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Essentially Nonessential

Grocery workers are nonessential

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Comment from Alcreator Litt Dear
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This poem speaks the circumstantial changes that brought in your status essential to non-essential, all the grocery staff, in terms of getting vaccine; well said, well done; thanks for sharing this. ALCREATOR

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2021
    Thanks for the great review and wonderful thoughts on this :)
Comment from royowen
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I could never work out why people were hoarding, the manufacturers of toiler paper and hand sanitiser said there was no danger of running out, how selfish can one get? Beautifully written, good to see you back, blessings Roy

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2021
    It took us awhile to get toilet paper and stuff again because Wal Mart and the bigger named companies started offering more money for our trucks. Had they not hoarded no one would have ran out that's for sure. Thanks for the great review and wonderful thoughts :)
reply by royowen on 20-Jan-2021
    Well done
Comment from Bill Schott
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This poem, Essentially Nonessential, is a relevant and interesting take on how people are used and then ignored when the needs are dire. Once the panic subsides, memories fade.

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2021
    They were talking about how busy they were in 1999 as people prepared for 2000 and all the uncertainties people had with this. Though, it's true memories fade, they still stick with us. Thanks for the great review and wonderful thoughts :)
Comment from Anne Johnston
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I understand how you feel. As a senior, who has had to order groceries online and pick up curbside, I would say that the grocery workers have been very essential. It must be hard for the ones in charge to know where to draw the line.

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2021
    I'm sure you're right and it's probably not easy to decide where to draw the line. However, everyone needs food. Food is essential to live. Just my two cents. I'm still bitter about it. Thanks for the great review and wonderful thoughts. Stay safe.
reply by Anne Johnston on 20-Jan-2021
    You are welcome
Comment from Sally Law
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I think everyone's essential so don't even believe this. Everyone's essential to someone. I missing everyone I haven't seen lately on fan story and I wonder where they've been. I'm glad to see you today and hopefully see more of you in the days ahead. You are most definitely essential.
Sending you my best today and blessings always,
Sally XOs....

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2021
    Oh, I'm afraid life always sucks us back in. My friend has had some mental health stuff going and then I needed to take time because her stuff took a toll on me. And then work, and I'm afraid it's the same everytime. However, I do like your take that everyone is essential. I agree 100%
Comment from eliz100
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You have brought an important point. Who is essential? I agree with you that grocery workers are essential. Your poem flows well and tells the story of the pandemic.

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2021
    It's just mind boggling to me. My husband works somewhere else, not a grocery store, but he's been essential all along. We don't have any idea if they took them off the essential list. If I'm off the essential list, then he should be off, right? They sell animal feed which made them essential and they have some people food, but if a store that sells human food isn't essential he can't be, right? It's so confusing and frustrating. Thanks for the great review.
Comment from Joanne Gill
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I totally agree you were essential from the start of the pandemic and your still essential. I agree with your poem I understand your frustration. Well written poem. It's ok to rant.

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 Comment Written 19-Jan-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2021
    Thanks for the great review and wonderful thoughts. Our corporate office isn't taking this well. I might show them this depending on how it goes on here.