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Old 03-22-2020, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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The purpose of the "senior hours" is to allow older people to shop in a less crowded, theoretically safer, environment. It isn't to restrict anybody's purchases. My husband qualifies for the special hours, and he checks with our son, who still works 50+ hours a week, to see if he needs anything. I see nothing wrong with it either.
Exactly.

I think my friend who objected is under his own stress, because he is 79, and runs the leasing office of an apartment complex. His boss seems to think it is an essential business, while I've seen the list of what Albany is considering essential, and leasing office and are not it.

Not surprising, his boss is a millionaire but doesn't put a whole lot of $$$ back into the 4 complexes he owns to make improvements, and he was basically the catalyst for Albany County's predatory towing law back in 2006.

If you want to be considered an essential business in NY during this shutdown, you have to apply for that, not assume it on your own. Sounds like his boss is doing just that, assuming, and putting a senior-age employee at risk. I think my friend's snapping at me was a case of misplaced aggression.


Well, I'm going to let him cool down, even if it takes the whole pandemic for him to do so.
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I work an essential job, sweetie,



But oh yes, somehow I'm the one who's wrong.
A. I'm not your sweetie.

B. You're not the only one working an essential job.

C. Yes, you are wrong.

The whole purpose is for the seniors to do their shopping.

Just think if every senior was buying for someone else.
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:33 PM
 
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Cloth diapers are a PITA. The first pee and they are soaked and all the baby's clothes & bedding have to be changed. If you use plastic pants over the diaper it just keeps the wetness pressed against the baby's skin causing diaper rash. Disposable diapers are a wonderful invention HOWEVER, in a pinch, cloth diapers will do. I can understand a mom's breaking down. Maybe for her it was the last straw. It's got to be stressful having babies & young children and dealing with all of this.
Have no idea what you were doing wrong when you cloth diapered, but applying two diapers to baby's bottom and topping with rubber pants worked wonders in keeping my kids dry and comfy, along with crib bedding and outer clothes clean and dry.


Diaper rash is the price baby pays for wearing diapers, albeit cloth or disposable, with some kids being more susceptible to rashes than others.


As for cloth diapers being a PITA, I never found such and raised 6 kids in them. If cloth diapers were such a PITA, I wouldn't have repeated using them baby after baby.
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:34 PM
 
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Everyone else has the same problems she does right now. I do NOT have to feel sorry for her, period!!!!

Go ahead and flame and shame away. I really do not care.
I'm right there with you!


No sympathy from me either.
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:19 PM
 
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Default Diapers! I don't need no stinking diapers!

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Lauren Whitney was having a tough week when she went to her local Walmart to get diapers for her 18-month-old daughter, Rosalynd. But when she got to the aisle, there was nothing left in Rosalynd's size.

It was just too much for the mom of four from Washington, Utah.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mom-cries...210800057.html

What I said.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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A. I'm not your sweetie.

B. You're not the only one working an essential job.

C. Yes, you are wrong.

The whole purpose is for the seniors to do their shopping.

Just think if every senior was buying for someone else.
The senior hours were created so seniors can shop IN SAFETY, not merely so they have first dibs on restocked shelves. Dad says he actually had to wait for certain items to be restocked, and that was DURING the senior hour, at a store that closes at 10 PM every night FOR restocking.

So, answer my question - where is it mandated that seniors can't buy for other people if they so choose to? My dad buys in TP and paper towels in bulk anyway even though it's just him and Mom in their house.

And where is it mandated that seniors can't go out on successive days and buy the same item in order to build up their own stockpile? And then give some of that stockpile to someone else who is struggling to source that item?

Is there REALLY any difference between those scenarios?

I'll just sit here and watch your head explode trying to answer those.
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Old 03-23-2020, 05:51 AM
 
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The fewer people that need to go into a grocery store on any given day is a positive. If that means Grandpa and Grandma are shopping not only for themselves, but also for family members, they're lessening the exposure of the rest of the family. It isn't only seniors who are at risk!
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:56 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Lauren Whitney was having a tough week when she went to her local Walmart to get diapers for her 18-month-old daughter, Rosalynd. But when she got to the aisle, there was nothing left in Rosalynd's size.

It was just too much for the mom of four from Washington, Utah.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mom-cries...210800057.html
She had a hard week where she was demoted, in the end was able to find diapers elsewhere. Apparently her husband is ex-military that's going to school full time. I wonder how they're even able to afford him going to school with trying to raise 4 kids on her part time job.

As was mentioned, she could have googled or even used a few apps, instead she did what people these days do, upload videos.

My son was born in 1985. I'm not sure if we had disposable diapers back then, can't recall. I do know that I did have cloth diapers on hand from my MIL at the time

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"So basically I've just had like a really rough week," Whitney told TODAY Parents. "I was demoted at work for a really stupid reason, and it just kinda created stress. I went to a few other stores first. I ended up at Walmart and I was just looking for diapers...and there was just none in her size anywhere. And I think it was the straw that broke the camel's back for the week

"There's so many people out there like myself that we, we don't get paid very much," she explained, adding that her husband is ex-military and a full-time student. "So, you know, we're low income families and so it's hard for us to be able to just go out and buy a large amount of things at one time."

"We've had a lot of negative ones," she explained. "People saying things like, 'Don't have children if you can't afford them' or 'why are you crying? This is nothing to cry about.'"

Whitney says many people also have asked how they can help, even offering to send money or diapers.

"I had to respond to every single one saying, 'Hey, we're fine. We're okay. I was able to find some,' but it's so wonderful to see all the positive comments."

Whitney said she's "really hoping that other people can just stop and think that there are other families out there that might also need things."

"I just hope that people can understand that by purchasing 10 or 20 boxes at a time, it leaves nothing for those of us that can't do that.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:50 AM
 
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She had a hard week where she was demoted, in the end was able to find diapers elsewhere. Apparently her husband is ex-military that's going to school full time. I wonder how they're even able to afford him going to school with trying to raise 4 kids on her part time job.

As was mentioned, she could have googled or even used a few apps, instead she did what people these days do, upload videos.

My son was born in 1985. I'm not sure if we had disposable diapers back then, can't recall. I do know that I did have cloth diapers on hand from my MIL at the time
If he is ex military - he is using the GI Bill. They pay for everything even books.

And they get a stipend too - easily over 1K a month.

He could also get a side gig

And since he is ex military - they are now allowed to shop at the military commissaries and exchanges. Probably better controlled places. If there is one near them.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:53 AM
 
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$1485 is about what hubby would be getting as a monthly stipend if the rules are still the same.
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