We Are Not In The Same Boat

This is so very true. We are all facing the same issues, but our circumstances are different.
Keep safe everyone.

Lilly Eves World

I often hear “we are all in the same boat”, but that’s not exactly accurate. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or vice versa.

For some, quarantine is optimal. A moment of reflection, of re-connection, easy in flip flops, with a cocktail or coffee. For others, this is a desperate financial & family crisis.

For some that live alone they’re facing endless loneliness. While for others it is peace, rest & time with their mother, father, sons & daughters.

With the increase in unemployment some are bringing in more money to their households than they were working. Others are working more hours for less money due to pay cuts or loss in sales.

Some were concerned about getting a certain chocolate for Easter while others were concerned if there would be enough bread, milk…

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to We Are Not In The Same Boat

  1. trishsplace says:

    That’s a clear representation of the range of scenarios.

  2. Paula Light says:

    It’s definitely NOT the same for all, which is why I can’t bear the trite lectures about being grateful. Some are truly suffering and financially destroyed.

    • We are aware of how many ‘little guys’ here are likely to go under as they are reliant on the holiday trade. We are a small holiday resort but are glad the holiday traffic has stayed away in the main, but as said, the little guy will pay the price. It was bad enough when they were open and had little trade, but now they have to remain closed even if there was trade. There will be no bailouts for them.

  3. judeitakali says:

    This is really so very true. “Same storm very different boats”

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