We have all been doing our part during this pandemic in social distancing, self-isolating, and quarantining. But now that we are starting the confusing process of reopening, we are coming up with all kinds of ways to keep our distance.
The following is a list of the creative ways people have come up with to do their part during this crazy time!
1. Face masks by way of dinosaur
The question of whether face masks are effective or not has been a point of contention throughout the pandemic, but there is no question that many people would rather have access to them should a circumstance arise.
And what better way to get masks to those in need than through a dinosaur costume, which is also doing its part in wearing a mask.
2. Hippo costume allows daughter to hug mother in assisted living
And while we are on the subject of costumes, here is one where a daughter wanted to hug her mother so much that she donned a hippo costume for the occasion.
The daughter stood outside her mother's assisted living facility with open (hippo) feet, waiting for a long-awaited embrace.
3. Who's up for bumper tables?
One of the most fundamental activities we have been deprived of during this wild time is going out to eat with friends and family.
Well, this restaurant in Maryland has tried to do their part in opening their business, with the caveat that patrons slip into what can only be described as a bumper table.
Though this somewhat absurd contraption is not ideal for the casual meeting up of friends and family, it could be a good time for the kids—or super drunk people. Either way, could be interesting!
4. Berlin lightens the mood with putting noodles on patron's 'noodles'
A Berlin restaurant has allowed outdoor cafe seating, but asks patrons to wear a three-pronged pool noodle device on their head to maintain the social distancing protocols.
The upside is that no one will take it too seriously and hopefully have a good time all the same.
5. Mask with a mouth
By far the most Lynchian device that has come out of pandemic is a new surgical mask with a pump-activated mouth opening, so that one need not remove their mask when they are out eating with friends.
I will let you be the judge of this one...
6. Timmies, hockey, flattening the curve
Only in Canada would a guy driving through a Tim Hortons find utility in a hockey stick, which he used for his credit card and to retrieve his hot drink.
7. Fanless sports a surreal reality
Considering the fact that soccer is the most popular sport on the planet, and has some of the most passionate fans to boot, it will be odd to watch the game without a single fan in the stands waving their scarves or blowing on their vuvuzela.
But it seems like the lack of fans is a small price to pay for those who really love the game and cannot wait for it to come back.
8. Drive-by parties
This is a phenomenon we have seen since the outbreak, with children being visited by their friends since they were taken out of school etc.
But this particular case was special, as the family of a 15-year-old had orchestrated a drive-by birthday party for their daughter, who, well, see for yourself.
9. Airlines to do business as normal
That is not to say every airline will conduct business this way moving forward, but it appears that United Airlines is wasting no time in getting back to the way things were, save for the requirement that passengers and flight attendants wear masks.
There is no doubt that other contraptions, inventions, and protocols are going to be drummed up in the next couple months in order to accommodate this new world we live in, but it is worth it as long as we can get back to the way things were in a safe way, right?