Amazon made $386 billion in the pandemic last year. Amazon made off like a bunch of bandits in this lockdown too, while the average working person or low-income person couldn’t even buy an essential pair of socks or shoes, or work boots. Yes folks, there are still people working out there. The unemployment rate is at nearly 10% in this pandemic.
Unless you have a credit card, which, believe it or not, a lot of people don’t, you will not be able to “shop” online, or do curbside pick up for that matter. There is no logic to the closure of retail stores that provide things that the average person needs. I was talking to a roofer the other day, and he told me he was about to start a new job and he couldn’t buy knee-pads, because they are non-essential, just like a lot of safety equipment that people need on the job. He couldn’t buy them anywhere because he had no credit card, and no income, as he was just starting a new job. It’s just another example of the fact that we are all in this together, but we are in different boats in this storm. Some boats have a leak in them, and some boats are floating along like luxury cruise lines.