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It’s Just a Routine – Six Sentence Story

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I had my list of the items I needed to get at the bakery/deli for dinner along with some empty cans to take back to the beer store, a prescription that needed filling, and Al added a six-pack of Pepsi to the list and we needed tomatoes.

There wasn’t the usual traffic that I was used to seeing at 4pm and each place I went to I walked in got what I needed and was surprised to see that there weren’t any people in the stores which made me think that perhaps people were actually taking heed and staying home because of the Coronavirus. Either way, I was happy that there weren’t a lot of people around.

On a normal day in Orillia, Ontario making all these stops would have taken me at least an hour perhaps longer. Whenever I have more than one stop to make I follow a routine; I plan out my route, I always have a list (I’m old and forgetful, I need a list) and I drive keeping in mind the best way to go to save on gas.

When I arrived home my husband Al couldn’t believe how fast I got everything done until I explained to him how deserted all the places were.


© Susan Zutautas 2020

Written for Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s.




22 Comments Post a comment
  1. UP #

    I spent an entire year looking for the silver lining in everything that came my way. I was so happy that year. Thanks for reminding me that I need to get back to that.

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    March 12, 2020
  2. The silver lining of the pandemic; there had to be one

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    March 12, 2020
  3. There’s a silver lining in all of life’s challenges so they say. Less crowds do make running errands easier and less time consuming which in turn frees up more time to enjoy other, fun activities!

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    March 11, 2020
  4. We haven’t gotten to where places are empty yet, but with a confirmed case right in our own city, it’s probably just a matter of time.

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    March 11, 2020
    • Oh no. I keep checking the news and papers and so far so good here but I’m sure it will make its way here eventually.


      March 12, 2020
  5. goes to show you, a bright side to everything, were but to look!
    (lol…no, seriously!)
    the only enemy is fear and it’s hunger knows no bounds.

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    March 11, 2020

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