Sunday, August 02, 2020

Sunday Five - The adventures of 2020



I plan a national conference, last fall I settled on a theme of Vision 2020, as a play on words from 20/20 vision for this fall.  I had no idea how far off that vision would be.  So this week, let's talk about the adventure that has been 2020.

1: Have you waited in a socially distanced line to enter a store? 
2: How many face-masks do you have? 
3: Has anyone hassled you about wearing a face mask? 
4: Have you stayed healthy? 
5: What are you most looking forward to when this is over? 

My answers: 
1: Have you waited in a socially distanced line to enter a store?  Only once, at IKEA, I didn't wait to get into Trader Joes, Jay went a couple of days later in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, when there was no wait. 
2: How many face-masks do you have? Five cloth ones, and I bought a box of disposable paper ones.  Most of mine are boring basic black. 
3: Has anyone haseled you about wearing a face mask? I have not, Jay was questioned by a yahoo. 
4: Have you stayed healthy? Yes, fortunately. 
5: What are you most looking forward to when this is over?  Booking airline tickets for the next great adventure.  

Please share your answers in the comments.  

32 comments:

  1. 1. The supermarket. Once.
    2. Two. One provided by our town, the other bought in a pharmacy. Washable cloth masks.
    3. Nope.
    4. So far, so good.
    5. Being able to shop in the supermarket normally.

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    1. Ordering online with drive through pick up, is not the same. The farmers markets here are not as much fun this summer.

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  2. 1. Once, to enter a cafe for takeaway. Never again - too much trouble.
    2. No face masks yet but I am thinking of buying some soon. (We live in an area where they are not required yet but I am sure they will be).
    3. No hassle - see 2 above.
    4. Yes, both of us are well, fortunately
    5. Seeing my granddaughter, who is 600 miles away, for the first time.

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  4. 1. Quite a number of times. Places like cafes only doing takeaway had limits imposed according to their floor space. Usually two or three people. We queued for a short time a couple of times to enter supermarkets.
    2. Down to ten disposable surgical masks. We must buy some tomorrow.
    3. At the moment while compulsory, you will get a hard time if you don't wear a mask.
    4. Physically yes and fitter than I was last March. Mentally, I have my moments.
    5. Looking forward to arguing about having my *insert appropriate swear word* useless passport extended by one year.

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    1. I renewed my access to the express lane at immigration online, it was approved in less than a week, not like I can go anyplace with it, but I am ready when the world reopens.

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  5. I also have 5 masks but they are made of cloth that can be washed again and used repeatedly. And my mask is patterned on traditional or ethnic fabrics.

    Greetings from Indonesia.

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    1. I need to find some that are colorful. Thanks for the comment.

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    2. spo will make you some if you ask him.

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  6. 1: Have you waited in a socially distanced line to enter a store? Yes
    2: How many face-masks do you have? 16
    3: Has anyone hassled you about wearing a face mask? No
    4: Have you stayed healthy? Yes
    5: What are you most looking forward to when this is over? HUGGING FRIENDS

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    1. And people are looking forward to your hugs

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  7. 1: yes
    2: a box of 50
    3: no
    4: yes
    5: seeing friends and going to a restaurant

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    1. We are overdo for a visit to philly

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  8. 1: Have you waited in a socially distanced line to enter a store? Haven't found too many lines in Smallville, but I would if that were the case.

    2: How many face-masks do you have? About ten. All washable and reusable.

    3: Has anyone hassled you about wearing a face mask? Once at a grocery store a woman asked why I felt it necessary and I asked her why she felt it wasn't.

    4: Have you stayed healthy? Indeed!

    5: What are you most looking forward to when this is over? Going away for a nice weekend.

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  9. 1. No. Balder goes to the stores. Shopping is his life's blood.
    2. I have two. One grey, one white. BH has a whole lot. They hang like little bras on a towel rack when he washes them. So cute.
    3. Nope.
    4. I wasn't healthy to begin with!
    5. Visiting my children and grandchildren and their pool. Camping, of course. Filling all of my hug whore needs.

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  10. 1. I waited in a short line to get into Trader Joe's one day but that's the only time.
    2. I have eight all in colorful prints.
    3. No one has said anything to me but, I've have a friend who was challenged a two months ago.
    4. I have.
    5. Exactly what you said, getting a ticket and flying off somewhere.

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    1. Good to hear people are staying healthy

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  11. 1. Lineups for stores -- yes, a couple of times, usually only for small ones.
    2. Two cloth masks and a box of disposable ones.
    3. No, Canadians are polite.
    4. Yes, healthy so far (touch wood!)
    5. I'm looking forward to going to tai chi again and art classes and doing some traveling.

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    1. I had hoped to go to Canada this summer

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  12. 1. Endlessly. Unless you drop lucky with timing it's the norm in the UK.
    2. 1 jokey cloth mask, several boxes of disposable ones.
    3. I got a surprised look from a waiter here in France when I forgot to don a mask when heading for the bathroom.
    4. Yes, apart from gaining 7lb due to drowning my sorrows in rosé wine.
    5. Not having to worry about who is around me and if they are too close.

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    1. Glad to hear the boarder with France is open

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  13. 1: Have you waited in a socially distanced line to enter a store? Nope
    2: How many face-masks do you have? 4 and 4 more on the way
    3: Has anyone hassled you about wearing a face mask? Nope
    4: Have you stayed healthy? Yup - very isolated.
    5: What are you most looking forward to when this is over? Going to Provincetown.

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    1. I have never been to Ptown, need to do that.

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  14. 1: Have you waited in a socially distanced line to enter a store? No, too health-compromised to chance it.
    2: How many face-masks do you have? Four cloth ones, 20-40 disposable ones.
    3: Has anyone hassled you about wearing a face mask? No, not been anywhere that they could. Only DR appointments and drive thru pharmacy and food.
    4: Have you stayed healthy? Shockingly so, except for a horrible itch/rash that I have been on prednisone for way longer than is safe.
    5: What are you most looking forward to when this is over? Hugging sisters, niece, grandkids, eating in restaurants.

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    1. I haven’t eaten in a restaurant since Dublin in March, miss that.

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  15. 1: Have you waited in a socially distanced line to enter a store? yes it is OK
    2: How many face-masks do you have? At last count we have 14 homemade Spo-masks
    3: Has anyone hassled you about wearing a face mask? no but I am ready for them with a humiliating speech guaranteed to make them upset.
    4: Have you stayed healthy? let us hope so
    5: What are you most looking forward to when this is over? touch

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    1. Hugs, unfortunately from afar

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  16. Ooooooo! I bet that speech is magnificent!

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