> punkrock randy Wrote:
> That’s true, lotta kids shitting at home, but I’m sure the main
> motivator is sheer retardation. The same reason they made so many kids
> in the first place. People need to find a middle ground and quit
> overreacting. It’s an issue but our reactions are dictating how bad this
> can turn out. At least Don can now admit it’s an issue since his oompa
> loompah colored leader says it’s so.
I have to agree with this, this IS a very serious issue, no doubt, but the knee jerk reactions are as contagious as the virus, where if everyone tightened the belt a little the mad rush is not necessary, and only serves to see that the most vulnerable are left behind and have the hardest time getting what they need. Last time I was in Target, I saw an older woman in a wheelchair kind of "stuck" behind 3 carts that were left in an isle, there were so many people streaming by her, she could not get into the flow of traffic, do you know no one was offering to help her, all phone in face rushing by...wtf, I got in the way and moved the carts so she could be on her way, so many when confronted with crisis become even more selfish than usual. :/ On a positive note, I belong to a group called nextdoor? Just started on it a month ago, kind of a community board on-line, and on there there are a lot of people offering help/taking food and money/grocery gift cards to people on government assistance with kids suddenly at home and can't afford to feed them, older people who don't drive and can't get to the stores etc, going to be doing some of that myself this Friday when I get paid, I mean come on, we are all going to be old & infirm someday, have a heart, you would want help if you needed it? I brought cat litter and food to my neighbor across the street who doesn't drive, it is just little stuff that if everyone did a little bit we could all get through event's like this with much less stress. Be aware of the situation, but also breathe, be rational. If you have any extra of anything, time money, a car, share with someone who needs help. Besides thinking of/doing for others keeps you from being glued to the tv getting worked up about the government/the disease stuff you can't do anything about, you can make life easier for one person, do that and you have done your part.