Dear WTG: As an introvert, I’ve always been wary of close talkers, and huggers, and people who just get a little too close, violating my personal space. And now, during this COVID-19 epidemic it’s all the more important for folks to keep their distance. Any hints on non-offensive ways to avoid a hug or handshake, or to back off if someone gets too close. Signed: “Karen-Teen”
Dear KAREN-TEEN: Here are some hints on getting people to keep their distance. Some are easy and others take a little more initiative but all of them work! First, wear a mask. This is an easy way to advertise to others that you are into social distancing. Second, while a long way off smile and wave! You may even want to say, “Good to see you, it’s OK to smile and wave.” Third, turn the truth into a complement. For example, instead of saying “Back off, I don’t want to hug,” say something like this as you maintain a safe distance, “It’s so hard not to hug or shake hands, I can’t wait till things get back to normal.” Then smile and wave! Do these three things. They work!
On another note here are some of our favorite products that can keep you safe and healthy! Natural Concepts Hand Sanitizer Gel is our favorite of all the many great products out there. Our favorite masks are from Enping Masks. And, don’t forget the kids! Here are some masks sized especially for them from USKBF Kids Face Masks.