I Spent 3 Months Locked Down in DC. Then I Went to a Mall in Utah. It was terrifying.

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      sonofspy777
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      Walking through the doors of Dillard’s on Saturday was like going back in time. People were browsing racks of shirts, huddling over jewelry cases, and pushing past us to check out the latest shoe sales like it was Christmas 2019. Few customers wore masks, and no one was social distancing. For about two minutes, my daughter and I, both wearing masks, half-heartedly looked at summer sandals, and then, panicked by the crowds, fled back out to the parking lot.

      Outside, we gathered our composure and decided to try again. When we attempted to access H&M from an outdoor entrance, we ran smack into a long line of people clumped together waiting to eat Factory Nachos at an indoor table at the Cheesecake Factory. Yes, an indoor table, which people in hard hit cities like New York and DC are unlikely to see for months. The H&M door was closed, so we had to go through the main mall entrance, where we were met with nothing more than a sad looking hand sanitizer dispenser and a chirpy sign telling us to “feel safe, shop happy.”

      The scene inside was a haphazard implementation of Republican Gov. Gary Herbert’s reopening recommendations from May that people wear masks and businesses enforce social distancing. But these were only recommendations, not requirements.

      https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/06/i-spent-3-months-locked-down-in-dc-then-i-went-to-a-mall-in-utah/

      The stupid is strong in Utah.

      Bernie figured he could do more good ALIVE,
      than dead in a small plane "accident".
      I think he's right.

      Don't you?

    • #326542
      Red Cloud
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      They just like to put an extra “M” in the middle of a word to feel better about themselves.

    • #326550
      Bernie Boomer
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      I wouldn’t go to a mall – indoor or outdoor – on a bet (I never go on the Strip), but even the grocery stores are jammed with happy, smiling, unmasked people.
      There are fools everywhere.

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      MizzGrizz
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      Every time was pass it,the parking lot is packed.I’m sure they aren’t social distancing in the stores.

      Not a place I’d really want to go.

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