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I was disgusted to see a video of the staff at a local general store (that we frequent!) serving a man who LICKED his money before giving it to them. Licked it, wiped it on his shirt, and dropped it. Because they were using a container for cash payments (so the money could be sanitised before being handled by staff). And let me tell you, with all the things running through my head at the moment I saw that video, the loudest was what gives YOU the right?

What gives YOU the right?

This is a grown man. He was only inconvenienced in the slightest of slight ways. But there he goes, endangering the health, if not the lives, of these workers. I don’t care what your position on the rules and regulations of the lockdown is. In fact, I don’t care about your approach to healthcare, germs or community transmission at all. Nothing gives you the right to behave this way.

Imagine what he would have done if, in retaliation, that staff members licked his freshly purchased loaf of bread? Why does one set of rules apply to you and another set entirely apply to the rest of us? The short version is IT DOESN’T, and we need to call out this kind of entitlement wherever we see it. In others, in ourselves and especially in those who we give a free pass to. The time for passes is done. Enough is enough. Keep your tongue to yourself and respect the people around you. You know, the ones working throughout all of this so you can buy your bread and milk?

Who did not sign up for your shit.

Just stop and think for a moment about someone else. It’s not complicated. And I assure it, it requires you giving up none of your loosely held ideas of right and wrong. If this guy had looked up for a moment, he would have seen a person, just doing their best, and making the best of a bad situation.

We all need to look up and see more.

Before I go, let me just say one thing. I don’t know about you, but there is no way I’d be licking money. Right? Ummm I hope my dude, enjoys eating those germs, let’s hope he doesn’t get sick. Wouldn’t THAT be ironic? Jerk.