There is no doubt that the vast majority of Bahraini people love to order home deliveries of food and sweets.
These days deliverymen are knocking on our doors more often than our parents visiting us! How unreasonable is that?
People have become extremely lazy and, if possible, they would even order a glass of water online!
A friend who owns a restaurant told me recently that people no longer visit the restaurant to collect their orders of food, relying instead entirely on delivery companies, even if they are living just next door.
The funny thing is that people are willing to pay hugely exaggerated amounts for everything, including soft drinks. It is not unusual for them to pay more than a dinar for a 250fils can of carbonated water, taking into account commissions of various kinds and delivery fees.
There are several other examples, and this is wrong and dangerous behaviour.
This is a threat to our lives and our lifestyles while also adding massively to our expenses. This is, of course, not to mention the bad effects these foods and drinks have on our health. It is scary to think that one day we will pay dearly in terms of economic, health and social well-being.
We should launch a national media campaign with the participation of all government and private agencies and NGOs to spread awareness and educate people. I am sure these campaigns will bear fruit.
I am not against ordering food from restaurants, but I am certainly against going overboard. I know employees whose salaries are very modest but they still insist on “outside” breakfast on a daily basis. They must gather around the office table for “samboosas” and drinks as soon as they reach their workplace.
Of course, this costs a huge amount and little wonder then that at the end of the month they complain that their salaries are not enough.
Why cannot they eat breakfast at home before they leave for work? Or get something on the way? This way they will not only eat healthy but also save a lot of money.
We are faced with a wasteful and an unaware generation that needs some guidance, starting with parents and passing through the school, university and society as a whole.
This kind of behaviour is never beneficial and causes a loss of resources, besides depriving a large segment of people what they rightly deserve.