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Our Coronavirus Response Is
Making Us Lose Our Humanity

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Posted By: Garnet, 5/23/2020 11:13:46 AM

At my local grocery store this week picking up items to help restock a local pregnancy center, I came across an older man looking distressed at the many options of expensive formula in front of him. I asked if he needed help to find what he was looking for, because I know that can be overwhelming. I’ve got eight kids and have spent many hours doing the same thing. He said he knew what he needed but it was so darn expensive. Yes, it is, I said. He told me he needed to get it for his daughter, who was in town because she lost her job due to the coronavirus.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Garnet 5/23/2020 11:15:26 AM (No. 419710)
Note:Software defaults to author spelling above. Her name is Abby Johnson. I was unable to edit it so it is spelled properly.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: pros7767 5/23/2020 11:42:21 AM (No. 419737)
Thanks for posting OP. A reminder for all of us this Memorial Day weekend. Article puts things in perspective.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander 5/23/2020 11:48:31 AM (No. 419740)
Financial crises caused by arbitrary government dictates reveals the best of humanity and it also reveals the worst of humanity as shown by the blue-state governors. Although it’s been 75 years, the evil of that time never left. It simply waits for another opportunity to manifest itself again with the right conditions. Human nature being what it is, I’m not very optimistic about what’s around the corner.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 5/23/2020 1:40:40 PM (No. 419829)
I am going out to dinner again with some of my friends, others are still too frightened. When I am at a restaurant with waitresses who I have known for years, I now leave bigger tips. Last Friday it was a $20 tip for a $8 meal, and last night, with a waiter that I barely know, a $10 tip for a $9 meal. I can afford a bit of extra generosity after them losing their jobs for two months. This is going my plan for a while at least. I really know that being a good waiter or waitress is not an easy job and doesn't pay a lot, and I appreciate the ones who give good, cheerful service. I normally tip about 30-40% at this restaurant, and have increased that now. They are nice people, and I am happy to do a bit extra for them.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: PCMM 5/23/2020 1:57:07 PM (No. 419847)
Speak for yourself, Karen. Some people have worked their butts off helping others during this period and don’t feel the need to write fictional stories about old men contemplating thievery of baby formula (and crying about it). Good grief.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 5/23/2020 2:03:29 PM (No. 419857)
It's true, when somebody scowls at me for not wearing a mask, I scowl right back and it's more effective because they can see my whole face.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MuncsSister 5/23/2020 2:12:54 PM (No. 419870)
I suggest the next time you are at the store #5, you take a stroll down the formula aisle to see how much a can of formula actually costs. There is a reason why it is locked up with the cigarettes in many stores. Considering how God has clearly worked through Abby Johnson, I believe every bit of that story.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 5/23/2020 2:37:46 PM (No. 419900)
Author is right but I still want to slap maskers.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 5/23/2020 7:12:53 PM (No. 420080)
One online source put the cost of infant formula at between $70 and $150 per month, which works out to $2-$5 per day. Not cheap, but it doesn't seem terribly out of line considering that baby food is in the $1.39 for two packs of 4 oz each. I haven't been really poor in a long time, but when I was, I sometimes bought a few jars of Gerber baby food to make a 50 cents lunch when that was all I had, and it was like 20 cents for fruits and 25 for meats. Not too tasty but I was poor, and I could just eat it out of the jar. That was a long time ago, like 50 years.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/24/2020 12:10:49 AM (No. 420203)
That's a nice story and there are probably more like it. Why isn't his daughter and kids on food assistance ? The old man ?
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