Stay Healthy and Compassionate
Stay Healthy and Compassionate
We are facing a major crisis around the world right now. Before I start with my story. Let me first send my thoughts and prayers to anyone who has contracted the virus and especially to the families that have lost someone to it.
This virus is causing a lot of damage and hardship all over the world. It is causing not only health issues but economic issues as well. I am not an expert on the topic like some people on social media are. You know the ones I am talking about. They are the same experts on every other issue as well, especially politics. My only advice is to educate yourself on the virus every way you can.
In my opinion, in any crisis situation two of the biggest casualties are common sense and compassion. This crisis has definitely proven that to be true. So for your reading pleasure, let’s talk about a few examples.
A lady in the checkout line demanded the cashier wash his hands because he touched his face while ringing up her groceries. He told her he couldn’t leave but he did put on a little hand sanitizer. She then proceeded to use the touch pad on the debit/credit card pad and had the cashier hand her cash back out of the till.
A grocery store that offers a Buy 5/Save $5 deal on cleaning products. The only problem is there is a limit of three. Now I’m all in favor of putting a limit on high demand products to stop the greedy hoarders. Just take down the “Buy 5/Save$5” sign is all I’m saying.
A group of young adults in Kentucky held a Coronavirus party and at least one of them had tested positive for the virus. I’m sorry if this sounds insensitive, but I think this is a good example of God thinning the herd. There’s wasn’t anything saying the appetizers were Tide Pods, but if I were a betting man I’m all in on that one.
One of the things that bothers me is the people who aren’t really experiencing any symptoms, but decide they need to be tested right away. There’s enough information out there telling people about the limited supply of kits and how the priority list needs to work. But some people feel their life is more valuable than anyone else’s.
My next frustration is with our government. Instead of working together in this crisis to get the American people a stimulus package, it’s more important to fund programs that have nothing to do with it. It’s more important to vote against anything if it’s not perceived as their program. Their top priority is to stay in power, not help the people who put them there.
By far the least compassionate people are the greedy hoarders. I completely understand stocking up on necessary items. But when the crisis first started and there were no limits, some of these people grabbed up everything they could. I understand the need to stock up, but when you have enough to last you for five years, and other families have to go without that’s not right. When you bought out all the baby wipes and don’t have a baby, doesn’t I bother you to think there’s little babies going without because of you? And to the people that bought supplies only to turn around and sell them at ten times the price, enjoy your front row seat in Hell. I’m, sorry, but that really angers me.
Now these are a few cases of negative behavior, but I maintain this is not a proper characterization of who we are as a community and a country. People are going out of their way to help the elderly and disadvantaged in their community. People are sharing what they have with the families that need the help. This is what the majority of people are doing and another great example of the things I am grateful for. Thanks for reading.
Next week: April Fools 2020
P.S. I get it! It’s not that I don’t have friends, I’ve been practicing social distancing. High School makes much more sense now.