"This is one of many examples of a peculiar madness which has so many of us in its grip. If, while out on foot or bicycle, I offer a cheerful greeting to a passer-by, nine times out of ten he or she …More
"This is one of many examples of a peculiar madness which has so many of us in its grip. If, while out on foot or bicycle, I offer a cheerful greeting to a passer-by, nine times out of ten he or she will turn coldly away. I fear some think that even by speaking to them I am increasing the risk of infection by the plague."
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We Love Big Brother | Peter Hitchens

Good heavens, this is hard to write. To experience a national humiliation and shame is one thing. To describe it is far, far worse. It is like …
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I'm happy to say results may vary by country. I was doing yard work after I got home today and people were out walking, chatting and saying hi like normal. Maybe it's a British reaction.
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Holy Monday, we commemorate (inter alia) the Cleansing of the Temple.

“Cleansing of the Temple” by Carl Heinrich Bloch (1874).