I get people that expose themselves to the virus willingly. People need to make money. One has to go grocery shopping. People need to exercise. And people want to go to church. Kids want to be in school. Some exposure seems necessary and unavoidable.
I have a friend, he’s a few years older than me. He had a career in telecommunications making decent money. Turns out he hated the industry and 2 decades and 3 DUI’s later he now finds himself with a revoked license, living at home again and working as a peon at Walmart.
He says it is more degrading working there than being in jail. Which I wouldn’t know but he most certainly would. And he’s pissed that the company refuses to disclose when his co-workers get the virus and mysteriously go on leave. No warning, no memo, no acknowledgement at all, just business as usual.
Now…. he knew what kind of company Walmart was before signing up. So I am surprised he would have expected more from them. But he is livid that a company that gives him zero benefits and only pays him minimum wage could put his life on the line so haphazardly; with managers outright lying to employees about it.
I can’t even find words to formulate to tell him. It sucks. It shouldn’t be this way. Corporatism at its finest. Walmart sure does blaze that trail with ferver. But how any of this catches him by surprise I still don’t understand.
I finally got around to the local food bank to drop off bags of empty bottles, food and kids snacks. They were very grateful. I seemed to be the only one dropping off and I had never seen it so busy before on a regular (non holiday event) day.
I have a stash of a few bins of toys I’ve collected over the years. Stuff I pick up cheap at garage sales or blow out store sales. I think I’ll donate them to the food banks gift drive if they are having one this year. I do need to put a few aside for the nieces and nephew, but I know they will get more than enough this year already. So anything I send will be fine.
I really need to get started mailing out my small and few family gifts. I did already send my great aunt in New York the cookies she loves. 6 boxes. She has severe dimentia now and she called me but she didn’t say a single word on the phone. My mother says her speaking is completely unintelligible. So I said hello and told her I loved her. It broke my heart a bit but I know she loves me and that was her way of acknowledging she got them.
The holidays for me are generally always a bit sad, tinged in melancholy. But this year for some reason I feel like I’m on the verge of tears quite often or at least much more than usual and I don’t have my period to blame. Tis the season for some bawling I guess. 2020. It’s a doozy!
I saw the Christmas Chronicles 2 last night. It was cute. I cried twice. I thought it was better than the original and it’s so endearing to know Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel are together in real life too. It adds a cute dimension to the movie as Mr. & Mrs. Klaus and I gotta say he is very handsome and charming in that character. I think he’s by far the best Santa I’ve ever seen. It’s on Netflix if you need some holiday cheer.
It’s just a fun, cheesy Christmas movie but I enjoyed having something new to watch in addition to the standards.
Tree and decorating today. So excited!! Late in the game but we will get there. Woot, woot❣️