I’ve finished looking at the newspaper. Afterwards, I started browsing my RSS feed and for some inexplicable reason I read an article on whole bowel irrigation at https://emcrit.org/toxhound/the-purge/.
Memo to My Life Underwriting Colleagues:
Retire before you get to this point in your career. Reading articles like this will not facilitate advancement in your chosen profession. Get out. Get a life.
…young, healthy men (aged 22 — 37) who volunteered for the trial consumed almost twice as much pizza when pushing beyond their usual limits, doubling their calorie intake, yet, remarkably, managed to keep the amount of nutrients in the bloodstream within normal range.
Aaron Hengist, Robert M. Edinburgh, Russell G. Davies, Jean-Philippe Walhin, Jariya Buniam, Lewis J. James, Peter J. Rogers, Javier T. Gonzalez, James A. Betts. Physiological responses to maximal eating in men. British Journal of Nutrition, 2020; 124 (4): 407 DOI: 10.1017/S0007114520001270
Restaurant and bar owners worldwide are rapidly innovating to accommodate social distancing requirements in their establishments. One pub landlord has a crafty solution, and it’s positively … electric. Johnny McFadden, landlord of The Star Inn in Cornwall, England, installed an electric fence in his pub to maintain a safe distance between pub goers and his…
Getting WAY longer. Note the Andy Rooney eyebrows. The time had come to go back to my barber.
Meanwhile in Oklahoma…we’re reopening but nearly nothing appears to be pre-Covid. The outside world feels different from all of the behavioral changes.
SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19
One of the changes at the barbershop was opening on Sunday mornings for cleaning and taking a few customers for haircuts by appointment only. Business at the shop has been slow which tells me the customers here are still pretty much staying at home and sheltering in place. They may have discovered the joys of cutting your own hair. Or maybe money is tight, less frequent trips. Or worse…
But for me this visit was about trust. Trust in a man who has cut my hair for nearly fifteen years. This is a man who would not put himself, his customers nor his business at risk.
Thanks Kevin. I’ll see you again in a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile in Oklahoma…we’re getting ready to reopen.
SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19
We have an estimated population of 4,000,000. Doesn’t look like we’ve tested a lot of people…
A week ago I was having one hell of a time contemplating the future. One of the things I wrote was:
Online ordering and curbside pick up or delivery are probably here to stay.
Earlier this week I placed an online order with a Big Box Store, drove down to their parking lot and got my groceries delivered into my trunk. The store however did not allow me to buy wine in this fashion. So today I placed an online order for chardonnay at the wine shop, drove down to their parking lot and got my wine delivered into my trunk. I can get used to this.
Retail shopping will be changed forever.
Restaurants and other out of home dining options will be changed forever.
Barbershops will all do very, very well from the pent up demand.
But I needed one more home-style buzz and The Boss graciously volunteered.
These were the instruments used, an old beard trimmer and an old pair of scissors.