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Checking My Privilege

It's Day 3 of the quarantine and my little family and I have holed up in our condo. The hubby and I were able to go to the grocery on Day 1 of the quarantine so our ref is stocked up and we have enough food to last us for another week. Besides, if we do run out of food, the grocery is just nearby and he can easily make a quick trip. 
When rumors of a lockdown began to surface last week, my husband and I talked about what we would do with our yaya since she doesn't stay-in with us and lives a jeepney ride away with her own family. Would she be able to make it to work everyday with the lockdown? What about  the quarantine? It seemed counterproductive to be isolating ourselves when she would be coming and going everyday, exposing us and herself to the virus.
I also began to worry about how her family would fare with the lockdown, since her husband was a contractual driver at the Department of Agriculture ("no work no pay"). He takes a bus everyday from Sucat to Quezon …

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