquor stores open.

    I genuinely believe the governors who've left liquor stores open are doing so solely on fear of voter backlash.

    I've heard the, "well, if you're a serious alcoholic & cant get booze it can be a medical problem" withdrawal claim as a reason, but I don't buy that's the state's logic, and none of the "open" states have cited that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Some states have closed liquor stores & some states have left liquor stores open.

    I genuinely believe the governors who've left liquor stores open are doing so solely on fear of voter backlash.

    I've heard the, "well, if you're a serious alcoholic & cant get booze" withdrawal claim, but I don't buy it, and none of the "open" states have cited that.
    Gov Wolf shut down our state run liquor shops which is odd as govt rarely miss the opportunity to extort money from the private sector. Supermarkets who cary wine still selling until inventories run out, no more deliveries. Beer shops are still operating.

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    I'm actually in the process of giving up booze this spring. I thought it would be a good time to put the stuff down and focus on personal fitness. I also thought it would be an easy time to quit. No restaurants, no dinner parties, no gatherings, no tv sports, in laws keeping a mostly social distance, been bike riding solo. Anyway, we'll see how it goes. My only trigger now would be cooking. A few glasses of wine while cooking is always enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Some states have closed liquor stores & some states have left liquor stores open.

    I genuinely believe the governors who've left liquor stores open are doing so solely on fear of voter backlash.

    I've heard the, "well, if you're a serious alcoholic & cant get booze it can be a medical problem" withdrawal claim as a reason, but I don't buy that's the state's logic, and none of the "open" states have cited that.
    I think they're also doing it so they can collect as many tax dollars as possible.

    I do find it odd they are allowed to stay open though. Is liquor really essential?

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