Masks become “uncool”?
Hectoring about distance is met with middle fingers?
We are handing teenagers a whole bunch of idiotic and arbitrary behaviors to rebel against.. what a gift!
Went to a supermarket open late, one right on the edge of suburbs and rural known for discount and bulk deals. No hipsters or woke people in sight. Lots of pickups, camo, gun racks and sleeveless shirts showing tattoos. The men were about the same.
The only mask wearers were old folks from the burbs. Distancing was enforced only at entrance and checkout. Cashiers had gloves but no masks.
Gaggles of teens cruised through on a Friday night, laughing and having a good time together. Families with small kids moved as a loosely gathered herd around the shopping cart.
I do believe for this section of the country the “opening” will take place rapidly. The group fear I see one mile to the West is completely absent.
It is amusing as I find our new house is the latest development to encroach on rural. One block to the east is country, with a John Deere dealer, horse ranches, small meat sellers, Riding Leathers shops (motorized and non motorized) and huge lots with stately ranch homes and some others with battered but neat mobile homes with the usual collection of parts vehicles in the yard. One block to the west is franchise suburbia with thai food, Pho shops, food trucks, eclectic crafts, massage and aromatherapy, spas, plastic surgeons and such. Seven miles south is fully woke 21st century city (west coast version) with the wealthy, the young gig economy folks along with the elderly hangers on who will not sell.
Freedom will flow from the rural this time. Cities will remain oppressed by fear the longest.