Yesterday I posted about Japan’s highly amusing subway posters that tell people to stand one tuna away from fellow pandemic commuters…
But in the rest of the world, giant tuna are not exactly an everyday sight. I heard that Florida was suggesting a more familiar local measurement:
Lol. But how big is an alligator, really? As I’m not from Florida myself, I’d be standing about a hundred (or maybe a thousand) feet from the next person in line. Where I’m from, people could more easily space themselves with these:
Or, the universal urban teeth-gnashing measurement, these:
Or, for even more local flavor, these:
Not to mention these:
And although opinions wildly differ with regard to the size, and nobody (even in Roswell) knows for sure, I feel that people would probably err on the side of caution with these:
And even though I erred on the side of providing these regional social distancing suggestions for my fellow Americans, I did want my friends Down Unda to have this:
With deepest homage to Japanese designer Eisuke Tachikawa and his design firm Nosigner and thanks for their original excellently amusing takes on judging how far to stand from fellow commuters in a pandemic
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!