Dear Spoiled Americans,
This is for you! The Coronavirus is affecting every, single one of us. You are not the only one. Ok? So, let’s get that straight. Someone has it worse than you and you need to remember that. It is really easy to be a keyboard warrior while there are real people doing their JOBS going above and beyond to protect you, the ungrateful. They are risking their own lives daily so you can sit from the comfort of your own home, in your pajamas, eating cookies, with your family and complain that you are able to work from home and spend time with your loved ones. Focus people. Someone is sick right now, someone’s family member has passed, someone can’t pay their rent and is going to have to live in their car or on the street unable to stay home and watch TV and complain about a forced quarantine for their own good. So, let’s all pause for one damn minute and pull it together and stop acting like spoiled little brats raising a generation of entitled imps.
You all might have preconceived notions about who I am and where I come from, but you only know what you see on social media. As we all do, I choose to share my sizzle reel of the most fabulous life I am living but that is just entertainment. You have not walked a day in my shoes nor I in yours. The one thing I do know, is I am human. We are all in this together and whatever way I can help, I will. I will help my parents, my neighbors, the elderly woman at the market searching for eggs, sharing useful content and continue to work my ass off every single day to be a good human being with purpose other than being self-serving. I was raised by parents who taught me to be human and have pride in my name. They taught me not to be greedy. They taught me to be kind. They taught me to be a “Mensch”.
My grandparents were Holocaust survivors and came to this country legally, with no money. Not a dime. They worked hard so that I would have a better life. Before they came here they suffered through the Holocaust. My grandmother had Typhus during the war. She lost her parents, brothers, sisters, friends, husband…and did whatever necessary to stay ALIVE! She didn’t complain, she fought. People were dying for a piece of bread! People were dying all around her and she fought. My mother was born on a cattle car with nine bulls after the war and my grandfather delivered her. They had no home. You think they had a hospital bed? You think they would have complained to be forced to stay at home and watch TV or surf the internet with their families on an imposed “spring break” with food delivery, alcohol and entertainment? NO. They would not.
I can’t imagine for one day the horror my family experienced through the war but what I do know is that they survived because of their fight, drive and mental toughness. They survived and thrived because they didn’t feel sorry for themselves and complain. They were innovators and creators. They all had one goal and that was to survive no matter what under the most horrific situation ever. They helped each other get through the war together. If my grandmother were alive today, none of you would want to be on the opposite side of the table from her because she would tell you where to go without hesitation. She would also tell all of you people struggling to find ways to keep busy that you need a reality check. She would suggest by starting to educate yourself including reading a book and learning about the Holocaust. Sound like a good suggestion for people struggling to stay entertained while under quarantine.
I can’t understand anyone sharing they are bored right now and looking for suggestions on how to occupy their time on social media? You need a reality check. If you can’t work from home in this day in age without tips from others than you might as well throw your hands up in the air and surrender to this virus because you are in a world of hurt. The posts of people on having nothing to do shocks me. There is always something to do! There are so many people and organizations in need, you should be ashamed of yourself for not taking the initiative and offering to help. Put down the video games and put your waste of space self to work for someone else. How about doing something for nothing in return? Doing something for someone else without expecting something in return other than being a decent person? Open your eyes. Wake up people. There is always a way to work and give back. Always.
There is always someone in need. There is always someone who needs help and has it worse than you.
I have witnessed this “me” generation in so many ways but right now I am beyond mortified especially with the gluttony of people taking essential items away from the elderly and people who don’t have enough. Shame on you, and you, for taking more than you need. Shame on you for taking so much.
Greed is an ugly color.
This is the time to come together as human beings. This is not the fault of the President. You think he wanted this to happen? I don’t care your political orientation but what I do care is the fact that some people are hell bent on blaming Trump come hell or high water. I am not sure if they have nothing better to do or if they are so far gone there is no saving them. Give me a break with dissecting his every single move and sentence. What would you do right now? Could you stand up and lead our country of people who clearly can’t follow simple directions? Obviously not, because you are more concerned about what he called the virus which indeed came from China. That is a fact. Fact. Give me a break. We have way bigger problems to deal with right now or did you not notice?
