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Go on, give us a smile - someone might actually need one in these difficult times

Mary McCarthy


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Be happy: ‘Even if it’s the last thing you want to do, give a smile in case someone needs it.’ Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP

Be happy: ‘Even if it’s the last thing you want to do, give a smile in case someone needs it.’ Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP

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Be happy: ‘Even if it’s the last thing you want to do, give a smile in case someone needs it.’ Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP

On my escapes from lockdown I've noticed new behaviour trends. Irrepressible social beings as we are, these changes are mainly friendly.

But I am also finding lockdown is smoking out some decidedly annoying behaviour, namely smug exercising couples and glaring power-walkers.

First to the positive - that the unifying strains of lockdown have thawed the majority when it comes to engaging in chit-chat.