March 12, 2020
“I’m Mr. Ricks with the Bureau of Land Management. Got a minute to talk?”
” ‘Bout what?”
“I heard you’re stockpiling cleaning disinfectant. Thought we should talk about that.”
Elmer made a mental note of the day and date the man from the Bureau of Land Management came to his farm: Thursday, March 12, 2020. It was a day and date he would remember for the rest of his life.
Over the next few weeks Elmer would witness world-wide economic heartburn, the shocking news that world leaders had fallen ill with the virus crud, the implosion of the billion dollar industry known as “amateur athletics,” professional sports teams sidelined and forgotten, (all but the Tampa Bay Rays who actually experienced an increase in attendance at Tropicana Field,) the closing of public parks, beaches, mountain trails, schools, colleges, churches, and worst of all, a shortage of toilet paper.
Amidst the chaos and panic, Lysol would become the liquid gold that cleansed a nation.
And Elmer had warehouses full of Lysol.
The Day The World Sneezed is Whimsical Satire
I hope you will join me as I bring a little levity to the mess we’re living through. – Eddie Jones