Grubhub. Just placed my first order with this service … a sudden craving for a crispy chicken sandwich with a side of fries combined with the unwillingness to leave the house prodded me to order from Red Robin. Yes, I could have saved the $6.99 delivery fee by getting in my car and driving less than five miles to the restaurant, but … I don’t feel like it. I justify it by saying I’ll save gas and it looks like it’s going to rain. But, mainly, I’m feeling lazy. Such a first world problem, it’s almost embarrassing.
I’m watching CNN which is currently running a story on how about 10 – 11,000 people in Puerto Rico are still without power, 9 months after Hurricane Maria. Nine months without power. Imagine. It’s hot, it’s humid, you can’t run fans let alone air conditioners. You certainly can’t hop online and, with a few keystrokes, order a chicken sandwich with a side of fries. And these people are as much American citizens as I am, sitting here in my comfortable townhouse in Northern Virginia. Having grown up in Florida, I’m well acquainted with the heat and humidity of summer months … as well as being without power from a tropical storm or hurricane. It’s miserable. You can’t sleep for the want of a breath of fresh air, and – even if you had means of cooking – being around a hot stove or fire is the last thing you want.
We should have done better by Puerto Rico. The idiot trump missed the boat as well as the point, throwing paper towels into the crowd and saying they only had a few reported casualties vs the hundreds lost in Katrina. Bet the families of those “few” casualties have different feelings on the matter.
So, I sit here … waiting for my chicken sandwich with a side of fries … just a bit more aware and a bit more thankful.