I am about to leave San Francisco after arriving on Friday afternoon. I come here to speak to a large real estate investment group 4 times a year but this one was different. We went into town Friday afternoon and I was shocked at how empty the streets were. The line for the cable car turnaround at Powell and Market which is usually a wraparound had only 30 people waiting. When we went to dinner at La Mar, instead of being packed with people waiting only about 20% of the tables were occupied. When I spoke at the meeting on Saturday only about 200 people showed up with over 300 no shows. Hands were not shaking, and very few were hugging. Instead of being asked about the frequency of tornadoes in Oklahoma I was asked if the virus had reached out state. The world has changed since this outbreak started and maybe if was foolish for me to go but are we going to hide in fear or live our life? Yes, caution is a welcome idea and one has to hope that the government will step up in a crisis like government was designed to do. Let's also hope this doesn't reach pandemic proportions like the Spanish Flu achieved. But when medical specialist end statements with good luck to all of us it gives me pause. So I will live my life but with caution, I will work to be even more caring about others because we should bond together even more, and yes, I wish everyone good luck as I think about walking those almost empty streets.
Patricia Feager, MBA, ...
Flower Mound, TX
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