I agree with you 100%. Well said, brother.
I posted this on the Tactical Life thread this morning, I think it applies here also.
Mike Pannone said it best:
Say thank you … a little verbalized appreciation means a lot to those currently shouldering the thankless burden during these trying times. Every time I go to the grocery store, Home Depot, the auto parts store or sign for a package from UPS, I say “thanks for showing up to work. You’re the ones holding it all together and at least you’ll hear it from one person today … thank you for showing up.” I said that to a young girl bagging my groceries yesterday and she stopped, looked at me with big tearful, glassy blue eyes and said "thank you for saying that … I needed to her something nice today.
" he’s taking 1000%+ higher risk than we are, all while some old, self-entitled a-hole with a truck-stop “I Served” hat on gives her a ration of shit for putting the cheese with the frozen corn. (that’s a true story) Whatever is still on the shelves is there because people you don’t know and (be honest with yourself) sometimes look down on, are standing in the breach … because regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, education and socioeconomic status, they are good and decent people and they are what make America great…and in times of trouble and strife, they step up and make all the difference.*
******“But who now is more important than the trucker who drives 12-hours straight to deliver toilet paper to Costco? Or the mid-level manager of Target who calibrates supply and demand and is on the phone all day juggling deliveries before his store opens? Or the checker at the local supermarket who knows that the hundreds of customers inches away from her pose risks of infection, and yet she ensures that people walk out with food in their carts?”
The Virus is Not Invincible, But It’s Exposing Who’s Irreplaceable
And taking it one step further: If this hasn’t exposed the incompetence of our government: local, state, and especially, federal, I honestly don’t know what will. The Congressional, Senatorial, and Executive branches of our government should hang their heads in shame.