4-times-a-day shoppers insult sick and old folks

AS we move ever closer to Passover — now less than two weeks away — even more punitive restrictions imposed by the government have not deterred most of the community who are determined to celebrate the festival as they always have done.

But three or four visits by the same family members to the same shop each day is intolerable — the latest guidance permits just one food-shop for essentials only.

Unfazed, these people will stockpile to the rooftops, creating shortages and giving no thought whatsoever to many older and sick people who have to rely on kindhearted relatives and friends to do their Pesach shopping.

Although most people are adhering to the two-metre social distancing requirement and kids are kept away from the premises, a number of people have witnessed abuse towards the dedicated check-out staff at the supermarkets who at personal risk day in and day out to ensure the wheels keep in motion.

A number of people have also said that they are cancelling Pesach altogether.

Surely, if there ever was a time for the coming of the Moshiach to end this utter misery for the world, he has to come soon.

If not now, then when?

Lewis Fink,

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