Timmy’s Tale: The Truest Meme of 2020
I saw a meme the other day and I LOL'd... out loud. Literally! It was so simple and so stupid at the same time. Now of course with everything in this year, I was a little beyond disbelief. Then I took notice, and holy cow, the meme was right. The meme blatantly said "Happy Six Month Anniversary to '14 Days To Flatten The Curve'." Sounds catchy, it mocks time and the passing of it. But oh my God how real it is. It wasn't until I came into work yesterday morning and I re-read the sign hanging on the door of the radio station did it really hit home for me.
"Hello, As of Monday, March 23, 2020, our offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Please feel free to call 509-972-3461 to leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and a brief message about your visit. We will be checking voicemail periodically and returning calls in the order they were received. You can also visit www.townsquareyakima.com or any of our station websites to find contact info for each of our employees. Thank You, Townsquare Media Staff" is what the sign on our door says. Notice the date, March 23rd! 6 MONTHS AGO!
Never has a meme been so sad and so true at the same time. Now that we're in phase 1.75, and restaurants are starting to open up, are we there yet? Mask are getting a little bit more lax by a lot of people, but theaters and bars are still closed. "2 Weeks To Flatten The Curve" you'd think in 6 months, we'd be there by now, but sadly nope. Even though by reports by the CDC, the curve looks pretty flat to me, our community, businesses, & even FAMILIES are still being throttled. My worry is now that we're in the first days of fall, flu-season is just around the corner. Will the numbers spike again because of flu cases? Will we get to have a "Happy 1 Year Birthday of '2 Weeks To Flatten The Curve'"? Only time will tell. All I know is, we're all in this together, and wash your hands!