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The Strikers Need Your Support Now - and a Donut Wouldn't Hurt
People are always there for you in the midst of crisis. But eventually they have to get back to their own lives, and on to the next crisis. Unfortunately, that is when you really need someone.
I was running errands early this morning and realized I was only a block away from the studios, and right next to an open bagel shop. I thought about Heath measuring their support in dwindling Twizzlers.
When I pulled up in front of Warner Brothers, there was one lone striker, awaiting his comrades in the pre-dawn darkness. I quickly jumped out, unsure of how long I could block the entrance before security came. I handed the striker the bag of bagels, and he looked up at me and asked, "What's your name?" like people do when an angel rescues them from the snow. He acted as if I had just given him the shirt off of my back.
The WGA picketers need you now. Don't let them feel like they have been forgotten. And they could probably use some carbs, what with all the walking in circles. Pick up a dozen donuts the next time you know you will be passing a studio. It is not going to break the bank.
2 dozen donuts from the Doughnut Hut - $13.
2 dozen bagels from Western Bagel - $16
It is just too much of a cliche for me to say anything is "priceless". But it really is. A hug from a total stranger this morning has made my entire day. I feel conflicted advertising my good deed; I believe good deeds should be kept secret. But the writers need you now and I believe you need them.
Photo by Elise Thompson