It is said that every society is three meals away from chaos. If this pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that it doesn’t even take missing meals for the chaos to appear. One day people are dropping clip art into their latest slide deck; a few weeks later, they’re hoarding toilet paper, screaming at unmasked strangers, ordering pounds of yeast, and hosing down their mail with bleach.
Many of us are having a really hard time with the fear and uncertainty. People are reporting heightened anxiety and depression. We struggle with the isolation. Liquor stores are doing a brisk business.