How are your risk evaluation skills?
If only this pandemic had come with an instruction manual.
We have invited people over and *thought* we established clear guidelines: stay outside, stay six feet apart, wear masks if closer… then they arrived and barged right inside to join us in the kitchen.
“No!” I shouted. “We’ll meet you in the backyard!” The terror was real.
Communicating around this topic is so challenging.
Understanding others’ risk tolerance can help you to gauge a situation you’re getting into.
Before you plan a socially-distanced outing, consider asking them where on this scale they identify.
If they self identify as more of a 3 or a 4 and you’re lower on the scale… you might cancel. They likely won’t be as careful as you would expect them to be.
And if they identify as lower on the scale than you are, please be considerate. Be more vigilant with your mask and social distancing.It is up to all of us to keep each other safe and sane.