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WAYNE YOST, Dana Point

Remember in the good ol’ days when you had to stand in a queue made of straw and shopping cart barriers, outside your local Walmart or Costco, where “greeters” armed only with their hand-held counters bravely held back the hordes who were storming the gates (reminiscent of now prohibited Black Friday sales), to obtain the last vestiges of toilet paper?

Well, those long lines seemed to have disappeared along with the greeters; and rightly so, since our Government “followed the science” and forced many small entities out of business so the large enterprises could gobble more of the market share. By the way, how many Amazon distribution centers have closed lately? I guess they did not need greeters and were able to save on their overhead.

By the way, parents can now heave a collective sigh of relief. Last week, the President’s Press Secretary announced that he intends to live up to his campaign promise of reopening all schools within the first 100 days of his taking office. However, that may only be for one day a week—because we need to “follow the science.” Make sure you check the data on how many school-age children have been hospitalized and died from COVID-19. So, to those parents who are fortunate enough to have a job, help is on the way. You have one day a week less of childcare you need to pay for. Of course, you may not have that job for very long, because companies are fleeing California like rats abandoning a sinking ship.  Don’t count on those nasty diesel-guzzling, pollution-spewing school buses to transport your kids one day a week; I am pretty sure the teachers’ unions would not allow their drivers to carry your non-socially distanced kids in a closed environment capsule. So, you will have to rely on your environment-destroying family car. However, hurry up and have your kids now, because in 14 short years, all vehicles in our State will have to run on electricity, if indeed it is available.

But keep electing the same politicians over and over again—I am sure that they will “follow the science” during the next disaster, and things will change for the better.  At least the “greeters” may still have a job waiting for them.

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