This year for the A-to-Z Challenge, I'll be looking at major events that happened in 2020 [the year we would all like to forget, so let's look at it first, before flushing it down the toilet].
Welcome to D! We're looking at – SOCIAL DISTANCING.Remember when standing that far apart would almost certainly mean someone would cut in line ahead of you? Now, although it's not a guarantee, at least you have a decent chance of that not happening.
But what I'm most curious about, is why it's called SOCIAL distancing. We still talk on the phone and text. Now I have apps for Teams, Zoom, and Skype on my phone. My oldest son lives in Seattle and we use Skype. Some courts use Zoomgov, others use Teams, and some have their own system. I've used all of them.
I think the term should be PHYSICAL DISTANCING rather than social distancing. Sure, we no longer give hugs or shake hands as greetings, but we're still SOCIAL. We still meet, we just wave and bump elbows and stay six feet apart. Just because we're physically distant doesn't mean we're socially distant.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
Here's a teaser for tomorrow, letter E: