I arrived at the chemist/drug store or whatever you call it. I was standing at the entrance and this was the first thing I saw outside: “Only 4 customers maximum can be in the store. Wait in the queue keeping a distance of 2 meters while you are thinking about it.”
That was my rough translation from German to English. I did not have to wait, there was no-one in a queue and so I entered.
I entered and was confronted with yet another sign “Please wait here”. This was becoming quite exciting. What was going to happen next?
It was then that I saw a human being, a shop assistant and she beckoned me to come a little closer. Just a little closer as we were separated by a thick sheet of plastic.
But I crossed the black and yellow tape and I was in, there was no stopping me now. A shop assistant greeted me and I moved over to the counter. We were only three customers in the drug store, so no holds barred. I told the assistant what I needed. I had already phoned from home in the morning to be sure that they had everything. I needed my diabetes pills, and they are never in stock, but no problem, they are organised for late afternoon and so everything was ready to be picked up. Mr. Swiss and I have our prescriptions deposited at the store.
I left with everything I needed. It used to be so easy in the pre corona days, but now it is like entering a different country. Perhaps I will have to show my passport the next time.