During the coronavirus global pandemic, we’ve learned that while we shouldn’t be out and about, except for essential needs, our cars are a safe way to get from point A to point B. We don’t even need to wear our masks while driving. As a result, cars have been pressed into service as a means to see our friends, with drive-thru meetups. We’ve used our cars to visit drive-thru virus testing centers, to hold drive-thru graduations and even school district elections by way of the drive-thru ballot.
Food pantries have turned into drive-thru providers, as have most eateries. Some churches have even offered drive-thru communion. At least one town held a drive-thru Mother’s Day breakfast celebration.
Our cars have always been our safe spaces. We eat whatever we please in our cars, and our cars offer no judgment about our food choices. We can cry in our cars, and no one will ever know. America has always been a country on the move and we spend a lot of time in our cars. Now, during the coronavirus epidemic, our cars, more than ever, are our lifelines, offering us a safe way to meet without any danger of contracting the all-too-often deadly coronavirus.