Our good habit is bad business to someone elseThe world is now so commercialised that everything is viewed on the basis of business and profit.
Tradition, religion and health and hygiene require us to cultivate and follow good and hygienic habits. It is difficult to make people discard their bad practices and make them follow good hygienic habits.
Everyone is aware of the total closure of all liquor shops and bars for some time during Covid lockdown. Though some quarters predicted dire consequences, nothing of that sort happened and on the contra many families became happy and peaceful due to the non-drinking of liquor by their members. Ironically it was the governments who were in a hurry to reopen liquors hops and bars citing revenue loss. So now they are open. Everyone knows this.
But I am now referring to another no so publicised matter. As Covid precaution people have to wear masks compulsorily. Moreover they were prohibited from spitting in public .Large number of Pan-Beedi shops remained closed due to lockdown and lack of business too. All this resulted in people almost leaving the pan chewing (Betel leaves chewing) habit.
Some of the news headlines which appeared during May 2020 are:
"With tipplers smiling, paan lovers too seek the favour""Bihar: Corona virus lockdown hits Betel leaf farmers in Muzzaffarpur""Lockdown impact: Paan shops closed, betel vine farmers suffer" (from Orssa)"Betel Leaves of Bengal lose their crunch""COVID-19 lockdown puts Kerala's Betel leaf growers in tough spot"
Some even doubt whether there will be "Pandemonium after lockdown ends"
Probably this was not thought by us. Members may have many more such examples where our good habits cause loss of business to others. How ironic that bad habit gave business and profit to some!
(This is my Eleventh Thread for A Thread a day Challenge)