While Zih Stands Still

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 14:48 (293 days ago)

There are also a lot of rumors going around about forced closings of hotels that simply aren't true. The Embarc, Villa del Sol and Club Med have closed of their own volition. Others will likely follow suit when they have zero guests

Streets remain mostly empty downtown. Very few businesses are open and few people are out and about. The response has been pretty good by Mexicans. I wish I could say the same for the foreigners who are here. We had an incident last evening while dining out with a drugged drunk gringo kid all tattooed and shirtless and coughing and trying to impress anyone who would listen to him. His mommy needs to cut off his allowance so he'll have to go home.

Locals are trying to figure out how we'll eat with no income. Lots of neighbors are already helping each other, and I suspect that's how we'll all be getting by for a while, at least until the end of April. We have to be careful shopping because some stores are jacking up prices. Yes, when demand is down it means locals will raise their prices. No Adam Smith economics here.

Saw some fishermen bring in a monster pez vela last night that would've won a vehicle at the fishing tournament that's been cancelled. Figures.

The price of gasoline is way down but there's nowhere to go. The joke's on us.

No children, no laughter, no commotion at the school. Streets deserted when they should be bustling.

Just 2 weeks ago we were enjoying a booming tourist season.

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