Friday, April 03, 2020

Heroes and Villains

Scene from a drugstore, Friday night in Chelsea:

Me: Standing in line at Rite Aid, dripping in sweat with my glasses completely fogged up because of a too-tight makeshift face mask -- only my third time out of my apartment in three weeks.

Her: Standing directly behind me, halfway up my ass -- despite the GIANT blue pieces of social-distancing tape.

Me: Biting my tongue because I'm next at the register.

[pause as customer in front of me pays]

Her: Fully up my ass as I gather my bags having just paid.

Me [turns to face her]: "You are making me REALLY uncomfortable."

Her: nervous giggle.

Me: "I'm not kidding. SIX FEET."

Her: "Come on, I'm a pharmacist and I just worked 100 hours."

Me [incredulous]: "That makes it even worse. You of all people should know better."

Her: Still all but touching my shoulder.

Me: GET. AWAY. FROM. ME." {hands flapping like a lunatic]

[Exit door left]

Received this when I got home!


James Dwight Williamson said...

I’m sorry for your discomfort but knowing you, you did really well. I know you are in a very unsafe place now. How do you get your groceries, do either of you cook a Lot. Hug kiss from psycho Florida, Hang in there Kenneth Walsh.

Dr. Pearle said...

If you can, place the bottom of your glasses outside the mask and that helps with the fogging.