The votes are in, and everyone but everyone is good and tired of this lockdown. Although some commented that they’d be careful before removing their masks….mask-free living got the nod with 37 percent naming it the Back To Normal indicator. Almost as many (29 percent) are waiting for the end of social distancing (Grandchildren!! Family visits! Friends!). It was almost a three way tie between inside dining and drinking (12 percent), cultural activities (10 percent) and the gym (10 percent). Major League Baseball and the AFL/NFL might have some cause to worry, because only about 2 percent looked forward to seeing live sporting events.
We’ll keep the survey up for a while longer to see if there is any change in the numbers, and we welcome your comments as we go through this lockdown together.
Virge Randall is Senior Planet’s Managing Editor. She is also a freelance culture reporter who seeks out hidden gems and unsung (or undersung) treasures for Straus Newspapers; her blog “Don’t Get Me Started” puts a quirky new spin on Old School New York City each week. Send your suggestions for Open Threads to her at email@example.com.