The Cure is Worse Than the Disease
On March 25th, when the governor announced that all non-essential businesses must close, at first, we were angry. Then as the days went on, we became worried about the safety of our family and community. We were following various sources of the news, and the reported death toll and knew that we made the right decision to close.
The federal government and SBA were making it seem as though they were going to quickly support small businesses, but no such thing happened. Funds quickly ran out; large businesses were taking money that was meant for the small businesses. There were so many hurdles placed in between the small businesses and disaster relief funding that we were unable to obtain the funds necessary to maintain our lease and utilities.
Rather than continuing to rely on the government we went out and FOUND WORK….and worked enough to keep the “doors open” but the doors remained closed. We paid for our March and April lease, yet the doors were closed.
We are now expected to pay for May, but unless the doors are open, we will not make it past that point.
Over the past 30 days, we have watched the cure become far worse than the disease.
- Small businesses are dropping like flies.
- The media reports data that is inaccurate at best, purposely overblown to justify government overreach.
- Death rates have been inaccurately reported, and the “leaders” have admitted it.
- Our food supply has been threatened.
- Medical procedures that ARE IMPORTANT to the recipients receiving them have been postponed or canceled.
- Religious freedom has been stripped.
- Medical freedom has been stripped.
- We can stand in line at Walmart with masks and gloves on but can’t take a walk through the forest without being fined or ARRESTED. Sounds insane.
- Suddenly mandatory vaccines for the NATION are a proposed solution by Bill Gates…..have fun with that one. Don’t forget to get chipped.
- Struggling families are being confronted with starvation, loss of education, homelessness, domestic violence, suicide, and depression just to name a few.
A New Normal?
In the beginning, we complied. We did the whole “stay home and save lives,” thing. We washed our hands, used hand sanitizer, put on a face mask to run into the store for a gallon of milk…but it has become apparat that this is no longer about our health.
The health of our fellow citizens is declining rapidly for various reasons yet we’re still being told: “we’re saving lives.”
We have an incredible amount of respect for the medical community who have been on the front lines of this virus. We have many family members who are a part of the medical community…nurses, doctors, directors, so we understand their viewpoints and respect what they have seen/done/been through.
This does not justify continuing to watch our state self-destruct.
We have been through hell and back to obtain and maintain this business. As a whole…..our crew has been suffering from some serious personal matters prior to COVID. Every one of us. We would joke pre-COVID about how we were all falling apart and how life was curb-stomping us.
Then this. This has made us all stronger. It has slowed us all down and given us a chance to evaluate our life paths and how we will get back on track.
We refuse to allow COVID to be the reason that we don’t make it.
We have made the decision to open on May 1st, 2020 because if we don’t, we will not be around for too much longer.
We appreciate the love and support we have received from the community, as we could not be successful without each and every one of you.