We all <3 doctors, nurses, and medical professionals. This post is not about that or rank, but rather so many “blue-collar” jobs are viewed in a negative light compared to those with a lot of letters after their name, stethoscopes, and degrees on the wall. Right now, in a time of crisis, it is a humble reminder to each of us that so much of our lives and livelihoods right now depend on BLUE.
BLUE collars working extra shifts at paper mills, factories, restaurants, travel plazas, and loading docks across the country. BLUE jeans grabbing gears, farming land, providing food, hauling freight, towing trucks, fixing trucks, and keeping our utilities and services going. And BLUE vests (plus the red shirts!) swarmed by crowds, berated for shortages, and tirelessly stocking shelves only to be empty again by the end of their shift. In times like these, be kind. Each of these people have families and lives that they love too. Everyone from public servants and doctors to the trucker that you feel is in your way as (s)he slowly turns into to Wal-Mart to drop freight that you will ravage in a few hours or the police office or tow operator that you blow by too busy to move over wants to do their job and go home.
Everyone is just trying to do their part, be courteous and do yours.