In the year of 2020, we have found out, not how resourceful and intelligent our great country can be in times of trouble, but what bumbling idiots we are as a collective mass. In a time when we needed to social distance, we made all Americans squeeze into a handful of stores. And when we all needed to be eating healthy for nutrients, for a time period, all restaurants closed with the exception of fast food. This caused an acute and turbulent need for toilet paper. It’s no wonder that human rights protestors have emerged- some politicians like Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti have gone so far as to ban all unnecessary TALKING- I mean WALKING! When Mayor Garcetti announced this, the press room erupted, “Mayor! Mayor! What about skipping?” “Excuse me, Mayor! What about sashaying?” “That will be enough,” Garcetti said curtly, as he tipped his hat and moonwalked out of the press room. We did know from being teenagers that when we have nothing to better to do, “Would you rather” argu
When I was about 4 years old, I was playing with a neighborhood friend. While running in her house, we came upon a little shrine of her grandmother, lit with candles, attended with warm tea. My friend immediately looked at me and said, I don't know about you, but when I was a kid, and I heard the words, "Don't touch that!", the FIRST thing I wanted to do was TOUCH IT. I was incredible. I knocked over the grandmother's tea. I know childhood memories can often be clouded by trauma, but prior to the tea spilling, I visualize my friend as this spunky, fun-loving Vietnamese girl. Immediately after the tea spill, I remember her turning into some creature out of a horror movie. She said four words I will never forget. I tossed and turned many a nights after this, wondering anxiously if I was going to go to hell. It made me question the fairness of the universe. I mean, if the grandmother was so aggro about me spilling her tea, shouldn'