I Wish We Were Smarter Than This

In my Friday post I talked about San Diego County moving into a less restrictive phase, allowing for more people to eat in restaurants and visit public attractions.

Our governor had emphasized that we were still in the middle of a pandemic, and we all needed to continue wearing face masks, washing our hands frequently, and social distancing.

But this was a positive sign, and I was feeling cautiously optimistic about this small but significant step toward normalcy.

To celebrate, my husband and I went out to eat on Saturday – the first weekend with eased restrictions. Our first time out to eat in I can’t remember how long.


We sat by a front window, which looked out onto a busy part of downtown.  It’s a great spot for people watching.

But on this Saturday…

Not so great.

Because so many of the people I was watching were doing this:

And this:

And this:

And this:

I saw this – the face mask hanging from the ear arrangement:

And this – hanging from the wrist:

Yes, I saw all this, plus plenty of people with no face mask at all. 

And my cautious optimism?

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