The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167528   Message #4063395
Posted By: Charmion
08-Jul-20 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
In southwestern Ontario, up to five people may gather indoors now and up to ten outdoors, but the provincial and municipal authorities are finally getting serious about masks. Ottawa and Toronto require them in all public indoor spaces, including shopping malls, supermarkets and subway stations. Of course, people are griping.

We are physically fine, if a bit bored, but I am definitely developing some hermit-like tendencies. It's high summer and blistering hot, so I tend to lurk in the air-conditioned house, and I find that I feel less and less inclined to go anywhere. "Out for coffee" means buying a take-out cup and drinking it at a picnic table in the market square. Restaurant meals come in compostable boxes and you eat them at home or at another picnic table in the market square. Shopping is done on line or as quickly as possible at Sobey's or Canadian Tire, trying not to go the wrong way in the aisles. Any expedition is likely to include Himself complaining about who is and who is not wearing a mask.

While I'm tired of the whole thing, I am only too aware that being tired of the whole thing is a huge privilege. I've just been reading about the state of hospitals in Houston, Texas -- yikes.