Thankful and Grateful

Thankful and Grateful
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Despite the way it looks, this is a time to be thankful and grateful.

Right now, in the midst of yet another Covid-19 Delta strain caused lockdown, many peple are out putting their lives on the line to keep essential services like supermarkets open.

I’ve seen some shameful things happening in supermarkets.

We ought to be more thankful and grateful.

What teenage supermarket worker deserves to be abused because the shop has run out of milk, or toilet paper, or pasta? Is that part-time checkout kid responsible for ordering the supplies?

What right do “you”, a supposedly mature and responsible adult, to threaten that child’s safety? Over something they have absolutely no control over?

You should be thankful and grateful that someone else is out there while “you” shelter safely at home. “You” don’t need to leave the house for anything, because “you” have a job that lets you work from home.

“You” should also be thankful and grateful that “you” can have hot food delivered to your door by poorly paid people who have no choice but to leave the house because they need the money. As well as “your” on-line shopping parcels, many of which are still packed and delivered by people. Who have no choice but to leave their homes. For the income.

And if “you” shouldn’t leave your house, because you’re required to quarantine or self-isolate, what gives you the right to put the lives of others at risk for your selfish desires? Not just your friends and family, but your community. And that poor kid at the supermarket.

And everyone else who shops there.

I find it gobsmacking that anyone at all could be that selfish.

“You” should be thankful and grateful, that not everyone is as selfish as you.


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