Can we put off paying utility and mortgage payments?

To the Editor;

Just think of all the money we’re going to save because of this pandemic:

• Gambling halls will be closed down

• 6/49 and Lotto Max can be played only on-line

• Reduced out-of-town travelling

• Swimming pools and exercise gyms closed

• Churches closed, so no more tithing

• Far less eating out

• Drinking establishments closed – far cheaper to drink at home

• No more flying to far off destinations

Other positive things:

• It should revive our reading skills

• Spending more time with family (time will tell in nine months whether this was a positive thing)

• More sun on my solar panels with airplane contrails down to near zero

Possible negative things:

• More spousal abuse due to necessary close contact

• Small businesses going bankrupt

• Increased unemployment

• Tenants unable to pay rent

A question: Can we put off paying utility and mortgage payments?

Frank Martens

Summerland, BC