I used to love to watch the old TV series, The Twilight Zone. The guy with the cool, deep voice would introduce the show each week and I would be all ears. They had the weirdest ideas for episodes. I think I lived through one today.
Although I don't remember hearing Rod Serling voicing my episode from this morning, I can hear him now in that rich, deep voice saying, "It should have been a normal day, but no, where were the people?"
You see, I had to drive in to Atlanta this morning for a yearly CT Scan at Emory Hospital. So, I left a bit early, knowing full well that Atlanta traffic can be a bit dicey at times. I hit the freeway heading south and...nothing. Very few cars. I looked around to make sure no one was hiding in my blind spot, but no one was even in my lane. It got even weirder after that.
I made it all the way downtown with little to no traffic and reached the dreaded exit at Georgia Tech. This is where merging traffic entering the highway crosses in front of the cars exiting. Usually, the ambulances and police cars just cue up there to cart away those that fail to navigate this treacherous stretch of road. Today, no one. Not a soul.
I made it to the hospital and as I enter the building, I go through a screening, temp taken, and questions asked. The building itself seemed oddly deserted.
I rode up to my floor in an elevator...all by myself. That has never happen before in the hospital's history. I checked. At this point I am thinking everyone got taken and I was the only one left. I walked out into the area I need to be in and was escorted back early by a smiling nurse. Everyone was in a good mood since NO ONE was around. In and out in 15 minutes. And no traffic back home. I can hear the twilight music playing in the back ground. This Covid thing has truly re-made the world into a strange and scary place.
Be careful out there.