It does not take the sharpest knife in the drawer to know that when the state has fully reopened, things will not be the same as they were two months ago.
Get used to some big changes, because they are likely to be around for a while.
While a lot of things as we knew them will return, hopefully some good, down-home common sense will be among them.
It seems to have almost totally disappeared. Truthfully, there didn’t seem to be an abundance of it out there before all of this mess started.
We are going to need it this time around, and probably more than ever before.
What has been seen during these weeks of “stay home” stage has often been appalling. Some of that special kind of stupid could not have been fixed with a two by four.
The real colors of all sorts of people have been quite clear, and there was a lot of it on every corner.
It reminded me of the absolute silliness of trying to keep up with the Jones family.
It is simple — use common sense and caution. There should be nothing complicated about that.
There is nothing wrong with the social distancing of at least six feet, but everywhere one went in recent weeks it was visibly violated.
If two people can’t carry on a conversation six feet apart then something has got to be wrong with both of them.
Stay out of one another’s face. If you are two young lovers then you don’t have any business out in public anyway.
These certainly are some difficult times in our country, and as the total of deaths approach the 100,000 mark it should speak clearly as to the seriousness of the situation and the call for common sense as at least one of the tools in fighting it.
Get ready for some big changes in the way you live, the way you work, and the way you play.
This is in no way intended to spread despair and fear, but it is a suggestion that could very well save your life.
All of us are going to have to step up to the plate and do our part.
Wear the mask in most situations. Wash your hands often. Adhere to the social distance recommendations.
But, there is more….
Use common sense, caution, and concern. All three are going to be needed as we move ahead.
Those things just may be the most important things you will ever do.
William Holloman is a staff writer with the Mount Olive Tribune.