While some of us have never spoken to our next-door neighbors, there are others who are BFFs with the people living next door. Remember the guy who sent whiskey to his neighbors through a drone? Well, having friendly neighbors sure seems like a blessing during the pandemic.
Speaking of which, two neighbors in Durham, UK, came up with a genius idea to bond while observing social distancing. Paul Hurton and Anthony Dunn, who have lived next door for about 20-years, missed hanging out together ever since the lockdown began, reports The Northern Echo. So, they set up a ‘fence bar’ in their back garden to catch up.
Have a look at the entire video:
These neighbours made the perfect DIY social distance bar in their garden. Absolute legends! 🤣👏 pic.twitter.com/Jz8fkvJDv4
— The Viral Group (@TheViralGroupUK) April 26, 2020
They turned their 6ft tall fence panel into a horizontal table to enjoy a drink together while observing social distancing. Paul was quoted saying, “Since the lockdown, we still go out and sit in our gardens having a drink. Last weekend we both sat out there but obviously, we couldn’t see each other and we couldn’t really talk.”
The neighbors then created the ‘social distancing bar’ to enjoy a drink together from a safe distance.
“We’d seen something on Youtube where someone had done the table in Australia but they only used half their fence attached to chains, but obviously we wanted to make sure we were further away from each other.”
While their DIY bar was admired by some people, others were concerned whether it was safe to exchange glasses and food during these troubled times.
Many people loved their ‘fence bar’:
Great idea but should have own food , cultery, glasses & drinks otherwise defeats the whole thing !
— Nicky jones (@Nickyjo643) April 26, 2020
Ingenious. And I’m guessing slightly bending the rules.
— paul jones (@pauljones190866) April 26, 2020
What a great idea mate. Good job you got us to take the antidote pic.twitter.com/8YUB51BK1z
— Dave Dowling (@DjquietDave) April 26, 2020
Awww this is so cool. Love it!
— Dawn 👑 #BevHead (@VanellaJ5) April 27, 2020
That's fecking brilliant is that 😂
— charlie (@chatsfield) April 26, 2020
Others felt that their bar set-up defeated the purpose of social distancing:
So sharing snacks and using other people’s glasses is ok then? As long as you are 2 meters apart. This isn’t genius one bit 😂
— Paul Leahair (@PaulLeahair) April 26, 2020
Passing glasses between households without cleaning defeats the whole object of stay at home and social distancing! Just saying!
— Neil brannan (@Neilbrannan) April 26, 2020
So when you go to some shops and they have to pass you the stuff, is that not just the same thing. As the glasses been passed. I'm getting so confused with what is right and wrong these days
— mrs alex burnett (@alexandrajenki1) April 26, 2020
That was great, right up to the point where they're literally passing Covid through the fence… 🤦🏻♂️
— Mark Tully (@Tulstar) April 26, 2020
Touching glasses and giving it to your neighbour. Sharing food. Wow I dont know about perfect DIY social distance bar more like a flippen stupid idea 🙄
— Sam (@renwicksam) April 26, 2020
Well, I sure miss my neighbors. But safety always comes first. What do you think? Tell us.