None for me, either

Jason Kottke:

I miss dining out so SO much. I miss my friends in the industry and am furious that federal and state governments have pushed them back into unsafe working conditions in the idiotic & dangerous race to “open up the economy” before any reasonable system of test/trace/isolate + a mask mandate is put into place nationwide. But I haven’t been in a restaurant since early March and will not return to one, outside dining or no, until the pandemic is over. I’ve been ordering takeout as much as I can (and heavily tipping) to support local businesses that are operating safely. But the whole concept of dining out seems very irresponsible to me and should not even be an option right now.

I agree with every word of this. My partner and I both feel tempted to act otherwise every time we walk around Morningside Heights in the evening, sidewalks crowded with diners having good times. But I don’t see us doing anything other than takeout — also with deep tips — for the rest of the year certainly, and probably for quite some time beyond.

I miss coffee shops especially, and terribly.

2020-07-22


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