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We’ve Added a Keyboard

            At a time when we should be supporting our local businesses, especially dining and restaurant establishments, there are people who take to the keyboard and cyber space to do their best to harm what's left of them.

            The restaurant business was hit hard by pandemic regulations.  They only re-opened on Monday to pre-Dec. 18 capacity limitations.  And, it will be some time before they get back to pre-pandemic capacities and services.

            Have you noticed all of the help wanted signs posted in the windows of many local businesses?  New employees must be hired and trained.  That takes time and many businesses need to be open and operating to accomplish it.  Some employees and employers are thrown into a trial-by-fire by having to teach and learn on the job.

            The last thing they need is your social-media blather telling all your "friends" about the bad experiences you had there.

            If you had a bad experience at a local establishment, don't go back – go somewhere else.  Better yet, tell the establishments' manager or owner so they can correct the issue.

            The fact that you continued your visits, were still dissatisfied, and reported multiple bad experiences on social media doesn't speak very highly of your judgement to continue going there.  Posting that on social media is advertising a lack of logic on your part by the continued visits and your disrespect for the business by choosing to damage them rather than help them correct the problem by reporting it to them. 

            Maybe you're afraid to actually talk to people and prefer to hide behind a keyboard.  Shame on you.

            These are local people who work at these local establishments.  Your tongue-wagging could be affecting their jobs.  If you are a supposed local business leader and gossip is the way you judge other businesses, well then, I guess you're not much of a business leader.

            A few of your social media friends may "like" your post and stroke your ego by posting their own agreement in response, but the rest of the community is rolling up their sleeves, opening their wallets, making suggestions, and doing what they can to help, not hurt, local eateries.

            The conduct of some of the "woke" people on social media reminds me of the lyrics of a song originally recorded by Hank Williams, Sr. in 1952 and covered by Dion Dimucci in 1963. 

            The words are: "A tongue can accuse and carry bad news.  Gossip is cheap and it's low.  And, unless you've made no mistakes in your life, just be careful of stones that you throw."

            Well, it's 2021 and the only thing different is that we now added a keyboard to help spread gossip and hate.






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