posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 11:01 PM
I may have given you a star and flag, but I do not agree with this.
A few stores around here have begun to let Seniors and some high risk people start to go in at eight oclock so they can get their supplies before the
other shoppers come in to lower their risk of getting exposed and allowing them to get more of the foods they need for their diet, that would be a
better solution than rationing.
The Senior center here also has curbside lunches and now are trying breakfast for older people, that way they can call and order and they can bring it
to your car. The same thing could be done for higher risk individuals that are younger. They charge for their meals, six bucks for a good lunch is
all they charge, the wife and I used to go occasionally down there to meet people we know.
Rationing never works well, because the foods you are allowed may not be what you need. Young people eat foods that old people cannot eat anymore.
But you cannot discriminate either.
The stores here will be doing more of this now, it is also cleaner because they have reduced hours and more cleaning and restocking hours. Maybe in
the cities it might be necessary, but around here they have a limit on toilet paper now in many stores. If people would have stocked up earlier, this
would not have been a problem, half the people would only need to buy a few things to fill in till this blew over. I filled my pantry and I will be
supplying anything my daughters and their families need if I have it, but it will be expensive to restock, I am hoping not to lower my stock too low
or we will not be able to restock easily.
People looked at people who stocked as paranoid nuts, thinking that they were being crazy, but I never paid attention to them, stocking saved us
money, we just have things in rotation, things we eat on a regular basis. Being prepared was the boy scout motto, at least we got to finally use our
pantry in an emergency, we do not have to be taking away food from those who need it now.
People should know that there are many possible situations that they should be prepared for, but you need to assess risk, prepare for things that are
most likely to happen, not something with a low threat. There has always been a risk of a pandemic, if you are not smart enough to figure that out,
you deserve to be in a line waiting for food. We are not hoarders, we are preppers, if a big emergency does happen, I would try to feed some people
if they were decent people, those who came to rob me would be chewing on lead. The strange thing is that some of the people who run things in
communities are the worst people when something goes wrong, they are entitled and think they deserve things they do not deserve.