I feel a bit like a jerk

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My local grocery delivery service has been booked solid for weeks. I was finally able to get a slot and I ordered quite a bit of food and sundries. I don't like taking that space away from others, but we haven't been able to get much of anything in our nearby stores.

I didn't over-buy, just enough to get us through about a week, plus food for Easter. I still feel a bit guilty. I was happy to see toilet paper in stock!

Tell me I'm not a jerk and ease my conscience!
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You're not a jerk. You're a person caring for yourself and your family.
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers
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Why would you feel like a jerk?
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Anonymous 1 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:27 am
My local grocery delivery service has been booked solid for weeks. I was finally able to get a slot and I ordered quite a bit of food and sundries. I don't like taking that space away from others, but we haven't been able to get much of anything in our nearby stores.

I didn't over-buy, just enough to get us through about a week, plus food for Easter. I still feel a bit guilty. I was happy to see toilet paper in stock!

Tell me I'm not a jerk and ease my conscience!
You are not a jerk. You are protecting your family and getting what you need.
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Just for taking up valuable delivery space. My family is low-risk and we're perfectly able to go out shopping. Unfortunately we can't find much when we try.
leadfoot40 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:32 am
Why would you feel like a jerk?
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Thank you!
AllofFive19 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:30 am
You're not a jerk. You're a person caring for yourself and your family.
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Thank you!
highlandmum wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:33 am
Anonymous 1 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:27 am
My local grocery delivery service has been booked solid for weeks. I was finally able to get a slot and I ordered quite a bit of food and sundries. I don't like taking that space away from others, but we haven't been able to get much of anything in our nearby stores.

I didn't over-buy, just enough to get us through about a week, plus food for Easter. I still feel a bit guilty. I was happy to see toilet paper in stock!

Tell me I'm not a jerk and ease my conscience!
You are not a jerk. You are protecting your family and getting what you need.
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I'm sure workers would rather be making deliveries than working with customers directly face to face.
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Showing empathy and compassion for the world around you and the self-checking of one's character is typically not characteristics I associate with being a jerk. Very glad you got some resources to hold you over.
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I can understand feeling guilty. But you aren't a jerk. You needed the supplies, and you found them and got them.
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