Oh, The Shame Of It!

My fellow Americans have once again shown they think of nothing but themselves unless they can squeeze out a media clip to make them look magnanimous. Hospitals and clinics have no masks, gowns, gloves, or other PPE to give them the protection they need to administer medical help to the infected. Nurses, techs and doctors go home to spread the virus to their loved ones after spending the day trying to contain and treat it.

I went to the supermarket today because my carton of milk was waning , and I used the last of my yellow onions to make some pasta carbonara sans bacon (cuz there ain’t none). I can’t believe the human locust attack that my local big chain supermarket had withstood. Shelf after shelf was bare. No rice, no sugar, no pasta, no canned soups, no nothin’.

No Toilet paper is a given. No bottled water is a given. These are the 2 major items that the human locusts have targeted. Their creed is: Never mind that we all need TP. Let the last in line do without. If the public water supply be sabotaged, so be it. We’ve got our bottles.

I’m not a religious man, but maybe we should take heed. Mathew 20:16 prophesied it as: So the last shall be first, and the first last. Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a Changin'” echoed the same thought.

So my curse upon the human locusts is thus: May the Apocalypse descend upon those that deserve it. A garage flooded by a broken sewer pipe would make that stash of TP very questionable. Maybe even more toxic than the COVID-19 virus. If the rice is spared, try wiping yourself with handfuls of that. Otherwise, let the sludge seep into it.

Please, please! Just take what you need for now and let others have what they need for now. It’s not like the factories are going to disappear or the truckers are going to call it quits. Things will return to normal. Hopefully, the people will, too.

About Bill Mosca

Programmer, Database Engineer in the Healthcare Industry. Humorist by avocation.
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5 Responses to Oh, The Shame Of It!

  1. crystal says:

    Thanks, Bill. I’ve heard this will go on into the summer and maybe beyond 😦 My heart goes out to all who are suffering, to all whose companies have temporarily closed their doors, and those who will lose their homes because their job is gone and now they can’t pay the bills.

    Thanks to all the care workers and other essential jobs that willingly come into contact and take chances to get sick themselves. While masks won’t protect them except to keep them from touching their mouth and nose to catch it, it could help prevent them from spreading it.

    I was in the grocery store a few days ago to get a few items I really need — they were completely out of what I primarily went there for. So many empty shelves, I’ve never seen it like that!

    I was surprised at what the man in front of me was buying/hording … hundreds of dollars for pop tarts and other snacks like potato chips, fritos, and cheese puffs — from what I saw, he had no real food! I don’t generally buy things like that so the only thing that bothered me was that he could. Staples like milk, eggs, and bread were limited to 2, but other items weren’t. Not that I like that idea either, since 2 isn’t enough if you only shop occasionally, but at least don’t let someone stock up on boxes and boxes, and bags and bags, and wipe out the shelves for whoever might come next.

    Big foot tap to ya!

    kind regards,


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