I head out the door around 7:00 a.m. every morning with Roxy for her morning constitution. We follow the same path down the hill and back. I have several fellow neighborhood walkers that I see and used to greet every morning.
Now though, thanks to COVID, the path of our walk has become a tangled web, a dance of sorts, as we approach and pass our friends each morning. Do you know the steps to the COVID Sidewalk Dance? They go like this.
If I am walking my dog and a non-dog-walker is approaching, they step off the sidewalk and walk in the street until we pass; or
If I am walking without Roxy and I see a walker with a dog approaching, I always exit the sidewalk and walk in the street until we pass; or
If I am walking my dog and another neighbor is with their dog, if their dog is preoccupied (so to speak), then I exit the sidewalk and walk past in the street. This applies equally if it is Roxy who is attending to business then they take the street. Or,
If I am walking my dog and I see a regular walker/neighbor with their dog, the walkers take turns exiting the sidewalk and allowing the other to pass.
As we weave and turn, wearing our masks, barely allowing ourselves to breathe, our passing on the sidewalk dance is completed.
If you have any other steps to include, please email me to share them and keep on truckin’!
Updated: August 11, 2020