The past two years have been very unpredictable. It started with a shutdown of society due to Covid-19 almost two years ago (March 15, 2020 – my birthday lol). Since then people have become more content to stay home, jobs have become remote (and some will continue to be remote) and the whole essence of our lives is different.
We never thought twice about going shopping, to a movie, a concert or a big family party. Now we need to know if people are vaccinated, how many people will be there and so on.
And to top it off, we have a new world of shopping, inflation and availability of products. Last year, I went to ten dealerships to lease a car. Some just told me there weren’t any. I eventually found my car but continue to hear stories from friends who cannot find a car or who have to wait months for one.
Then, the ultimate screwing is the inflation going on right now. Who gives a company the right to almost double the cost of their products? With the high unemployment rates we are looking at more people going hungry. I was never a conservative shopper but find myself coming home from food shopping in an angry mood. Recently retired and on a fixed income, I cannot justify spending the prices they are asking for. Not only food but laundry detergent, hair care products, and the list goes on and on. I pray that this will end soon.
Yes, people are benefitting from the crazy real estate market but what about everyone else? What about families on a budget, trying to make ends meet and fee their families? Will they be reduced to buying less healthy products for their families because of the crazy inflated prices we are seeing.
This cannot continue. Our leaders gave people stimulus money and then basically took double and triple back. What kind of a society do we live in? A society that is run by people who don’t care about the people living in this society. Well, it will cause the people in this society to not respect their government, people who run it and this will cause many unsettling problems.
I am thankful that the pandemic is calming down and less people are dying. I am grateful that people are able to work from home and be with their families. But I am not grateful for the people running our lives and making it difficult to do even the simple things like buy food, household supplies and even enjoy life. Gas prices are through the roof so even an Uber has tripled in cost. Will it ever end?
Please share your thoughts on what’s happening now and how it affecting people you love. God bless us all!