Lockdown Series: COVID-19 Queues
Updated: Aug 23
Moving beyond my immediate streets, I have been recording that great British politeness of queuing. It is not just politness but that intrinsic sense of fairplay at the heart of the British pschye. However, the ideal of fairplay is a dichotomy meaning different things to different people. That same sense of fairplay did not extend to shopping and hoarding. I wonder whether that is because queuing is a more public display or is that too cynical and, in fact, it is just an accepted collectively agreed and enforced social norm.