Clearly no one could do this any better because we have to be told to wash our hands? We have to make videos of people washing their hands to remind us how long we should be doing so to be clean?
We have to be told to save food and supplies for others that do not have enough and learn to share?
We have to be told to cover our mouths when we cough?
We have to be told to be human and come together by staying home for a few weeks and practicing good hygiene to save us all?
We have to be told not to be selfish and forgo going to a bar or a gym for a few weeks to stop the spread of this deadly virus?
Do you really need instructions on how to be a selfless human being?
Do you need instruction on how to wipe your own ass? Maybe that is why there is a toilet paper shortage.
For those parents complaining about their children being home and looking for ways to keep their kids entertained, I don’t even understand you. You should be excited that you are able to spend this time with your children. Get to know them. They might be good people but you will never know if you keep raising them with a screens in their face and taking the time you have together for granted. What did parents do before we had Ipads and TV’s? Wow. Scary.
How can we teach our children to be a leader and an innovator not a complainer if we can’t show them by example?
The only way we are all going to survive COVID-19 is by learning from the past and what other countries did to fight this nasty virus and that is to stop the spread!
So, can we all please stop being so selfish?
Can we demonstrate some mental toughness and stop the spread of the Coronavirus by staying home for a few weeks and following instructions for being a good human being without being selfish spoiled brats complaining from the comfort of our own couches surrounded by mounds of girl scout cookies, beer, endless movie streaming options and memes poking fun of what idiots we have become?
Making America Great again by staying HOME!
Annoyed & Embarrassed American: aka MelanysGuydlines
**Stay snarky my friends!**
People have become selfish during this pandemic. Its all about them. I haven’t been able to buy toilet paper in weeks. I found some at a gas station. With all the technology we have nowadays, being entertained while being at home shouldn’t be a problem. One more thing. All you college kids swarming in droves at the beach, possibly spreading the virus around. Stay in your damn homes and stop being so self-centered.
Well said! Couldn’t agree more. Thank you for reading and the comment. Stay safe and stay well! Good luck with the TP – haven’t found some in a while either. SMH
Well put! I also have been amazed at the conduct of some people. And complaining because you have to stay home when you have a warm house, plenty of food and your family just blows my mind. Thank you so much. Now if all the whiners and those who stockpiled too much would read this and take it to heart.
OMG! Thank you so much! I appreciate you reading and the comment. Trying to get this in front of as many eyeballs as possible. Stay safe and stay well!
This is great!
Someone here in Canada tried profiteering with Toilet tissue. He was photographed with his pickup truck filled with tissue and posted on social media.
He was shamed so much he had to donate the toilet tissue to a charitable cause.
Thank you and thanks for the comment. Shame on him! Happy that he donated it to a charitable cause but shouldn’t he have done that in the first place? SMH.
Stay safe and stay well!!!
Very well said, we as a society have become so selfish and demanding. When I was growing up we didn’t have a bathroom an outhouse was an essential on our farm as well as an old catalogue, toilet paper was a luxury. Now people are hoarding it as if there will never be any more, the elderly and the ones in quarantine are the ones who NEED it.
If everyone bought what they needed instead of buying as if the end of world is coming there would be enough for everyone. This too will pass, and most of us will survive.
Thank you for reading and for the comment! So sad. I agree with you. We all need to do our part and share with people who need it the most. Stay safe and stay well!!!!
All I can save is BRAVO… you took the words I’ve wanted to express right out of my mouth! Flatten the curve!!!
Thank you for reading and the comment! YES!!!!! Stay safe and stay well!!!
