The pandemic of the coronavirus in the US is just beginning to unfold, and Governor J.B. Pritzker has just announced his Stay-at-Home Order for non-essential business in Illinois, which would take affect that day, March 20th beginning at 5:00 PM. Telecommunications is considered critical infrastructure, and so I remain employed.
I’d had one customer that day, and he had just happily left with his new phone.
About 35 minutes later, a couple walks in the door. The man was older, with bad hips. The woman was a bit younger than him, maybe around 60, and wearing a healthcare mask (as is currently the trend). She was talking on the phone, and he just grunts and points at her when i greet him. She continued to chat on her phone call for about 5 minutes while i waited patiently for her to wrap up.
Once she hung up, she looked at me, then the man and quietly said to him “we may be too l…