It’s obvious that our readers are more intelligent and better looking than the average Joe or Jane; it stands to reason, then, that they’re also quite generous. With that said, I’d like to ask y’all to give some thought—if you haven’t already—to those in need.
The missus and I are both pretty lucky. We still have jobs, and we’re somehow able to work together in the same house without committing manslaughter. But we’ve also managed to convince ourselves that, since getting takeout once a week during this pandemic is around twice our usual frequency, it’s really more of an act of charity toward various Spokane restaurants than it is a treat for us. (Tonight, by the way, is De Leon tacos.)
Today I was reminded that there’s a whole nother group of people who can’t just offer pickup or curbside services. Barbers, hairdressers, tattoo artists…like a lot of folks, they haven’t been able to work for going on six weeks now. The difference, though, is because they’re generally self-employed, there’s not a lot of help available for them from either the state or the federal government. So reach out to one of them. Send dinner. Pay a bill. Contribute to their GoFundMe—or start one.
Things will get back to normal. But it’s going to be a rough go. In the meantime, let’s see if we can help each other out.