An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
With national unemployment just below 10 percent, $20 yoga classes don’t qualify as necessities for many out-of-work people who’ve pruned luxuries from their budgets. So in a gesture that’s part send-good-vibes-to-the-universe and part community outreach, a handful of yoga studios have decided to cut the unemployed a break.
If a private company wants to give such things to the unemployed, then, hey…it’s their time and money, and are free to do so. However……
“We didn’t want them to have to choose, ‘Should I eat today or go take this class?’ We wanted to give them the ability to do both,” said Zack Lynn, a computer techie by day who teaches a free yoga class for people out of work in Columbus.
Seriously? Is this even an issue? Well, for some people it might be. We know there are people who are out of work, or on welfare, who have fancy new cell phones, new cars, big screen TVs and the like. I’m seriously wondering just what these people priorities are! A choice between food and yoga? Seriously? Then again, I’m always shocked that some people would rather have that new tech gadget than put shoes on their kids’ feet. Yep! We’ve surely become a nation of screwed up priorities!