Thankful 2022

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“It’s that time of year again. As I write this, the US Thanksgiving holiday approaches and many of us take stock of just what we’re thankful for. I recently ran into a situation that summarizes my biggest ‘thankful’ takeaway from 2022: A crowded Walmart. As in REALLY crowded. Uncomfortably crowded. ‘Please let me out of here’ crowded. No, I don’t like shopping, nor am I fond of packed crowds in stores. In fact, for a few years in the early 2000s, I suffered a PTSD-like effect. I just couldn’t tolerate it and simply fled more than once. But this is 2022, and crowded stores mean that the COVID-19 pandemic panic is over. I couldn’t wait to get out of that Walmart, but not because everyone’s face was covered and everyone was WORRIED sick about the possibility of GETTING sick.” (11/22/22)