Post by Keema's Nan Post by firstname.lastname@example.org Post by Keema's Nan
Eventually, the rest of the population would get fed up with being
verbally (if not physically) accosted by groups of street urchins
with nothing better to do all day than drink cheap alcohol and take
cheap hallucinatory chemicals with the little money they can get from
selling stolen phones, jewellery and credit cards.
So a lot like most inner city suburbs are on a Friday and Saturday night then?
Yes, except this would be all day, every day.
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My local Spar shop were renowned for selling alcohol to underage kids
who sat around in the park across the road and slowly got
leathered....and as the night wore on, and the alcohol kicked in, they
would cause trouble inside the shop.
In the end, Spar had to hire a bouncer / security guard....always
chuckled at how much they must have been out of pocket because of
something they'd brought on themselves.
A different subject, but the same irony was noticeable in the early days
of the virus; when shops were quite happy to see a few customers
wheeling out trolleys containing 150 toilet rolls, because all they saw
was rising sales/profits and had no thought of the future when supplies
temporarily ran out.
Now the "hospitality" sector have successfully lobbied to open for
business but this can only result in spreading the virus. Almost by
definition hospitality venues are Covid incubators (with only a few
Why are the profits of a business more important than the lives of those
who die from Covid caught from their activity?
Businesses close all the time for reasons of market forces. A
Weatherspoons opening in the vicinty might cause an old local pub to lose
business. Same goes for restaurants and any other hospitality venues.
Just because of Covid, there's no imperative to financially prop up a
whole sector which is capable of bouncing back on its with new businesses
which it does all the time.