Update : Yup it's the MCO for Selangor again starting tomorrow 13-01-2021 until 26-01-2021. I still haven't lost my last MCO weight (5 kilos, cilaka) and this time round I must betul-betul impose Mouth Control Order.
Our Prime Minister is expected to make an announcement today on the measures to be taken by the government to mitigate the sharp spike in Covid-19 infections.
When I got the news, I was like, I hope there is no run on the supermarkets at the weekend. After all, we have gone through this before and even back in March 2020 when the Movement Control Order (MCO) was first implemented, there was no shortage of food (or toilet paper).
Surely, we would all take it very calmly and not panic. Well, I was wrong.
On Saturday, I told my partner that as a precaution, we should go to Aeon extra early on Sunday just in case there is a crowd. When we got there before 10:00 am, we saw that a line had already formed outside the basement entrance.
Usually, we are the first ones there (ever since the Covid-19 case at 1 Utama) and that morning there were about 20 people ahead of us.
The supermarket which had until recently been rather quiet and very pleasant to shop in was abuzz with people. Lots of people. Aiya. They behave as if the world will end tomorrow, remarked my partner.
No one seemed concerned about physical distancing (as usual, never learn, never care) and I was literally dodging people like bullets that morning.
I was super annoyed by those who were strolling slowly and taking their own sweet time, blocking the aisles without a care in the world.
I quickly darted around to pick my things and in my haste, I forgot to buy one or two items. My partner abandoned a head of broccoli because the queue at the weighing station was impossible.
It was so hard to navigate the floor to pick up items from my grocery list because in every direction, there were people blocking the way.
While waiting for my partner to pick up a bag of rice, I took refuge between two chillers. That spot was perfect to stay away from people.
We were not fast enough to make it to the payment counters before others did and had to wait for quite some time in the queue.
Let's wait for the PM's announcement and see what is in store for us. I expect that it won't be an MCO like before but more a CMCO that is very much stricter. I guess I am cancelling Chinese New Year. Haiz..