• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Collateral Damage

b2bailey

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2007
Messages
3,745
Reaction score
2,711
Points
598
Location
Santa Cruz CA
There is a small statue in my hometown with the name "Collateral Damage". The first time I saw it, I didn't really understand. I had to look up the meaning of the word. Many years later, I learned there were more Vietnam Vets who had committed suicide than had died in the war. Are they considered collateral damage?

There are a few posts here that discuss topics that remind me of the term collateral damage as it pertains to the ongoing war against Covid-19. Is this a term that would apply to the young emergency room doctor that committed suicide? Is it an explanation for the lives that were lost in the many elder care facilities? Or, perhaps the untold future lives that will be devastated if not destroyed by the pandemic?

At this moment in time I have not been personally harmed by Covid-19, physically or financially. I can say I have only been slightly inconvenienced. But I know there are many others who will not have the money to pay rent, mortgage, car payments, insurance premiums. NEVER in my lifetime has there been such a level of financial hardship for such a large number of people -- and with such a level of uncertainty of how to piece life back together.

For those who have expressed an opinion that we must maintain levels of physical separation without regard for financial insolvency -- I am wondering how closely you have been affected. We've learned of several deaths of loved ones. But I'm speaking of a young, newly married, first time father who had to close his business, empty the building, and walk away. What is his next move? He can't even look for work. Self employed, can't quickly file for unemployment. He's grieving. Not as deeply as for a life lost -- but his future, his dream? Gone.
 

MrockStar

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2014
Messages
4,937
Reaction score
2,611
Points
448
Location
Detroit MI
History, has shown that most people and especially kids are amazingly resilient, living through wars, famines, slavery the hallicost, Chernobyl, tidal waves, volcanoes. WE will make it.:thumbup:
 
Top