A trip to the supermarket is 'not a social occasion'. Be efficient - in and out.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

May 17th, 2020

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Part way through the long weekend our Member of Parliament, Karina Gould reminds on how we need to conduct ourselves now that the province has cautiously opened up some of the retail world.

In her message to us about the Queen Victoria holiday Gould adds that when we go shopping we are there to purchase food items – “this isn’t a social occasion”, she said.

Grocery shopping graphic Gould.Wow! Has COVID done this too us – when we gather at a market or a supermarket we bump into our friends and get caught up on the news and the gossip. – keeping that required safe distance of course.

The Victorian Era was known for its difficulty with touching and close relationships – at least in public.

Seems the Good Queen’s approach to the way she saw society working are  coming back.

Whatever happened to all that freedom we earned in the sixties?

Queen Victoria

This was not a woman to trifle with once she had matured and realized thee size of the Empire she ruled.

The Victorian period saw the British Empire grow to become the first global industrial power, producing much of the world’s coal, iron, steel and textiles.

The subject of Victorian sexuality, which continued to be a continuing topic of debate and fascination well into the 20’s – that was the 1920’s.

According to their own testimonies, many people born in the Victorian age were both factually uninformed and emotionally frigid about sexual matters. Historically, it appeared that the licentious behaviour and attitudes of the Regency period had been replaced by a new order of puritan control and repression.

That changed – but there are still strains of it out there. None of this of course was mentioned in the MP’s column.

She wishes us all well and urges us to make the best of the long weekend and be grateful for everything the Front Line workers are doing for us.

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