All around the country, people are breathing a sigh of relief as normalcy seems to slowly return. Kids are back in school and, to our great relief, the number of COVID-19 cases appears to be dropping.
Despite our hard-won victories against the virus, we must not let our guard down. It’s vital that we continue social distancing to avoid a resurgence that could lead to …
Oh, hi, it’s good to see you again. How was your summer? Okay, I guess we’re doing cheek kisses again. Three times, how could I forget? Sure, our summer was fine. We mostly stayed in Luxembourg, but we did manage a week on the Belgian coast. And we also spent a long weekend in Germany, when they let us back in, that is.
Ah, so this is your partner. I’ve heard so much about you. Nice to meet you. Oops, I was going for a sort of Eastern bow with my hands clasped, kind of a karate thing, but okay, as you wish. An old-fashioned, solid handshake, palm to palm, eh? No fear of germs here!
And this is your little one? I’ve not seen her since she was about this high. Hello, you. Remember me? Let’s keep our distance, you little demon you. Or not. A hug it is then, eh? Well, well, now I’ve got your mucus all over my cheek, eyelid, ear – and jacket. No worries, nothing a little hand sanitizer and an industrial furnace can’t take care of.
Yes, you too. Enjoy your lunch. Take care. Bye now.
Right, so what was I saying?
Dirk de Winter is a senior risk manager at a Big Four firm