“The guy lacks basic manners. He extended his hand. I’d like people to maintain their distance.”
“In good old days, we shook hands and sometimes even hugged each other.”
“Blasphemy!” She was shocked, and stomped her feet as she walked to her bedroom. Thankfully, shoes were taken off at the doorstep.
I don’t blame her, but do miss the good old days. Nora was a year old when Covid19 occurred. Keeping a physical distance is inextricably woven in the social fabric.
The virus has since disappeared from the world map, but the culture it spawned has remained. Physical proximity is not really necessary, with most interactions being digital.
I’m now a pro at expressing ideas and emotions through symbols – they don’t call it emojis any more. It has a fancy term….