reply to post by fnpmitchreturns
My youngest son worked at Target a few years back............he quit the day after Black Friday.
He said that he watched three women tear at each other's hair and face, punch each other out and "went nuzo" all over the last super great toy.
Now, imagine three families that haven't eaten in four/five days and one last can of corn.
Most people are good BUT put someone, anyone in a do or die situation and many (not all) will do stuff they never thought they would do.
Americans in particular, even the poorest of us still are use to living way better than say the people in many parts of Africa.
My niece and nephew both joined the Peace Corps and learned what it was like to have to walk three miles to get a couple jugs of water, no toilet
, no central heat
, not worrying about your gaining weight but simply not losing so much you starve............etc.
Right now, if you are reading this, you have access to a PC, central heat, a warm soft bed, cable, more than enough food (hopefully), you will get to
take a nice hot shower with sweet smelling soap.
Be thankful............these are the good old days.
Remember and treasure them. Don't take the small stuff fore granted.
The smell of coffee
A warm muffin
Your favorite soap or shower gel that smells so nice
A clean soft towel
Your wooly socks
Pamper diaper wipes (not just for babies)
That hot shower
That warm bowl of oatmeal
That jar of body butter
Your after shave or bottle of perfume
A safe house with locks on the door so you can sleep knowing you are safe
A flush toilet
Being able to turn on a faucet and having as much clean, fresh water as you want.
Be thankful because one day we all may turn around and find that our luck has run out.
Hopefully not, but ya never know.
edit on 17-2-2012 by ofhumandescent because: (no reason given)