A good friend of my son, David Glasser, asked me the other day what I thought Davey would say about the Coronavirus. Davey was a Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on May 18, 2016.
Davey was known for his quick and clever opinions on any topic. He loved to make jokes and get people laughing. He would wear funny hats and outfits sometimes because it caused people to smile.
After thinking for a minute, I said I knew he would take the virus very seriously. He didn’t joke about things like this.
But he would have a great repertoire of clever quips about how crazy some people are responding to the pandemic. Just like the news of the virus changes every day, every time one of us talked to him, he would have had new and even more hilarious things to say about the shopping insanity.
Wow! I wish I could hear what he would say about people hoarding toilet paper! Just thinking about it makes me smile. I’m not as clever as he was so I can’t even imagine how much fun he would make of people buying up all the toilet paper in an effort to save themselves from the virus.
‘Save me, Charmin!’
He would have just as much to say about the fact that people are hoarding food. People with a lot of food in their houses are still going to the store every day to get more….and more….and more. I think extraverts are going to the store all the time because it’s one of the only approved places they can go. Forget about the fact that going to the store provides more exposure to the virus for them.
Meanwhile, the rest of us who are not hoarding cannot get the supplies we need. The supplies we need are piling up in other people’s houses and garages.
Who has my sanitizer wipes?
Yes, Davey would have a continually growing monologue of pointed and humorous comments to say about all this.
And you would hear it if you were out on the streets, helping people and putting yourself at risk like he would have been.
And that’s just what all first responders and health care professionals are doing right now – putting themselves in the direct line of the virus in order to serve and protect others. Please join me in a prayer for safety, courage and success for everyone on the front lines of this pandemic.
Miss you, Davey.