A cafe in Germany has celebrated its reopening by giving its customers hats with pool noodles attached in order to keep them socially distanced at all times.

The future is now, people. We all wondered what magnificent invention could get us over the hill with the current pandemic and all that accompanies us, and while we thought it was going to be some kind of wonder-pill, it’s actually a pool toy and some tape.

The Café Rothe in the city of Schwerin, in the state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, are those responsible for this wonderfully simple solution, as they gave their customers pool noodle hats.

Jacqueline Rothe, owner of this particular cafe told German TV channel RTL:

In these difficult times it’s a pleasure to make others smile“.

This comes after Germany began to slowly ease its lockdown restrictions in late April, and since then, most commercial spaces under 8,600 square feet were allowed to reopen. With that in mind though, social distancing and hygiene practices are still very much in place, the government are urging the public to wear masks.

Heute mal so ,, Abstandsnachvermessung“

Posted by Cafe & Konditorei Rothe on Saturday, 9 May 2020

It’s worth mentioning that this is absolutely a joke on the part of Café Rothe, and they were simply poking fun at the social distancing measures taking place – though that’s not to say that they don’t want to abide by them – even if a lot of people on Facebook and the like think they’re being serious.

I must say, if these were serious (which they’re obviously not), then I don’t think I would visit.

Call me boring, but my biggest fear is looking like a tit, and I don’t think I’d be able to pull off a pool noodle hat. I’d like to be one of the few people who could get away with it, and I’m sure we’ll see hats like these at the next Met Gala, but for now, I’ll stay hatless.

With all of that said, I would do anything to have life return to whatever normality is possible, so I’d think twice before turning down a noodle hat.

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