In these Coronavirus times of trouble, proof of good fellowship is just around the corner. If not, let’s shop around. (Somewhat sad and somewhat true.)

Stripped Clean.

I thought it was time to do a quick shop,
Down to my local grocer I’d quickly pop,
But when I stepped in, lo and behold
There was scarcely much left to be sold.

No, there was not a lot left of anything,
The shop held naught but a hollow ring,
Dick’s hadn’t been this empty in many a day,
Bare shelves made his an embarrassing display.

No soap spray, no eggs, no milk, no flour, no pasta,
This little shopping trip was looking a major disaster,
No tinned tuna, no baked beans, scarcely a grain of rice
And I wouldn’t buy Dick’s old chicken sushi at any price.

The manager sidled up, whispered in my ear
That because I was a regular customer here
He could offer me an under-the-counter deal,
But his little bargain soon sounded like a steal.

If I wanted a dab of hand sanitiser I was in luck,
For me, a mere twenty bucks, fresh off the truck,
And a one-off offer of a singularly prized toilet roll-
For another twenty, and the promise of a mortal soul.

After two minutes of character assessment, (time well spent,)
I looked him in the shifty eye and out his dark door I went,
It’s wonderful to be reminded that when in times of need
One common thing humanity never runs short of is greed.

 

©Obbverse

6 thoughts on “In these Coronavirus times of trouble, proof of good fellowship is just around the corner. If not, let’s shop around. (Somewhat sad and somewhat true.)

  1. It’s the survival instinct, but transplanted to modern life’s way of hunting and gathering. Instead of making sure you’ve got enough dried buffalo to survive for the immediate future you go off and gather loo rolls. And you make sure your cave has it, sod the other caverns.

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  2. True, all too true. We’ve journeyed from the cave to shopping at Pak’n’Save but that selfish survivalist streak still peeks out from our civilized (face) mask.

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  3. Did you hear about the lovely fellow in Tennessee who bought up 18,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and was selling them for a huge profit (70 bucks in some instances) on ebay and Amazon? Warms the heart, doesn’t it? It certainly warmed up something in the state attorney general, who is now investigating what charges can be brought. (And he has been banned from those two site.)

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