How’s social distancing going? Today I broke my plastic hair-pin-lace loom by using too much force. Didn’t even know that was possible. I now have a quarter-finished scarf.
Bethany decided I needed to get out of the apartment. (Actually, she decided we were out of chocolate and she wanted to go grocery shopping but she still doesn’t drive.)
So we went to Wal Mart.
On the bright side, the shelves are better stocked than they were. We saw toilet paper and hand soap. Still a lot of empty shelf space, though.
It was surprisingly crowded. Wal Mart had signs everywhere encouraging people to stand 6 feet apart and periodically made announcements over the speaker to tell people to go home if sick and even if healthy, stay 6 feet apart. Which, lets face it, is nearly impossible in such crowded aisles.
But it does lead to two extreme reactions in shoppers. The first type look horrified if you venture down the same aisle as them (even if on the other side of the aisle) and give you furtive glares every few seconds. The second type look amused at their daring in coming close to you. As soon as they break the 6 feet, they grin and look mischievous.
I don’t know that either reaction is an improvement.