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Feature stories about different people, places and things

Tales from the End of the Road; Living through COVID19 in Key West Part 8

May 17, 2020:

Quarantine Day 61:

Jenni went from no work to all work yesterday! She had her first of many doubles as part of a skeleton crew. The restaurants opening up right now are limited to 25% capacity, must keep tables 6 feet apart, and require patrons to wear masks and have their temperature taken upon entrance. 

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Tales from the End of the Road; Living through COVID19 in Key West Part 7

May 10, 2020:

Quarantine Day 54:

Today is Mother’s Day, which is always a very busy day for me. I consider myself to have five mother figures in my life, and I try to connect with each of them throughout the day, in some semblance of seniority.

Five women, four calls. I can talk for hours on a phone, so you do whatever rough math you have to do in your head and give me a rough estimate of how many hours I spent chatting on the phone today. Good thing the unemployment office was closed. Continue reading “Tales from the End of the Road; Living through COVID19 in Key West Part 7”

Tales from the End of the Road; Living through COVID19 in Key West Part 6

May 3, 2020:

Quarantine Day 47:

If you’ve ever worked in the restaurant industry, you know that a walk-in cooler is your saving grace when you want to unleash unbridled rage without looking like an absolute psycho in front of your coworkers or clientele. Especially on a hot day, if I was ever pissed off to the extreme, I would make my way to any of the giant-sized refrigerators in any of the restaurants I’ve ever worked and let out a giant roar of despair before fixing myself and walking back to the bar with a lime or an orange I absolutely didn’t need. Continue reading “Tales from the End of the Road; Living through COVID19 in Key West Part 6”