Interesting as I walk in Moscow area now…

I have adapted:

Yup, I guess so!

And getting around is easy if you accept that younger people have no idea about courtesy. It seems that all over the world we are neglecting to teach our youth in a general sense to have respect and courtesy for the elder as you go through life…

I am not saying that all youth are this way….but when you see someone walking your way and they are absorbed in their smartphone and or listening to music? They have lost the ability to comprehend their surroundings. Their minds are preoccupied with things other than reality. Okay, maybe that is their reality, yet it does not work when you should be paying attention to the surrounding world…

I walk and observe the people walking around me and I shift myself to paths that do not intersect the wayward mental midgets walking around…

I watched a young gal about 25 years old almost get hit by a car this morning. She was so absorbed in her smartphone that she stepped in a crosswalk that was red lighted for us to not cross and she walked straight into the flow of traffic. The driver saw her and lucky for all so did the dozen or more cars moving and everyone stopped and no death and or wrecks…

She even took two more steps, before she realized that she was in danger and her reaction was to freeze in place. The saying all is well that ends well fits this occasion…

This is not a one off happening. People are so absorbed in that smartphone and or the music blasting in their ears, that they do not see and hear anything around them…

It is getting worse as I watch the years go by…

Therefore, I watch these people and all people, if they have a faraway look about them and or they have their faces buried and at night a face that is lit up by a smartphone, you shift your pace and path to safely maneuver around them…

The pandemic has made me much more sensitive to how and why people react to their surroundings. I do not want anyone in my safe space and how close I allow them is whether they are alert and wear a mask…

They will simple walk right into you if you do not adjust….Muscovite’s are already non safe space ignorant. Mass transit overload has seen to that. Until you have experienced the Moscow Metro at peak hours and been crushed like sardines in a can, you will have a lack of understanding Russians and safe spaces. Russians do not know about staying out of your face…

They are learning, yet an eternity of history is hard to end in a few months and or years. The elder learn faster in this case. Old dogs can learn new tricks, I guess…

So I walked 7 kilometers this morning and met very few people. I enjoyed my walk and wished my sweetpea was with me. Sveta is at the grandkids and getting ready for great grandma’s birthday this weekend and I had to walk alone this morning…

I wear a mask the whole time, to buffer the mishaps with the ignorant smartphone sidewinders as I walk and it works, for me…

King Corona Covi-19 is partying hard in Moscow right now and I prefer to be safe. Whether it is real or not does not matter to me….mask is vital and besides, at -7 degrees, the mask is rather nice and warm to be truthful…

But Sveta and I know too many people who have had close calls with the virus and several will never be the same, if they live…

Another interesting thing I am seeing in the woods:

It is obvious to me that people in Moscow did not travel elsewhere like they use to in the past. Park benches have been built all around the local woods, fire pits everywhere, localized trash piles from parties, many many new paths, tons of cut wood, so many bird feeders and masks thrown away are the new McDonald’s wrappers of the past. It is a shame that used masks are not worth money; I would be rich, I find so many…

A glut of discarded single-use masks and gloves is washing up on shorelines and littering the seabed

Source: ‘More masks than jellyfish’: coronavirus waste ends up in ocean | Environment | The Guardian

I can say that this is not fake news;

Mask, Mask, everywhere a Mask
Blockin’ out the scenery, piling up fast
Don’t toss, don’t toss, can’t you see the Mask?

But, in the same token, broken bottles are almost gone, cigarette butts gone, druggy needles gone and fast food wrappers are literally history as trash in general is way down…

Now if there was just a used mask market?

I would be rich!

WtR

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kKeeton

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia.

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