...or is this a complete surprise?
I’ve heard quite a few comments from various talking heads saying no one saw this coming or that suggest we couldn’t have planned for such an unusual event. These sentiments puzzle me because I’ve been expecting a catastrophe like this for much of my adult life. It’s the reason I enjoy zombie shows and other apocalyptic fiction. None of what’s been going on lately is a shock to me. I’m not a fortune teller, mind you (despite my timely purchase of a bidet in February and our decision to finally buy that gym equipment in early March), I just think about these things a lot and global pandemic has always seemed like the most plausible scenario.
The most surreal thing about the pandemic is that it’s actually happening in my lifetime. I feel like I’m living in a movie. When I watch a show now, I’m momentarily disoriented by the normalcy of the setting. People hugging and shaking hands seems weird. I mean, haven’t they heard???
I admit, though, that not everyone shares my appetite for end-of-the-world speculation, so, I wonder if anyone here is truly surprised by covid-19?