Speaking to The Nordly via FaceTime, local woman Laura Brandt gleefully explained the upsides of social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Quarantine is introvert heaven!” Brandt smiled, clutching a cup of tea with both hands, “As a kid, I would often sequester myself in our tree house with just my books. This is kind of like a grownup version of that,” she said, speaking from her fifteenth floor apartment in Loring Park.
The part-time art student reported that, with all classes and campus events cancelled, she has nothing to do other than finally enjoy some “me-time” as opposed to signing-up for the state’s new unemployment insurance.
“A lot of restaurants are offering some great delivery deals right now, which is great for an introvert like me,” said Brant, completely unaware of the risk delivery drivers face on the job, “I don’t have to expend all that energy on interaction—I can just get my Thai food and binge shows all night.”
“We’re in kind of a renaissance when it comes to streaming content,” she added on the same day Minnesota reported over 235 confirmed COVID-19 cases, “it’s actually nice to have so much time to really absorb these stories.”
Not wanting to sound unsympathetic, Brandt noted, “I mean, I’ve had to make some sacrifices, too. My yoga tour to India this month is cancelled.”