COVID-19 has affected our way of life, and the matter in which businesses operate. We all need to do our part to prevent the spread, and a potential second wave. As the designated grocery shopper in my family, I am strongly disappointed in the actions of my fellow Millennials (I’m 33) when it comes to taking this crisis seriously.
Particularly, the grocery store aisle “one-way” rules.
These rules have been in place for long enough that people should understand and abide by them. Sadly, there is a real problem with younger generations acting accordingly. Each time I’m at the grocery store, I’m met with a nearly consistent flow of young people, who not only blatantly disregard the arrows on the floor, some also voice their lack of consideration while doing this.
Among other rules in life, grocery aisle direction cannot be left up to the discretion of the individual. It is becoming apparent that we need enforcement or monitoring of this. We need to protect our elderly population especially, and with simple guidelines, we can do it.
I’m reaching out to all young grocery shoppers in our community, to please do your part by following the guidelines that are in place. Now is the time to show the rest of our population that we are responsible, and can be entrusted with solving problems that arise, just as our parents and grandparents have done throughout their lives.
Let’s be smart, and safe, and we will all get through this together.
Braden Adair, South Surrey