Fandango’s Provocative Question #74

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

1FA55623-3F5B-4B3F-8245-58232BA36E5FMost states in the U.S. are loosening restrictions put in place three months ago in order to “flatten the curve” and to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many countries around the world are doing the same thing. Yet new cases of the virus are continuing to climb.

So, my provocative question to you this week is this:

Which pre-pandemic activities are you ready to resume (or have you already resumed)? Which, if any, pre-virus activities are you likely to continue to avoid?

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36 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #74

  1. ruddjr June 17, 2020 / 5:41 am

    I don’t think I could write a full post on this so I will answer here. Getting a haircut (which I’ve learned is going to be quite different). Yesterday I got a summer drink at a coffee shop down the street and it was so nice to do something almost normal. I’m on the fence on going out to dinner. The idea of servers with masks and gloves just doesn’t feel special.

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  2. ikwords June 17, 2020 / 6:53 am

    My local pools are opening, not sure I’m ready for that yet.

    The other day I went on a bike ride with a friend, we wore masks, then went to get ice cream from a place that was serving outside, and that was fine.

    Good question — something I think we all should stop to think about.

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    • Fandango June 17, 2020 / 9:46 am

      I don’t think I’d be ready to go to a public pool either.

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  3. Irene June 17, 2020 / 7:46 am

    I went to a routine dental check-up and cleaning, and I am kind of regretting it, but it had to be done sooner or later, I guess. Shopping for things other than food will be on-line as much as possible and for as long as possible.

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    • Fandango June 17, 2020 / 9:49 am

      I’m overdue for a visit to the dentist, but it will have to wait. And yes, shopping online whenever possible works for me!


      • Irene June 17, 2020 / 12:05 pm

        And I can’t even imagine how bad it is going to be to try to take a plane for tourism; this is the end of the World as we knew it ;(

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        • Fandango June 17, 2020 / 6:37 pm

          I think it is. 😥


  4. rugby843 June 17, 2020 / 9:18 am

    I have been to my daughter’s new home once and saw the family. I rode and stayed in the car to the laundromat, but nothing else. I have grocery orders delivered and will probably continue that for at least another month because it’s cheaper to sign up for a month’s delivery than individually. No one is sick in my family but most otherbpeople here are few to wear masks, etc. As a result of opening here in Cheyenne, we’ve had a big spike in cases in the last week. You can’t save people from themselves. If they choose to expose themselves or maybe others at the same time, it’s not controllable, at least here. The only place I’ve seen where everyone wears masks is going to and from the hospital grounds for a blood test. The biggest money maker for our city/state is Cheyenne Frontier Days and that has been cancelled for the first time in 124 years, since 1897. It will be a huge but necessary blow to the state economy. I have three grandkids here out of work and no jobs available. Whatever the monetary cost, we must all be cautious, lives depend on it.

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  5. Astrid June 17, 2020 / 10:09 am

    I’m so glad I can see my husband again and might be allowed to go visit him from next week on. (I live in a care facility, which has more restrictions than most of the rest of the country does.) I don’t think anything else is a top priority right now.

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  6. rugby843 June 17, 2020 / 10:28 am

    My apartment complex has a small exercise room and an outdoor pool, both closed. I wouldn’t use either one anyway.

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  7. Haunted Wordsmith June 17, 2020 / 11:57 am

    Going to the library if my freaking library would find a plexiglass supplier that has some in stock because they refuse to open without installing them. Keep in mind these are the same people who, during normal flu season, see nothing wrong with standing at the check-out coughing, sneezing, hacking up a lung. We also have 0 cases in the county. Yes, I am becoming more angry at my library.

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  8. pensitivity101 June 17, 2020 / 12:31 pm

    We intend to continue to avoid crowds, wear masks and gloves when we shop, and abide by the 2 meter social distancing. The only thing we really miss is the choice of going for a field trip for the hell of it rather than a reason.

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  9. Scherezade Ozwulo June 17, 2020 / 3:02 pm

    Hi Fandango😊
    Pre pandemic activities I’m looking forward to? Daycares reopening and playgrounds because my kids are losing their minds. It’s only so much going for nature walks we can do. I know the government probably wont have it figured out how to keep “grubby hands” from exchanging viruses, but I’m sorry these kids gotta socialize some way.

    Where I am (The Sunshine State) they reopened the theme parks but more than likely they’re probably shutting down again because the numbers keep rising.


    • Fandango June 17, 2020 / 7:32 pm

      This whole thing has been tough on parents.


  10. Marleen June 17, 2020 / 3:18 pm

    I never got around to picking out a new sofa… in a real store. I’d like to do that. What will I not do? I don’t know, who needs to shake hands?

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  11. Marilyn Armstrong June 17, 2020 / 7:04 pm

    I don’t think it will make much difference, except that it would be nice to go out to dinner — just once — and see friends I haven’t seen in a long time, except by phone.

    The piece is up tomorrow morning.

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  12. imagineambition June 17, 2020 / 7:05 pm

    Can I say I’m going to avoid work? Probably not since I need a paycheck. But seriously learned how much I hate my job and even more seriously need a new one

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