So I decided to go to the shops today
Though a tad apprehensive I have to say
Was I feeling all at sea needlessly?
Well I guess i'll just have to wait and see
I donned my mask and packed me gel
Confident both would serve me well
Then set off on my first expedition
On my quest for some good nutrition
Alas, when I was out I found a fair bit of resistance
From numbers of folk to socially distance
So it's good to be back in the sanctuary of home
And twill be a wee while til I once again roam.
That kind of sums it up really. The first shop had little by way of any distancing guidance in place and no restriction on numbers. There were a couple of notices around but they were paying lip service. Fortunately it was quite large so we were able to avoid most folk. We were the only ones wearing masks and got a few odd looks which didn't bother us. One woman who didn't look in good health was coughing a bit as she passed us which annoyed me a bit as she ought to wear a mask even if her cough is normal for her.
The second shop was a much better experience and I felt much safer though the time we went at 6pm helped as it's normally very busy. Again we were amongst a handful wearing masks and a couple of folk got in our space a bit and one muppet thought it was funny. This is what you have to contend with.
The risk of catching the virus was brought home to my wife and I a couple of days ago when we just found out a friend of ours who owned a couple of shops locally caught the virus and passed away in April on his own in hospital age 57 with no underlying condition we were aware of and leaves a wife and 3 children. So very sad. It makes me angry that many folk still aren't taking the threat seriously.
So if like me you decide to venture out please wear your mask, use your gel and don't be intimidated by those who think it's either gone away, a big joke or both.
Regards - Chris