I see a different side - I am not above hanging out on Twitter with what some of you would call "idiots" and I call "a wildly diverse set of people" - and I have friends who are active on FaceBook. Some people are scared, paranoid, depressed, and others are showing great spirit - reflective, innovative, and humorous approaches. And these groups interact....which creates a kind of (healthy?) equilibrium.
Also sometimes memes get rolling and can be quite entertaining. Case in point - a "do-it-yourself bidet" theme has emerged - some people just go out and buy the real thing at Home Depot or wherever, but others are fashioning their own toilet enhancements with shower nozzles or garden hoses, and duct tape, etc. It's pretty funny and lots of commentary back and forth on best practices etc.
As far as 6 feet distance and non-acknowledgement goes, that may be the British way - pretend the awkward thing does not exist?
Here people are saying hello - wary, but laughing as we navigate the right distance, and sometimes striking up little conversations. This is definitely not normal - here in the suburbs, a neutral demeanor or wrapped up in your own head/iPhone has been the norm for many years.
So, maybe I have rose-colored glasses (and a rose-colored bidet to match!), but I see some positives in behavior and community around here.
Now just hope the curve flattener hypothesis works.
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