Already the 5th week of the Bavarian exit restriction. The COVID-19 column becomes an involuntary cross-country skier. In some places, the country feels like a crisis area. The hardware stores are a typical example. My preferred market, which is part of a large chain, is fully prepared for the pandemic. The entrance on one side of the building and the exit on the other. In between there are long one-way streets leading to the ticket offices.
Shopping carts are compulsory and the carts are disinfected again at the entrance. Right in the middle of it all are the people, equipped with all kinds of face masks, rushing through corridors. A scenario like from a third-rate war film. Hard-core people take it sportily. I discover that I am not one of them. Visits to the hardware store, I plan, are a thing of the past once it has to be set up.
The hardware store does everything right, it is exemplary, without a doubt. The concept thought out, but the question is what do I want to do to myself. The crisis is having an impact. One of them is that we buy in a more coordinated way. More local, more thoughtful, maybe more sustainable. Giving preference to small shops that have the firm intention of only buying books in the nearest town and no longer on the Internet. The spontaneous "I'll go over to Edeka again quickly" is a thing of the past. The result? It's actually positive. The appreciation for food is increasing, the household waste we produce is decreasing. The family lives more consciously.
Not everything is taken for granted.
What about our cars and the workshops? How secure is the supply of spare parts? One of the topics on the blog for the next week, already specifically in my fleet. My aero is weak. No more coolant, probably a leak in the system. Sure, it's getting warmer, one of the old trolls always draws attention to himself. A full yard at Saab Service Frankfurt. You still had time for my Saab. Fresh coolant and contrast to find the leak. Because climate protection also applies to an old car. The service and the commitment of the employees remain high. Despite Corona.
Yes Frankfurt. That's where Saab lives. I take the chance and move a very special 900 and collect even more narrative material for the blog. The people of Frankfurt offer more than enough of it. But, to stay with the Corona topic, everything is under the sign of the virus.
The repair acceptance disappears behind a distance solution, in the small office there is space for only one customer. Everywhere signs that indicate the minimum distance. Respirators have been ordered because the extensive guild catalog to protect customers and employees from COVID-19 will apply from Monday.
What's as cool as saab
We are starting the 6th Corona week, with the hope of further discipline and keeping our distance from everyone. Even if it is difficult and a bit annoying. Only in this way can there be rapid relaxation and life becomes more normal. But I liked one thing this week. The WordPress system on which the blog is based throws anonymized search terms under which we can be found on a daily basis. Everything is under that. Saab model year 2020, where are Saabs built, where can you buy them. All questions, the answer of which I would also like to know.
The best search of the week? Here you go!
"Which car brand is as cool as Saab?"
I would be curious to hear from Google or Siri.