Anyone else seeing various businesses offering freebies for so called “essential workers”, usually something like a cup of coffee or a sandwich?
If you’re law enforcement, or medical personnel, or military, show your id & get a free (whatever). Well, I’m medical personnel, and I’m done with it.
First time I saw the offer at a convenience market while putting gas in the car, I thought that’s nice; showed my id & got a coffee. Second time, also after getting gas, made the same coffee choice.
This morning I thought about one, but then thought what is it I’m doing that’s so special to earn one? How is my job choice any more special or valuable than any other? Many of these so called “nonessential businesses” give some benefit to someone and put food on the table for the owner.
Why is it right for me to grab a free food or coffee while someone whose small business is shuttered due to circumstances beyond their control may end up seeking assistance in a food bank? Someone else in one of those professions wants that freebie, have at it.
The whole designation of “essential” and “inessential” businesses reminds me of that famous line by George Orwell. We’re all equal, but some of us are more equal than others.