One of the painful parts of the lockdown was the complete shutdown of all online purchasing. This meant, no Amazon. That isn’t too bad until you realize I do all my shopping on Amazon. From food supplies to computer upgrades, it all comes from the online giant portal.
A month and a half later, when I found out that Amazon was delivering again, you would not imagine how excited I was. I felt a strange sensation of peace run through me.
Surprisingly, it was only a week or so since the announcement that I actually ordered something I needed. It was never about buying anything. It was just about having that convenience.
I’m surprised how crippling I felt the moment Amazon was taken away from me. It was never about needing something from the store, it was just the convenince that I was missing. At this point, I’m not sure what to make of this personal revelation but it sure is a testament to how pervasive and rooted services of tech giants are in our, or at least, my life.