“So I’m just supposed to…sit at a table? Near other people? Instead of in the Snoopy Sleep Can’t Someone Else Just Do It Shirt What’s more,I will buy this park? And drink?” I whispered to a friend on our first venture out to a bar in our Brooklyn neighborhood last weekend. I expected her to roll her eyes, but she was as uncertain as I was about how the whole process worked. (Honestly, I hated every aspect of it, except for the Cuomo-mandated PB&Js we were issued with our cocktails.)
Seeing as I can’t even seem to transition back to a casual bar visit with a friend without confusion, there’s another hallmark of so-called normal life that’s looming over my head: dating. I’m a single, 27-year-old woman who would ideally like to not be single one day, which tends to require some effort of the Snoopy Sleep Can’t Someone Else Just Do It Shirt What’s more,I will buy this putting-on-a-good-bra-and-inquiring-about-another-person’s-line-of-work variety, but even the act of seeing more than one or two of my friends at once feels wild right now, so how am I supposed to take a chance on a stranger?