My dad was bitching about all the stuff being closed, and how as far as pandemics go this one’s pretty wimpy. Then started complaining about Garcetti and Newsom’s measures in a way that made me know exactly which talk radio show he’s been listening to. His first example of government being stupid, overstepping, and hurting small businesses was LA closing nail salons. First of all, I had no idea my dad was so emotionally invested in nail salons. Secondly, uh, YEAH that would be a closed business. Kind of close quarters, plus I imagine a lot of the employees’ lungs aren’t in the best shape from the chemicals they breathe daily, so not a great COVID situation. I do feel bad for the businesses, but this is exactly the sort of situation where government aid should step in. At least my disagreement shut him down, but Uuugghhh. He used to be a biologist, ffs. He should know better. Also, my dad worked with chemicals for years, is overweight, and nearly 70. YOU are exactly the sort of person these measures are meant to protect, dude.