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15 June 2021

A neighbor with a sense of humor (and who doesn't need one of those) posted this helpful advice without the aid of social media.

Beware. Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm II R kit lens at 35mm (70mm equivalent), f8, 1/200 second and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

We thought we'd pass it along as San Francisco reopens all businesses and activities today with the state dropping its tiered risk system.

It just so happened that yesterday we were talking with Eddie, a Whirlpool dryer repairman, about the reopening. We were both wearing masks.

He'd been enjoying the greatly-reduced traffic during the pandemic, especially since he lives an hour from work. And he was a little concerned that the work-from-home movement wouldn't keep enough people off the roads for him to get around easily anymore.

As for masks, we both agreed we'd keep ours on for the moment. Some business will still require them, after all. And, if we've learned anything, they're a common courtesy. Something you do for other people.

We realize the double-vaccinated, among whom we count ourselves, pose no risk to others but, funny thing, the people who won't get vaccinated also won't wear masks. So you can't tell if a maskless person is double vaccinated or refuses to be vaccinated.

So, you know, beware of the thing. Still.

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