Virus and the City: Runners, I Mean, Come On!

I have only myself to blame. When I walk along the river now, I walk on the city side of the highway, not the river side, because of the runners. I know they are not following social distancing guidelines. But on my walk yesterday I stayed on the river side because I wanted to be in the sun, damnit, and I wanted to take pictures.

But the runners were just awful. Or rather, I’d say about 98% of them are. 98% make no effort to keep their distance from you, they run right by, inches away, WITHOUT MASKS, and, I swear to God, three of them coughed just as they were passing me, WITHOUT MASKS, and they didn’t even bother to cover their mouths. WTF?

Cuomo, you closed the parks. Stop the runners.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “Virus and the City: Runners, I Mean, Come On!

  1. These are the same people who are going to bitch when the country is still shut down and dealing with this in August. There is no end in sight because of *ahem* individuals like these. I was in the supermarket the other day. I only go when necessary, and I stock up. I have only been twice in the last 5 weeks. I saw people shopping without masks in groups. WTF is right.

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