• covid go away day

    From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to All on Fri Jun 11 20:46:00 2021
    Hello All,

    Today marked "day 1" of the beginning of the lifting of the
    "stay at home" order in Ontario. Being in a tourist town that
    serves as a gateway to cottage destinations, *and* being a
    Friday, my town was jam-packed with vehicles pouring through
    all day.

    I operate a small bookshop along the main street. After
    several months of just languishing at the shop and just waiting
    for closing time in the months prior, today seemed like the
    first day I had to actually do any work, such as being civil to

    What I found most interesting though.. is that many of those
    strangers were not wearing masks. I did not mind that myself;
    legally I cannot extricate/remove someone if they choose to not
    wear a mask, and still want to browse or purchase something.
    But it is interesting that most people are treating this "day
    1" as a kind of "covid days are over" thing and there is a
    general sense of freedom regained.

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