It's Not A Myth

Wow. People *really* aren't respecting the physical distancing thing. They're even making fun of it. Tonight I braved my local cold beer and wine store for the first time in a while. They were only letting one person in at a time -- no browsing. I was so glad to see that. But while I was lined up outside, the young couple behind me kept creeping closer. They were only about two feet behind me at one point. And I could hear them laughing and talking about me and all the others who were, as they put it, "paranoid." Then there were all the jerks who brushed past us within inches on the sidewalk. Guys, the streets are empty -- walk around and keep your distance. Honestly, it's far more stressful going out to grocery shop or buy the odd bottle of wine on a Friday night than it is to stay isolated indoors. The idiocy and unkindness that I experience in public these days makes me feel hopeless.

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Anonymous

Apr 4, 2020 at 2:44am

I'm in another part of the world, but the other day I was out grocery shopping. A middle aged woman coughed on me in the produce aisle. It felt deliberate, like she wanted me to move out of her way. So I moved and watched her. She turned and moved over to another area where someone else was standing and coughed on her.

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Washington

Apr 4, 2020 at 3:19am

Don’t let them bring you down. Watch Larry David’s California PSA on social distancing. He sums up these people very eloquently and it’s hilarious. You’ll find it on YouTube.

Don’t feel hopeless. You are evolving as you are adapting. They are the weak. You are the strong.

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I've seen the same thing

Apr 4, 2020 at 6:36am

I was in shoppers the other day to pick up a prescription and people, many of them in the very susceptible age group over 70 were standing close to each other and even engaging in lengthy conversation inches apart.
WTF people?
You're suicidal, stupid, selfish?? Which one??
I always feel better when I get back home to safe confines of my apartment.

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I know!

Apr 4, 2020 at 7:04am

Young people sneering at people wearing masks, which we are now told we should wear. I had a young guy spit right at my shoe and laugh. Groups of 20 year olds pointing at people about how paranoid they are. Pretty scary.

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Yes

Apr 4, 2020 at 10:07am

In order for me to feel safe, I’m doing things at strange times to avoid people. After WFH all day, going for a run at 4:30 pm is a bad idea, because it seems everyone is out at this time and I end up crossing the streets multiple times to avoid people. So I go running at 11am or 1:30pm. I’m limiting my shopping but going early weekdays. I pretty much hate people walking in the middle of sidewalks right now because the only safe distance for me is going onto the street with the cars. I’ve got elderly parents whom I want to keep healthy and living for as long as possible.

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?

Apr 4, 2020 at 12:20pm

How many microdroplets do you breath in standing down wind on line for an hour.

total security theater.

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Anonymous

Apr 4, 2020 at 12:40pm

Why is it the other persons responsibility to move away from you on the street? The way you told the story tells me you don’t move for anyone on the sidewalk and you want everyone to just move for you. Such a millennial. Go suck a bag of D***S

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I had a man walk right into me

Apr 4, 2020 at 1:00pm

who was behind me leaving a grocery store because I wasn't going fast enough. Then he started swearing. I am a senior lady who was carrying heavy bags as there were no carts left but wasn't going slow.

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There are some who seem like

Apr 4, 2020 at 1:03pm

they have never heard of the rule. But many are nice. I'm noticing more people banging their pots and pans at 7 pm. I just started doing it.

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Same here

Apr 4, 2020 at 1:50pm

Even if stores are setup for it, people don’t respect or seem to care and my anxiety went through the roof after my last grocery run. Took me a while to calm down and I’ll be staying in until the next time it becomes absolutely necessary to provision. It’s too bad really, the more people who try the better off we’ll all be. It’s not even that hard to do but fuck, humans can be astonishing assholes. Back to my good news only feeds - glad I’m not alone, appreciate this confession!

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