We have not had dinner guests other than immediate family since it became popular to wear face masks to Lowe’s and Kroger’s. We have eaten out a time or two, with no noticeable effects, so we decided to live on the edge – to invite another couple to dinner.
Even though the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors recommend virtual dinners, where you stay at home and watch the other couple eat from their own house, our guests arrived promptly at 5:30. We decided to social distance and I had painted little blue feet exactly six feet apart on our patio, where we enjoyed drinks, appetizers, then dinner. We were very safe and wore face masks, except when we kissed and hugged hello. Just kidding. We didn’t kiss, we “elbowed.”
We enjoyed our dinner guests and it was almost like old times, except we did see a few state police cars out patrolling neighborhoods – looking for large gatherings and possible rebel flags.
We felt pretty safe though. If anybody said anything to us, we would say we weren’t socializing, we were just protesting.