Why It's Not A Good Idea To Open Businesses Back Too Soon?
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|Are you having trouble explaining to some of your friends why it is not a good idea to immediately flip back to normalcy in the wake of a pandemic outbreak?
We feel your pain. Announcing a new series called, "Logical Arguments For Sociopaths"... a way to explain the value of empathy to those who seem unable to find it in their personal interests to give a shit about anybody else.
In this installment we tackle the question:
WHY IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA TO OPEN BUSINESSES BACK UP TOO SOON?
We won't bore you with all the liberal conspiracy nonsense about giving a damn about whether people live or die. You've heard it before, and it doesn't affect you, right? So what logical arguments might make more sense?
IF YOU OPEN UP, YOUR BUSINESS WILL STILL BE CRIPPLED.
Since you're one of them "mavericks" that is willing to be bold and jump right back to normalcy, you might bring in a little bit of revenue, but the sad fact is, a bunch of losers who are overly concerned with killing innocent people, are still unwilling to patronize your business. You will still probably have the same expenses, but your income will be a lot less. It may even be that you lose more money staying open than if you had pretended to care, and followed experts' advice to continue quarantining.
Even if you're right about being a safe time to re-open, you probably won't be very successful. Until more fancy-school-lernin so-called "experts" weigh in, a huge percentage of the people won't be out and about.
IF YOU'VE MADE A MISTAKE IN OPENING TOO SOON, THINGS WILL BE EVEN WORSE.
In the off chance there is another increase in outbreaks, then everything resets again, including more quarantines, harsher restrictions and more serious penalties for those who ignore the dictates.
Also, you're going to be immortalized as someone who screwed up, and people are going to remember.
The cost/benefit for trying to open too soon, doesn't look very favorable for you.
IS "GOING BACK TO NORMAL" REALLY A GOOD BUSINESS MOVE IN THE FIRST PLACE?
You love the "free market" right? You despise welfare and handouts. You just want things "back to normal." That sounds great in theory, but this only really works if there's a reliable vaccine and a way to effectively get it delivered. And virtually everybody feels that's at least a year or two away.
So there is no "normalcy" really possible despite your Prayers™. (And let's not forget, your God created Covid-19, or at least the Chinese who fabricated it along with the lizard people who funded it from their secret department within the Federal Reserve). So this idea that you can just open back up and be 'back to normal' isn't likely.
MEANWHILE, there are all these other businesses that are doing something interesting called "pivoting" -- Instead of complaining that their lives are over, they're adapting and coming up with creative, alternate ways to run their business and generate revenue, even within the confines of liberty-stealing public health rules!
Why waste time waving overpriced, over-railed assault weapons at city hall demanding the impossible, that things should go "back to normal?" Your fellow competitors are coming up with cool, new ideas and ways to conduct commerce while you're screaming on the capital steps. Not sure that's going to work out great for you.
So as you can see... this really isn't about "saving people"... it's about saving yourself. Be careful what you wish for.