Will We Social Distance Forever?

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I rememeber seeing a comedian once who said something along the lines of; when you're in love and think this really might be The ONE, write down the 10 things you love most about them. Because, if you do marry them, those will become the things which annoy you the most.
And why do you think that is?



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You have to love yourself first before you can truly love anyone else. Otherwise, itís just infatuation.

And true love is forgiveness. You donít have to be with someone to love them and, sometimes, you need lots of distance and safety before you can love someone.

My dad is a horribly sexist/racist dude at times. I rarely saw him as a kid. He was on the road all the time, and then he cheated on my mom and left us all a week before Thanksgiving the year I turned 18. I have forgiven him for everything, and weíre closer now: Thatís love.



And why do you think that is?
I don't know that it is. I just always thought it was funny.

I do think that it's odd that we (as a society) idealise love and its effects, even to the point of encouraging young love and thinking it's cute when children have their first relationship, when we all know the heart-wrenching pain when that love leaves/dies. It's a drug, and like all drugs withdrawal is an absolute bitch which will kick you like you never knew anything could. Never smoke a joint though, cos you'll become addicted and never be the same again.

Odd message to tell ourselves.
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In my country husbands used to (they still do, but not something institutionalized) beat their wife's because that's the thing you do or the neighbors will say you don't control her. Most wife's knew it, and they took it, most young women's now question how was that possible, how could they cooperate with that?
I donít know a single country in the world in which domestic violence is absent. Itís not just Portugal. And itís worse here right now since couples are self-isolated together.
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I think we will always have the plexiglass screens that are in place now in so many stores, etc. At least until they fall apart; not sure if theyíll be replaced then.



I think we will always have the plexiglass screens that are in place now in so many stores, etc. At least until they fall apart; not sure if theyíll be replaced then.

The plexiglass screens just became a requirement at all stores (that are still open) here in NY, and they also just made face masks, (or face coverings like a bandana, etc.), a requirement to go into the stores too.

They also just announced that stores must limit the amount of customers in the store to 50% of their allowed capacity, and then customers must wait for someone to leave before the next person can enter the store.

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⬆️ CT hasn’t taken the step of mandatory face coverings yet, but no doubt it will.

Horrified (again) to visit Family Dollar where the cashiers have no masks or gloves. Just handling coins & bills alone could kill you.



⬆️ I’ve always hated people who, for some unknown reason, stand very close to me.



We went to the supermarket to pick up some stuff for my in-laws, and there was a line to get in the store. When one guy walked right along the line to get to the back, he was only about a foot away from the people on the line. Most people just tried to lean away from the guy, but one customer in front of us on line yelled at him because he wasn't social distancing, and then called him an a-hole.

It wasn't very nice, but he wasn't wrong. Most of the other people on line praised the guy who yelled for speaking out about the idiot who wasn't social distancing.

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