It is hard to avoid anything that is NOT COVID-19 related these days.
Here is Australia the response to the pandemic had been chaotic and haphazard at best, contradictory, conflicting, and illogical at worse. So all services with the exception of essential services are closed, but who would’ve guessed bottle shops (liquor shops), beauty salons and hair dressers are classified as essential services– yes these can stay open. WTF.
When closure of the state borders were announced late last weekend hubby decided to beat the dateline to border closures and fly back into work before they close. A bit like in Southeast Asia when Malaysia announced impending border closures, those working in Singapore beat the dateline and got back into work before the borders closed. Same idea. This is not to say that I am completely happy with the decision (because who knows how long the borders will remain closed – China after all locked down Wuhan for weeks and weeks), but we probably need the money. More so during times like this when I myself is not even sure if I will still have a job next week.
So when I dropped hubby off at the airport 3 days ago on Monday, I noticed it wasn’t quite as quiet as I expected: there was still a steady stream of people and cars. I am not sure whether the airport is still as busy today as it was on Monday given we just beat the dateline to West Australia border closure, and people may have been trying to do the same.
In any case after I dropped him off at the airport I decided to take advantage of the fact I am already near the DFO factory outlet mall to indulge in some last minute panic buying, you know, before we are all confined to home like those poor New Zealanders. The DFO looked rather quieter than usual, probably a reflection of everyone being across the road queuing for toilet paper at Costco (yes the queue for Costco stretched around the outside of the store!), which translate into a pleasant enough shopper experience, if only the sales and discounting were sharper!
In any case I did not leave the factory outlet mall empty-handed though, for I managed to get myself Heidi Klum Intimates ‘Sofia’ bra (similar here on sale at Myer)– this one in blue and one in black/ purple.
Readers of my blog will recall I bought my first Heidi Klum Intimates ‘Sofia’ bra at the same DFO factory outlet mall last year – well I fell in love with it! It manages to achieve the impossible for any bra: Not only is the bra pretty to look at, it also provides enough lift to give my breasts a pert shape under my dresses, and also at the same time manages to achieve the impossible of being comfortable enough to wear all day long!
Needless to say I was happy to add 2 new ones to my lingerie cupboard!
Now if only I can find toilet paper to buy…