Here in Gotham City, restaurants were allowed to resume indoor service yesterday.
At 25% capacity, in addition to whatever outdoor seating that they may have.
With cold weather coming, indoor seating will be crucial. 25% isn’t much. In many cases, it will mean that the businesses and staff will lose less money than before, not that they will be prosperous.
I commemorated the occasion by having dinner at a local diner last night. We were the only customers in there at first. Many don’t want to eat indoors now. Half the country doesn’t fear the virus enough, some New Yorkers fear it too much, still, despite our current relatively good status on it.
Tipping is how waiters and waitresses are paid in the USA. I tipped well, and in cash, and I hope that better days are ahead for our friends and neighbors in the restaurants.