March 25, 2020

How to keep people 6 feet away when you're out in public, and how to occupy yourself in your solitude when you're at home.

From TikTok, so I'm putting it after a jump:

@zurg601

Keep safe out there! ##socialdistancing ##whateverittakes ##unicycle

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) - BENEE

@shannaneaves

##fyp

♬ You - Petit Biscuit

21 comments:

Lucid-Ideas said...

"That guy? I love that guy! I would touch him with a 6 foot pole!"

Achilles said...

That guy with the stick perfectly encapsulates the stupidity of all this.

Phidippus said...

"... nude hand-sanitizer wrestling."

Is this a great country, or what?

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

are they selling those sticks on amazon?

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

cuz I want one! genius.

n.n said...

What are garlic and worries.

Bay Area Guy said...

Don't spouses and children and siblings have viruses?

rehajm said...

nude hand-sanitizer wrestling

Can I Zoom that?

Rory said...

My dog's the official greeter everywhere he goes, he instinctively moves toward people and other dogs. He's been cut down from probably 50 direct contacts per day to maybe 3. He seems okay with barking and wagging from six feet. He's 11, which is getting up there for a German Shepherd, so I'm trying to keep him from becoming a house potato. I'm concerned that if loses interest in something at this age, it might not come back. It's occurred to me that we're in a kind of role-reversal: now I'm the crazy young dog trying to lure him into games.

wildswan said...

Ourdoors
At the grocery store people have got new aisle etiquette down. Progress is jerky but actually quite quick. It's like an intricate dance. Imagine it without people especially on TP aisle early in the morning when supplies are in. The Dance of the Grocery Carts.

At Home
I'm imagining buying a new camera with a macro lens, reading up on them, my dream, the only thing I don't have that I really want.

Lurker21 said...

Lively conversations with the voices in my head usually work for me ...

Yancey Ward said...

I find a fake cough works wonders.

Achilles said...

Yancey Ward said...
I find a fake cough works wonders.

All you need to do is sniff your nose or have allergies and sneeze a couple times.

Nobody is playing touch your nose anymore to see who doesn't have to do stuff.

=(

gspencer said...

How to keep people away from you when in public?

Wear old, threadbare clothes and continuously yell, "Unclean, unclean!"

Works every time. Even panhandlers keep away.

ALP said...

I am stunned there isn't an app yet that starts droning "you're too close...you're too close beep beep beep". Available for Android, iPhone and Apple watch.

rehajm said...

Sol!

Char Char Binks said...

Curiosity killed the George.

RichardJohnson said...

HEB, ordinarily a very well-run Texas grocery chain, has occasionally tripped on itself in its attempts to do the right thing in the current situation. Consider what I saw at one HEB store. HEB now requires all customers entering its stores to wipe their hands before entering, which has resulted in 5-10 minute lines for entering the store. That rather goes against the social distancing suggestion of staying 5-6 feet away from others.

In addition, customers are now required to enter through only one door- and leave through the other. Yet, in front of the one entrance to the store, there is a big sign directing customers to go to the other door- which is now closed for entry. (That sign normally went up in the evening,when that door was closed at 9 a.m., several hours before the store closed.)

I, for one, am not inclined to wait in line for 5-10 minutes to enter a grocery store. As far as I can tell, HEB is the only local store that has the hand-washing line to enter. OTOH, HEB will not miss my custom.

Nancy said...

Dog is bored watching paint dry.

PM said...

Crap. Should've had the wife film me making those wheel chocks.

Hazy Dave said...

Hey, I got my unicycle out of the garage Wednesday, too! Not very pretty. No video exists, as far as I know.