A COMIC'S VIEW: Shopping by alphabet? My name starts with Z!


THIS week, the ‘Corona Chronicles’ continue.

We saw the number of positive cases of Coronavirus (COViD-19) rapidly shoot from eleven to twenty four,and sadly we suffered our first Coronavirus related death, under extenuating circumstances I might add.

(Condolences to the family, you have my deepest sympathies).

Obviously some of us, still aren’t taking the global Coronavirus pandemic, not to mention our national 24 curfew seriously at all.

The introduction of alphabetical order grocery shopping, set off the political talking heads, all while liquor stores remained closed. (For the most part).

Mask’s on we’re going in!


Okay people, what is it going to take for you all, to simply stay inside.

I know this whole curfew thing, has really thrown a monkey wrench into everyone’s plans in one way or another.

However, our disregard for the global Coronavirus pandemic and it’s protocols as a nation, prove the 24HR national curfew is a necessity, inconvenient or not.

Social distancing has also proven to be an effective measure in curbing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

So please only come out of your homes if it’s an absolute emergency, and please call 311 and register with the RBPF before you depart.

Wear protective gloves and masks while out, and avoid contact with the elderly or those who appear to be sick.

Also avoid areas with high cases of Coronavirus reported. (THE EAST)

So no matter how bored you get at home, or however much you need a cocktail it’s not an excuse to break curfew and possibly risk contracting or spreading COViD - 19.

Stop being selfish we are all in this together and reliant on each other to get through this whole ordeal.

If you think Coronavirus is a game, please google Coronavirus in Britain, China, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States.

If that doesn’t change your perspective nothing wise will.

Now stay inside!


At some point you know ‘irony’ was going to make a cameo in all of this.

No I’m not nitpicking either, before I get into this.

I’m just amazed that despite the PM’s call for a 24HR curfew and social distancing, government agencies such as BPL and the Road Traffic Department have lines comparable to the Israelites leaving Egypt, waiting to pay their light bills and license their cars, in fear of disconnections and traffic tickets.

With all that is going on locally and globally with the Coronavirus, and taking all things into consideration in regards to both BPL and Road Traffic, this rush to collect revenue in this time of crisis is not a good look for the government.

We as consumers have had to exercise the most patience with BPL through load shedding and upgrading and new billing, etc, etc, etc.

They can exercise a bit of patience as consumers try to get their lives in order.

As far as Road Traffic is concerned they have been losing $16 million annually in alleged improprieties for years.

No need to rush to make up for that now during a global pandemic.

In my opinion power disconnections and ticketing vehicles for not being licensed should be suspended temporarily.

Or a grace period established.


Finally I have been a team player in all of this. Gladly accepting all sacrifices I have to make because of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

From the curfews, to losing income, to the liquor stores being closed, to price gouging and so on and so on.

But alphabetical order grocery shopping?

No, no, no, no!

My last name begins with a Z, once we go through the three million Rolles that exist in Nassau alone, coupled with the tons of Smith’s, Thompson’s, Williams and Wong’s there will be nothing left for me and my family!

I fear this alphabetical shopping may kill me long before Corona has a chance to get me!!

My middle name starts with an A, I wonder if that can work?

Until next week, keep your boungies inside, while I figure out how to get into the food store.


Well_mudda_take_sic 3 years, 2 months ago

I needed that good laugh on your position with respect to the alphabet order grocery shopping. Many thanks.


Observer 3 years, 2 months ago

How about A & Z same day; B & Y same day; C & X same day, etc, etc...........?


bogart 3 years, 2 months ago

Totally illegal law for you Mr. Z. .....Really sad and able to buy one of few remaining tissue box to have tissue to dry my eyes at your predicament.....from rapidly getting empty tissues shelf section. Given the well trusted politicians that there are adequate grocery supplies and foreign money reserves to import goods ....you must be seated comfortable.


DDK 3 years, 2 months ago

Empathize entirely with your sentiments, particularly with the alphabet shopping. Looks like Mimmis will be stuck right in the middle getting the ingredients for his stew...


huhwhat 3 years, 1 month ago

I took the writer's advice, google Coronavirus in a list of countries.

I chose two from the list. The country with the most infections in Europe, Italy; wait a minute....Italy is first in something....first time for everything!! I used the below link for my infection count totals: http://www.salute.gov.it/nuovocoronav...">http://www.salute.gov.it/nuovocoronav...

With a total of 88,274 infected, seems like a large number, huge, ghastly are likely adjectives the fear porn pushers at the Tribune would use.

Let's take that number and find a percentage of infection within Italy. The way to calculate a general percentage is take the above number, divide this by the population of Italy; which, according to google, is 60.54 million. Let's do the math 88,274 divided by 60,480,000 equals .001459. Take this number and multiply times 100 to arrive at the percentage of the population in Italy infected which is .1459%. Less than 1/4 of 1% of the population in Italy is infected.

Let us do the same thing for the United States. I will go to www.cdc.gov for the total infected in the US which is: 239,279; again I imagine the fear porn mongers to be coming up with all sorts of exciting adjectives. Let's follow the same procedure and divide this number by the population of the United States which is: 327,200,000. This result is .000731 which, when multiplied by 100 equals .0731. This seems to show that in the US less than 1/10 of 1% of the population is infected.

Why should anyone be worried about this? The simple answer is this should concern someone no more or less than they would normally be concerned in any flu season. The reality is the flu is here like it is every year. People tragically get sick from the flu and even worse yes people die from the flu, but that's all this is.

The writer can dream up all the horrifying scenarios one wants and the mainstream media only too happy to comply with this fabrication, because hey ad revenue; and look at how many people are reading the bird cage lining now.

Unfortunately the numbers don't support your assertions, and before you get started on all the coffin picture porn, I would like to direct you to this article that points out that the picture used is seven years old from a story about a boatload of migrants sinking off Italy in 2013. https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/hea...">https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/hea...

If you are using a fake picture to push your story then your story is fake!

Finally to anyone affected or infected I wish you good health and a speedy recovery, it is after all the flu.


Bobsyeruncle 3 years, 1 month ago

Do the same for road traffic accidents & resulting deaths per country population (or something similar). You will probably come up with a % even lower. However, that doesn't mean you should not take any precautions when driving, does it?


DDK 3 years, 1 month ago

It's all in the perspective huhwhat, there may even be an underlying motive for the coronamania......


DDK 3 years, 1 month ago

Do we know how many persons succumb to influenza or related complications annually in THIS country?


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