Jeff Dorris

Deliberations from Dorris

Jeff Dorris is the Editor of the Delta Dunklin Democrat


Reflections 2020

Saturday, January 2, 2021

At the end of the year we all tend to look back on the year and reflect.

There will be many top ten lists and celebrations leading up to the dawning of 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic will of course be the winner for biggest news story of the year.

I’d like to take this time to share with you the things that gave me the greatest joy this year, followed by those that most annoyed me.

Things that brought joy to my life during the year of the pandemic include, drive-in theaters making a comeback.

I had more time to read thanks to quarantines and COVID restrictions.

We came up with creative ways to celebrate milestones like drive-by birthdays, and healthcare workers were recognized as heroes.

Now on to the things that annoyed me.

I really had to edit this down or I could have filled the whole page.

First up, the COVID conspiracy theorists. You know the “COVID doesn’t exist” folks.

Even worse, the advice givers. “Hold your breath for ten seconds and if your chest doesn’t tighten your fine.”

Try that a few times a day and see how you feel?

“Drink tea and suck on a lemon.”

“Wash your groceries and then microwave them.” Hard to do with a pint of butter pecan ice cream.

Then there were the people that seemed to want to get it.

The hypochondriacs.

“I think I’m coming down with something. I have a slight headache and my corn flakes don’t taste right.”

The people who always ask, “How are you feeling?”

They begin every conversation with “How are you doing?”

I’d like to respond, “Gee, just great! People are dropping like flies, my icons are gone, my investments are wrecked, and I can’t leave the house. You?”

Don’t even get me started on ZOOM.

Please know that this is written with tongue placed firmly in cheek.

I would, however, like to sincerely thank our readers and advertisers.

Thank you for supporting us during this tumultuous year.

I look forward to continuing our relationship and bringing you the best in area news.

We truly strive to be a community paper.

See you out there.

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