Mark’s Mind: Quarantine (aNd InSaNiTy!)

Did you know approximately 50%-74% of the population is extroverted? That means approximately 50%-74% of the population is screaming in terror, banging walls with their heads, and begging God to allow the pandemic to blow through. And I’m willing to bet most extroverts have even began singing Rapunzel’s song from “Tangled”.

“Make the clock reverse, bring back what once was mine…heal what has been hurt, change the Fates’ design…save what has been lost, bring back what once was mine, what once was mine…”

Everyone’s worshiping magic flowers, now. (Although HONESTLY, conspiracy time! Rapunzel was quarantined against her will to a tower, for 18 years, whereas all along she was the princess of a kingdom named Corona! “Coincidence? I think not!” -Bernie Kropp from “The Incredibles”)

So, Mark, what then are you saying? What does this have to do with quarantine and insanity?

It means I’ve been losing my mind. 

But unlike most extroverts, I’m lucky. There’s this strange invisible guy who visits me daily, and absolutely refuses to interact with my family, and he’s fun to talk to. Reminds me a lot of that one squirrel I saw climb up the tree that one day. Ah, good times…

But in all seriousness, I am an extrovert, and the quarantine isn’t impacting me that badly. I’m exhausted ’cause I’ve probably interacted with my friends more than normal, my daily routine is still intact…the only way I’m actually impacted is that I’m not getting any work, at all. In fact, I haven’t heard from my boss or my coworkers. In fact, I’m not 100% I’m still an employee to that restaurant. Something to investigate, I suppose.

And I suppose there are minor ways, too, like how it is now socially unacceptable to sneeze in public, even if you properly cover it. Also, when I go for a walk, everyone basically crosses the road. They’re just like, “I would rather face oncoming traffic on the road than share the only sidewalk with another living being, thank you very much.”

And then, there’s cars.

Like, SERIOUSLY people, cars CANNOT catch the corona virus! You don’t have to do a six-yard distancing rule for vehicles! Just keep your windows up and you’re fine!

My biggest annoyance is the closing of the community pool, however. Them closing that pool is nothing new, it’s never actually passed health regulations, but hey, considering sand is literally fish poop, I still think the beach is far more disgusting than the community pool. But anyways, I get how they want to prevent the spread of the corona virus, so yeah, close things like pools…except don’t they load these pools with enough chemicals to essentially destroy any virus? Like, isn’t that the POINT of putting chemicals in our pools?? (Unless it’s not and the government is poisoning us!)

Ya know, I was wrong earlier, the biggest change in me is that I’m now a heavy conspiracy theorist. Not because I believe any of that stuff, but this seems fun and I need a life. Any life. Please. Donations accepted.

So thank you for reading! πŸ˜€ What’s your quarantine experience? Are you slowly dying on the inside like me? Comment below!

4 thoughts on “Mark’s Mind: Quarantine (aNd InSaNiTy!)

  1. Cynical view: I’ve been dying slowly for years on the inside.

    Okay, I quashed the cynical side of me back in.

    My quarantine experience is eh. Life is meh, a little sucky these days as I’m sure everyone else feels like. I’m introverted so I don’t mind staying home. That doesn’t mean I haven’t gone stir crazy–At least, I haven’t resorted to conspiracy theories yet. πŸ˜‰

    The one (and only) thing that actually pleases me is that there are no more usual polite greetings. I don’t have to smile (since I’m wearing a mask) and I don’t need to shake hands anymore either. I got that going for me. Lol.

    “And I suppose there are minor ways, too, like how it is now socially unacceptable to sneeze in public, even if you properly cover it. Also, when I go for a walk, everyone basically crosses the road. They’re just like, β€œI would rather face oncoming traffic on the road than share the only sidewalk with another living being, thank you very much.””

    If you sneeze, you see people duck faster than in a bomb drill. It’s now one of those big no-no’s, like picking your nose in public. When I walk, there’s no one out there though. It’s ghost town.

    Cars? What are those? Haven’t seen them around much.

    I haven’t looked this up but I’d be intrigued if somehow car accidents have lessened during this time.

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    1. Lol You’ll get there. It’s just a matter of time πŸ˜€

      Oh lol You don’t interact much when you do get out, do you? I work at a fast food place, and I can assure you, smiling is still VERY important. It shows in your voice and eyes. Hand shaking, though, yeah, I’m glad that’s over with for now xD (Pro tip: smiling even through the mask can make someone’s day. The rare time I serve someone who smiles despite the mask, it makes my day all over again)

      Lucky!!! :O I love ghost towns! Well, sorta. Not real ones, like towns that are abandoned, but towns with very, very little activity are awesome lol

      xD Ikr?

      Not here in Florida. If anything, they’re more frequent :/

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      1. Hopefully. Hahaha.

        I think it really shows that I don’t. lol

        Oh, yes, with fast-food places it’s a must. Despite my cynicism, I have smiled under the mask, and I think it shows itself mostly in the eyes than anything else.

        Aww, that’s nice. πŸ™‚

        Yeah, ghost towns are awesome. So much quiet. It’s bliss.

        Oh. Yeah. Florida is up there with having the most car accidents. Terrible drivers all around.

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