Such an appropriate phrase for our troubled and confusing times. It was coined by the poet and social commentator Dorothy Parker, almost a century ago. Not by the screenwriters of The Big Bang Theory who purloined the expression, making it one of Sheldon’s famous responses to an unexpected situation.
In 2021 these words are very applicable. The lockdown, while it may prove to temper the third wave of the pandemic is economically a disaster. Not only for the poor entrepreneurs who are being discriminated against. (Example – Walmart is allowed to operate, sell lamps. Specialty lighting stores have to provide curb service, if that). Same goes for light bulbs. Canadian Tire – only curbside service. Some stores have a minimum order of $25. That is an awful lot of light bulbs. But couldn’t you argue, that having a well lit home in the dead of winter is important to peace of mind? Hence light bulbs should be an essential product. Not like alcohol, which will get you lit indeed, but to no joy the next day in sunlight. Declared essential, though.
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