On Saturday past, the weather was finally conducive to a walk. We donned our winter gear (yup, still cold in April) and headed out to keep our Physical Distance on our City pathways. As we started our walk about 11:30 AM, this was easy at first, but as the time and path wore on, it became increasingly difficult.
As we came upon solitary and groups of walkers, it seemed they thought that if they were passing by, they did not need to meet the 2 meter barrier. Us old neurotic folks were always the ones to climb the snow banks to provide the space. Most simply continued on their way, but a few did thank us. We felt at times like we should shout after them, “Well, why didn’t you move your ass outta the way then?”, but we kept our mouths shut (well, we did mumble under our breaths, but our mouths were still shut).
I guess all this social distancing is still new to a lot of people and they just do not think. Walking a dog or with one or two small ones in tow, the effort to move out of the way must seem too much for them, so they just let the old folks do it. Then, there were the groups of two families who walked behind each other, with the 2 meter distance. We wondered if they did not realize that a cough or a sneeze from the group ahead could linger in the still air.
In any event, it was a beautiful day and a beautiful walk. We will just start earlier, next time. After all, the daylight hours are getting longer and for some reason, I find myself not being able to sleep past 5:15 AM. And I can not even blame it on the 5:30 crow……YET.
Stay well, my friends and thanks for reading.