I couldn’t agree more, we live in such a “Me” world anymore. I don’t understand and like you I can’t believe all the posts about people complaining about how are they supposed to entertain their kids…..maybe have them do chores, play board games, the list is endless. My parents never entertained me, and would have sent me to my room if I even asked. Kids are so coddled these days, they can’t think for themselves, let alone play by themselves, what happened to imagination. And dont get started on the hoarding, people have truly lost their minds, no thought or concern for anyone. The virus wont kill us off, other people will.
Sad but true! All of it. Thank you for the comment and thank you for reading!!! Share the post with as many as possible. Stay safe and stay well!!!
A thought: Consider changing the blog title from “MelanysGuydlines” to “MelanysSurvivelines”. Keep up with your spirited outlook, we will survive!
Love it! We will! I have faith!!! Thank you for reading, the comment and the snark! Stay safe and stay well!!!!
Great advice and scolding. It helps to hear it. I remember stories from my mum in England what they had to do during the airaids .WASH YOUR HANDS
Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to leave a comment! Wash your hands!!! Stay safe and stay well!
I did not have time the other day to read this after you posted it but am glad I do now.
I have to agree, the level of selfishness scares me. People truly complaining about spending time with their children blows me away. Good grief, you made these children aren’t they your joy? Can you take the time to teach them basic living skills? Like cooking, cleaning, pitching in? Maybe read to them or find books if they already read- gosh they are on the net now. Have a discussion see what kind of humans they are, it may surprise you.
Do something kind, the smallest things matter.
I could go on and on but will not.
One of the worst things I saw during this mess was a hashtag #boomerremover because it is true………. your parents/grandparents would give it all for you to be happy.
So happy you did! Isn’t it infuriating what people take for granted? Thank you again for this comment. BTW – that hashtag and sentiment is disgusting! SMH. What is wrong with these people. Shame on them!
Yeah their new norm is my regular day. Yep, to me its just another normal day. I don’t get all the boredom either. Always plenty to do. I work from home mostly with an occasional outside job to do. I am good. It sure beats the days I was working for the State. Long hours of BS and backstabbing. I would not go back to that ever. I enjoy my days at home.
Thank you for reading and the comment! Yes let’s all stay home and do our part. Be safe. Stay well!
My grandmother (if she were still alive), would tell me if I wihinged or whined about this pandemic situation, “this is nothing, nothing, try living through a Depression and a World War with two wee ones and a husband at war.” And she would add “you know nothing about the people who died in the extermination camps under Hitler and how people suffered”. In the 1960’s she actually did say the later to my brothers and I when we were very little and we were complaining about something. It scared me and I later learned what she meant. And she was right, this is nothing what we are going through. Yes, it’s scary. It’s bloody scary, people are dying. But this is nothing like being fearful at any moment the Nazi’s are going to be kicking down your door. We are able to enjoy boring evenings and days at home. Enjoy and embrace them. Some people are saying this is our WWII. No, this is not our WWII. The only way it is, is that the world is in this together and we will survive.
Thank you for reading and the comment. Well said. Totally agree with you!!! We need to come together NOW! Stay home. Stay safe!!! Stay well.
This has to be the most beautifully written post that I’ve ever read! Bravo!
I’m not a huge lover of humanity, but I see that at one more person has sense!
One thing that really gets me is the fact that there’s TV shows about celebrities staying home and watching………….TV. I stopped watching TV when I was 19 and I haven’t missed anything. It appears to have gotten worse in my blunt opinion.
But this is a sort of karma for the folks who want to urge introverts and hermits to mingle. >:-) Introverts like me never had any problem staying home or social distancing. LOL
However, in all seriousness, this pandemic (epidemic perhaps) has really brought out humanity’s disgustingly selfish nature. This civility that we invented is a disguise. Scratch the surface and the rabid beast reveals itself.
Thank you for reading and the thoughtful comment! I appreciate it. We are all in this together and need to be good to one another! Stay safe and stay well.