sort of. Bars and restaurants in my area are finally being allowed to open for indoor service. Of course, there are still restrictions. The restrictions have nothing to do with the virus and everything to do with control. Nobody seemed too worried about 'social distancing' during the protests and riots. But a restaurant owner had better make sure there are six feet between tables.
I knew the bar next door was open on Wednesday evening when I heard loud voices and the sounds of a scuffle outside my windows. Looking out, I saw two young men rolling about in the middle of the street, doing their drunken best to smack each other upside their heads.
A few feet off to one side stood a little bit of a young lady, hands on hips, watching the proceedings. After a couple of minutes, she said in a voice louder and more commanding than I expected to hear from someone who likely didn't weigh much over 100 lbs., "If you two don't stop being stupid, I am going to quarantine you both."
The young men stopped trying to bash each other, got up, dusted themselves off and meekly followed the young lady back into the bar.
Sometimes it is necessary to for me to concentrate on whatever humor can be found. I keep track of what is going on around me, but if I concentrate only on the total insanity that is sweeping our nation, I will find myself in a pit of depression and I just do not have time for that.
So as I relax in my recliner with my Kindle, I hear voices from the street below. Two or three young men discussing the attributes of their motorcycles. A couple of sweet young things discussing the attributes of the boys with the motorcycles. And the voice of a young man, using his very best pick-up lines on a young lady who obviously is going nowhere with him.
Yep...things seem to be getting back to some sort of normal.
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