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What are some often unspoken or unknown rules of etiquette that have emerged with COVID-19?

Posted - June 30

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  • 4464
    As I was entering a market the other day wearing my mask, someone leaving not wearing theirs, coughed in my direction on purpose.  Don't do that to anyone, it is rude and possibly dangerous.  This post was edited by Honeydew at June 30, 2020 7:47 PM MDT
      June 30, 2020 4:07 PM MDT
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  • 33098

     

      Randolph D must quietly endure the lack of consideration due to the inability see beautiful women’s entire faces that are now covered with face masks while in public.
       (It’s a sacrifice, I know, but I accept grudgingly it.)

    ~

      June 30, 2020 4:35 PM MDT
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  • 5165
    Leaves more to the imagination. 
      June 30, 2020 6:04 PM MDT
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  • 33098

     

      ~

      June 30, 2020 6:17 PM MDT
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  • 5165
    and that's bad ... how?
      June 30, 2020 8:20 PM MDT
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  • 33098

     

      Who said there was anything bad about it?
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      June 30, 2020 10:11 PM MDT
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  • 21359
    No coughing or sneezing inside. 
    Do not touch people.

      June 30, 2020 5:43 PM MDT
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  • 33098

     

      Those are spoken and known ones, are they not?

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      June 30, 2020 5:46 PM MDT
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  • 21359
    If people are following the rule then the rule must be known.  
      June 30, 2020 5:49 PM MDT
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  • 33098

     

      Then your two submissions do not answer the question as it was posed, correct?

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      June 30, 2020 5:51 PM MDT
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  • 21359
    Any rule that is being followed....must be known. So using that logic there can be no answer to the question as posed. 
      June 30, 2020 5:57 PM MDT
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  • 33098

     

      Not so. The question includes the word “or”, which provides an option for any number or variety of answers that cover either of the two probabilities shown. 

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      June 30, 2020 6:00 PM MDT
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  • 4164
    How wonderfully and perfectly logical! :)

    But I think maybe JA meant that even though there are official rules which are posted everywhere,
    in local areas people do develop unspoken ways of behaving by copying each other.
    In some towns and regions people give lots of space to one another, and in others the locals all cut corners.

    It's like manners with drivers. If one gives way to others, they wave a thank you and do the same for others and it quickly gets rid of road rage and creates a great atmosphere on the road.
      June 30, 2020 9:58 PM MDT
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  • 7809
    I don't know if this helps, but you're the one who inspired this, M2C. You posted something about how people think that they don't need to distance if they're wearing masks. I actually didn't know that was a rule. I thought we were wearing masks because we can't always social distance. Ergo, if I've been at the store, I don't really worry about the six feet rule much. I still give people space, but I'll cut around them in aisles or whatever if they're slow. I was looking for more examples of things I and others might not know. 
      June 30, 2020 7:55 PM MDT
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  • 1116
    FOLLOWING THE MF DIRECTIONS ON THE FLOOR IN THE GROCERY STORE

    IF I SEE ONE MORE PERSON GOING THE WRONG DIRECTION THEY WILL CATCH. THESE. HANDS. 
      June 30, 2020 7:30 PM MDT
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  • 21359
    Lol. We do not do that anymore.

    Not walking 200 ft to get something 10 foot away. 
      June 30, 2020 7:42 PM MDT
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  • 7809
    I cheat on that one sometimes too but it depends on who else is in the aisle. If there's already someone else there following the rules, I follow them too. If there's not, I grab what I need and dart back out like a ninja. 
      June 30, 2020 7:50 PM MDT
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  • 21359
    I generally avoid aisles with people in general. But the one way stuff stopped working about a month ago here. We just make sure we stay away from each other. 
      July 1, 2020 4:31 AM MDT
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  • 4164
    Watch people's body language much more carefully, 
    to see what their next actions might be,
    and take evasive action before they can breathe in one's space.
      June 30, 2020 9:52 PM MDT
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