Give thanks to your:
- Council staff
- Supermarket staff
- Emergency staff
Because without these. Where would we be?
I have not witnessed it but have read how colleagues in supermarkets who are doing a dam good job to try and keep their stores stocked, being abused by the public.
Don’t abuse them! They are not the ones that have been panic buying. Those people who have panicked bought, are to blame. And not surprising, to see a photo on the front page of a newspaper today, of an elderly man looking at his shopping list and the shelves are empty. Just how many vulnerable and elderly people are struggling to get what they need because selfish panic buyers bought more than they needed? Supermarkets would not have been in this situation, had people bought sensibly.
I can’t believe that I am witnessing, what I once watched in films. You selfish people have made these films come true, because you strip the shelves bare, not thinking of other people. Then there is you, who abuse staff in supermarkets.
I hope this photo that apparently has gone viral, that I see on today’s front page of the Metro paper shames you, that panic buyed.
Then we have our NHS. These are dedicated staff helping us. They are on the front line. They can’t stay at home in fear of catching this virus. If they did that, we would have no NHS to go to. So I hope you are grateful and I hope you are speaking to them with respect.
Then we have our emergency services. Again, where would be, if we did not have them.
Then there might be some things that are no so obvious, because the way the service is normally delivered has changed or stopped. But because they have changed, or stopped, doesn’t mean they are home putting their feet up. Some will have to work from home, while some like myself still have to go to work.
My job may change in the coming weeks. I don’t know. No one knows. But I won’t be out of a job. I will be doing what is needed of me, if asked. Even if it’s a different role than normal, or temporary at a different place. This is to keep important services running.
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