Back in CAR, we were told that, in order to walk in to the airport snack bar, we had to wear proper clothing, which did NOT include flip flops, shorts, or tank tops, nor machetes and guns. An interesting combination of restrictions, right?
Then we got to South Africa where our American heritage of “no shoes, no shirt, no service” flew out the window as we witnessed people of all ages in malls and restaurants, barefoot. Now, during lockdown, new rules prevail. The “no mask; no service” makes sense, but the rules about only being able to purchase winter clothes is an interesting one. We are soon to morph from level 4 to level 3, so this will ease up. Meanwhile, we continue to be careful, to wear masks, to make sure of social distance when we are out and about for shopping or walks.