While driving around last weekend, I noticed something unexpected that I didn’t pick up on right away.
Business that were deemed “unessential”, had opened up, some with customers seen entering and exiting.
Families, some with small children were seen walking around and playing in parks.
And before people think that I’m narcing on business in Macomb County, quick reminder I drive…a lot! This didn’t take place in Macomb. ‘Nuff said there.
Yesterday afternoon, I spent some time with family and we ended walking up to the local park.
One of my younger family members had asked me about what was happening, why they were not in school and things like that.
I attempted to explain to them as simply as I could about what happens. I explained to them that people try to act as best as they can based on the information available. I also told them that when people get scared, despite the information available, they make choices which make absolutely no sense. I tried to break it down as best as I could, but despite my best attempts, I don’t think that they got it.
By that point, we had gotten to the playground and they had lost interest. We watched them for about an hour running around, and even gasp, playing with other children from that area. The other parents were not objecting.
That brought a smile to my face once the realization kicked in was occurring. People have had enough. People are not waiting for permission.
Hopefully, this is a trend that will continue to grow as the week progresses.