Germany is one of the many nations around the world that is looking to reopen in the wake of the recent shutdowns. There are a number of American states that are also in the process of reopening their bars and restaurants. While these locations are now being allowed to open, they are being asked to put certain hygienic restrictions in place beforehand.
These restrictions are leading to some hilarious photos, too. Schwerin’s Cafe & Konditorei Rothe was one of the first cafes to reopen in Germany. They have come up with one of the best plans that we have seen yet and we cannot stop laughing. Straw hats are being handed out to the customers and they come with pool noodles attached to them, for maximum social distancing.
It’s a great way to make sure that everyone keeps their distance from each other, isn’t it? If you are able to touch someone’s pool noodle, this is a sign that you are too close for comfort. “In these difficult times, it’s a pleasure to make others smile,” says Jacqueline Rothe. She’s the owner of the cafe and we hope that they are able to keep this idea going for the foreseeable future.
Oh my god, this is amazing. A German cafe is making people wear swimming pool noodles as hats to enforce social distancing.
Pic via Cafe & Konditorei Rothe on Facebook https://t.co/fMgqgbTdt6 pic.twitter.com/ds0whysqqi
— Katy Lee (@kjalee) May 14, 2020
The German government is also strongly recommending that people continue to wear masks when they are in public spaces. This is something that we all should be continuing to do, to be honest. Of course, it did not take long for this cafe’s decision to make the rounds on various social media hubs. Katy Lee was one of the first journalists to share the image with her Twitter followers.
Applaud this for multiple reasons: Great PR, makes sense from disease POV, shames people who insist they need to sit in cafes rn
— Patrick Galey 🤷🏻♂️ (@patrickgaley) May 14, 2020
Users were impressed with their initiative. One of the comments was especially insightful. Patrick Galey said that the decision makes for great public relations and also serves to shame those who are obsessive about the idea of sitting in an outdoor cafe right now. Meanwhile, there were others who were not impressed by this idea at all.
This is the cafe literally next door to the former shop of my exchange student’s dad ! I love this so much.
— Robin Legrand (@robin__legrand) May 14, 2020
They believe it contributes to the circus atmosphere that is being created right now. We cannot argue with this point of view, either. One thing is for sure, though. These types of locations are going to need to get creative if they are going to be able to open their doors this summer. Please be sure to pass this hilarious idea along. Who knows? You just may end up inspiring another business owner somewhere.SKM: below-content placeholder