Dispatch From Brooklyn II: No Country for Old Men

Travel and travel photography has always been  my brother-in-law’s passion.  I think of him as a seasoned, debonair  peripatetic, a citoyen  du monde.   

But people who don’t know him would see the, ah, seasoned aspect.  Especially right now.   Definitely in the “most vulnerable to Cv19” subset.

What I want  to tell you is: he reports that people in the Spangloid population of Brooklyn seem to think he’s  a carrier because of his age.  They admonish him for heedlessly venturing outside his apartment when he sashays to the little Korean grocery store, hurling reproaches (from a safe distance).
The current urban legend has it they regard all Chinese people as infectious, too.  That of course is much more sensible and possibly even accurate.  But I doubt the reports that Chinese are being beaten up, I mean,  you wouldn’t wanna get that close to ‘em.   Peligro! 

Just reporting.

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5 thoughts on “Dispatch From Brooklyn II: No Country for Old Men”

  1. Hypatia:
    The current urban legend has it they regard all Chinese people as infectious, too.  That of course is much more sensible and possibly even accurate.  But I doubt the reports that Chinese are being beaten up, I mean,  you wouldn’t wanna get that close to ‘em.  

    Ditto.

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