In the UK on Monday, they were out in swarms at the outside of pubs at 5pm, as if they hadn't had beer before. Social distancing wasn't very good but they were out to prove a point. Yesterday, it was much quieter and a friend of mine remarked that the reality of the situation is that having gone OTT on Monday, they had realised yesterday that if they want to sit outdoors with a drink when it is only currently about 11C daytime, they might as well pay half the pub price by buying from a supermarket and sit at home in the garden with a few mates.
I also observed that it might be the case that having had that one occasion, not only cheaper supermarket drinks come into the equation but also the daunting prospect for those on the paid holiday known as furlough that it's days are numbered and with it possibly their jobs, so spending it all on beer might not be paramount in their thoughts?
Some will agree others disagree but under those conditions I will never set foot in a pub or restaurant again.Our local pub here in the UK opened their outside area on Monday with amazing arrangements. Yes it was full but all tables were over 2 meters from all others and you couldn't move the furniture or mix with another table. Table service only, entry to the toilets inside (the only reason to go inside) was controlled and you had to wear a mask so social distance ensured. Everyone had to log on to track & trace before getting into the garden via the outside entrance or sign in if you hadn't a smart phone (and 95% loged on from my observation). No one tried to breach the rules (if you had the landlord would have been on it as he does not want another lock down) and were so happy to have this level of release from the lock down of the last 160 days that the pubs have been closed. My husband said the cask beer was amazing.
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The rancor and disagreement at times almost matches the virus