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Your Politeness Is a Public Health Hazard

Social distancing is challenging everything we know about what it means to be nice

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HeHe had to have heard me the first time. My voice is naturally loud, and I know it carries. Plus, I’d made it a point to enunciate so he would understand me from halfway down the aisle.




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Kate Morgan

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