Over the weekend, Nathan and I took one of our longer walks to a restaurant village area near a park.
We often enjoy going into the coffee shop that is in this plaza.
However, something peculiar happens when we walk in during the pandemic.
You walk into a world that looks like COVID-19 never happened.
Customers are not spaced out and no one in line has a mask on.
Most people are very smiley and hanging with multiple friends and hugging.
It’s like a time warp back to 2019.
for some of the workers who still have masks on
for the panic and confusion that sets in with myself
for the odd looks I can feel while I wear a mask
for the possible cases the customers are bringing in and spreading with each other
for the fact that coronavirus isn’t a thing of the past.
We don’t go in this coffee shop very much anymore, but when I do, I always hope something will be different and they’ll be a glimmer of cautiousness.
This weekend was one of the worst for no masks. However, the state of CA has lifted the mask mandate for indoors so I suppose they are following the laws – but I believe it is still necessary not to act like everything is back to the world we knew in 2019.