How Social Distancing Has Confused Boundaries

The other day at the gym, an older gent came up to me, and began a conversation. We were both masked, which was great, but his extra closeness to me was admittedly not so great.

While we chatted about my enviable dedication to a morning routine of daily workouts, I was writhing inside from the uncomfortable way in which this stranger was leaning into me, as if he intended to gobble me…