- Jun 14, 2019
The points you raise are incredibly valid. In our area all big box stores are open (grocery store, Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Office Max, etc) yet small businesses are closed. We can't go to a gym to exercise, but people encouraged to get outside and take a walk around their neighborhoods. I live in a HUGE neighborhood of 186 houses on really small lots (its basically detached condo living). We fill an entire elementary school bus with the kids who live in our neighborhood. Parents are sending their kids outside to play all day long because, let's face it, kids, siblings and parents home all day together need some separation. So these kids are interacting and playing, running, breathing hard, and kids don't remember to social distance. My kids have been inside more because I am requiring them to do more school than the weekly "recommendations" by the district (guess that's what happens when mom is a teacher). But they are getting outside, but I try to keep them further away from kids by letting them ride bikes, but not play tag. Have a Nerf war, but don't play basketball, things that hopefully encourage distance.Everyone needs to understand that ChalkBucket is just a discussion forum. There is no need to call people out. If you need to find out who is not following some of the rules... just watch the news.
No one is expecting people to agree on this topic... just talk.
Reality is reality... right now I don' have to get my temperature taken if I walk into my local Home Depot... sure... maybe their employees do... but I don't. I don't have to wear a mask. I can try their curbside pickup and they will get closer than 6 feet to me... and without a mask.
Here's the thing... I'm in my house right now.
This virus is not going away. Its a virus, much like the flu. Even with a flu shot/vaccine, it makes its rounds every year. We have to be smart, not scared, and hopefully we can start getting everyone back to a semblance of normal sooner rather than later.