Especially with the haunting of Valentine’s Day, the ability to recognize and address (not solve) isolation, can be difficult. So what can we do?
Truth is, I dunno. There seems no perfect answer. But I think we try. I think that does wonders more than what we imagine.
Take last year. I was at a kiosk in a small mall waiting for my turn to be waited on by the sole salesperson. It wasn’t a long line, but this was the kind of place that cut keys, repaired shoes and had exotic sized batteries for automatic garage door openers that average stores didn’t carry. So each customer needed one-on-one time to address their individual consumer demand.