Not Really Productive

I am a little at a loss.
We have had a ‘Freedom’ convoy of truckers and their supports roll across the country slowing down truckers who are still doing their jobs as well as others travelling or attempting to get around their cities to protest Covid mandates. This convoy has made its way from the West coast to Ottawa; the Capital of Canada.
They have done a lot for their cause:
-Blocking crossings at the border.
-Dancing upon the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (These are the remains of a Canadian soldier who fought and died in World War One. His remains were brought to Canada and placed in the tomb to symbolize all the Canadians who have fought and died in the cause of Freedom but never returned home)
-Using Terry Fox’s statue as though he would stand for what these ‘Freedom’ fighters are calling for. (Terry Fox is a national hero and treasure. He was running across Canada to raise money and awareness of cancer in the ’80’s. We still do runs every year in his name.)****One organizer stated that it was all in jest and most Canadians got it. No they did not. Vast majority of Canadians are appalled and disgusted.
-Demanding food from a shelter set up to provide meals and care for the homeless.
-Allowing trucks to run all night whilst banging on their horns. (So caring and concerned for the families that are living in and around the area and unable to sleep due to the noise.)
I understand people want to protest.
I understand that people are sick and tired of all these mandates.
I understand and get all of it.
Do you think that we all are not?
Do you think that I enjoy wearing a mask every single time I walk into a store?
Do you think that I enjoy wearing a mask every time I go outside to put an order into my customer’s vehicle?
Do you think that I enjoy not being able to hug friends who are suffering in pain?
Do you think I enjoy not being able to comfort grieving customers who are like family when they have loved ones pass on?
I had a man come through my till on Friday with his wife.
She was masked.
He was not.
C (huge smile on his face): I am not wearing a mask.
Me (as I can see he is maskless): Uh huh.
C: I am supporting the truckers.
Me: Ah (turns to next customer): How are you today?
I support truckers too.
Especially those who continue to work and ensure that products and goods are getting through to where they need to be.
Wanna know the funniest thing?
This ‘Freedom’ Convoy started out due to the Canadian gov’t mandating that all truckers had to be double vaccinated by Jan. 15/22 to ensure that they could travel back and forth between the States and Canada without the need to isolate and/or quarantine.
‘Let’s Go! We can get the gov’t to repeal the orders (much of which are provincial mandates not federal) or force a stand still and inconvenience other Canadians as this will get the whole country on board.’
Hey Dumbasses: You cannot enter the United States by land if you are not double vaccinated.
So tell me what is it that you are really fighting for?
The ability to remain ignorant and spout off ridiculous conspiracy theories?
©Feb. 1/22
Picture via Facebook

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

18 thoughts on “Not Really Productive”

        1. Had it been kept civil it would not have been newsworthy and most Canadians are really not that big on riots and inflicting damage or pain to others. So something had to be done to keep it in the forefront of the news. For the vast majority of us we went about our lives doing what we had to do to keep our heads above water and pay the bills. Making sure we are doing what we can to bring an end to the mandates and masks within the proven guidelines.
          Ignorance is history repeating itself.


          1. as per santana. or per sting history will teach us nothing. i know as someone whom deals with jane and john q public it is hard enough. been there ! done that in person and on the phone. why do you think you only find me at libraries and catholic churches? exactly!

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              1. i know. talk on your mobile when you come to make a purchase. they have signs telling you not to do what you should already know. do not talk at the cinema . and on and on. from your friend on and on john.

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  1. I have been shocked and appalled by the behaviour I’ve seen. And the fact that they think there is a silent majority of Canadians who support them is beyond me. I have no problem with protests if they are constructive and peaceful, but these blatant displays of disrespect have no place in a civilized society.

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  2. Dear Jay-lyn

    Hello from the UK. Many thanks for this post. I understand your frustration with masks etc. However, many people across the world got taken in by MSM regarding Covid 19. I wrote a great deal about after careful research.

    But perhaps in the first instance you might like my page on masks. I think it amusing myself.

    And should you be a Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you might like this if you like wacky.

    Kind regards

    Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

    Please excuse the nom-de-plume, this is as much for fun as a riddle for people to solve if they wish.

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