Shoppers Bemused As Woman Socially Distances Herself In Zorb Ball
With the UK now in lockdown, the supermarket is now likely to be where we're most vulnerable to picking up and spreading the coronavirus. That said, there is no excuse for rocking up at the shops in a zorb ball, as one woman did in Herne Bay, Kent. Watch:
Footage shows staff and customers alike looking perplexed as the woman rolled her way around the aisles at the Morrisons store. Of course, it is impossible to collect shopping from within a zorb ball, but fortunately she had some guy in a suit by her side with a basket gathering up her requests.
Towards the end of the video, a staff member can be seen asking the woman to leave the store, at which point the man in the suit says he will get the remaining items on her list, which he has in hand.
It begs the question, if the woman is such a 'germophobe' - as the man in the suit explains - then why does she need to be there at all if he's got a list?
It's enough to leave you wondering whether this is some kind of coronavirus-based prank, rather than an actual social distancing measure.
It's far from the first novel approach to the measures though. In the Netherlands, a stylist at a hair salon cut eyeholes and armholes in an umbrella so that she could carry on working.
Morrisons has also taken the more practical measure of installing protective screens at its checkouts to protect staff and customers.
The supermarket's chief executive, David Potts, said the company had employed 83 fitting teams to install protective screens at every checkout as soon as possible with the well-being of colleagues 'paramount'.
He said: "We want to do our bit to help customers and colleagues from being affected and to help everyone observe social distancing at our checkouts. This will help us to continue to play our full part in feeding the nation - it's more than our job."
So you can probably leave the zorb ball at home next time you head out to the store.
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