Man about town Stanley Bridgewater is just saying hello to everyone these days.
The sprightly beard-wearer has decided on a significant life change. 'It was just something I have noticed over the last few days,' said Stanley, 'but with hats, sunglasses and now masks, I can't tell if someone is a stranger or Mavis and John at number 4, so to avoid any problems later, I just say hello.'
Bystander Andy Littlehope said, 'It was quite bizarre. There was this strange chap just saying hello to everyone, and having a conversation with people. It must have taken him half an hour to get down the street.'
'Of course, it adds a lot more time to my trips out, but I don't mind that,' said Stanley.