It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. It has been an eventful week as we all mentally prepare for at least another month of staying at home.
I have been doing the grocery shopping and instead of going to big box store that offers online ordering and curbside pick-up, I have been shopping at the same neighborhood store I have been shopping at for the last 35 years.
There hasn’t been any toilet paper on the shelves for a while now. We were down to our last few roles when I went to the store early Tuesday morning. The shelves where the toilet paper used to be were empty.
When I got to the check out line I asked the cashier if she knows when some might come in. She had two cases of toilet paper that had just come in and let me buy an 8 pack.
I thanked her and in talking to her learned that she doesn’t have paid sick leave or any benefits through her employer.
The reason food remains affordable for me is because the grocery store pays her less and keeps her part-time and without benefits.
I will continue to shop at my neighborhood store for as long as I can and for as long as they stay open. The store is important to the neighborhood.