Our village has a bistrot, it's right in the centre of the village, opposite the church. When we arrived here it was not in use, but it has since opened, serving a locally-brewed beer, and it's staffed by volunteers. A very fine establishment.
I'm the volunteer server on Tuesday evenings, an activity I have recently started. It gives me an opportunity to meet the locals, shoot the breeze, etc. We sit out on the terrace and enjoy a beer as the evening cools down.
There's enough being debated on the current disease outbreak; I don't need to rehash it here. But I will not be party to any mandating of vax passports that I can possibly avoid. So if, from the 1st August, as currently mooted by our leader, I would have to demand such a document from the clients, I won't be volunteering any more.
How far to take this? If I am required to demand it for gîte customers I probably don't have much choice. But if the end-of-year concerts given by the harmony orchestras that I play in will demand it? I should probably stop playing.
Given that égalité is a prized part of the French constiution, I am hoping that a vax passport would be declared unconstiutional. I wouldn't bet on it though.
There's a free concert tonight in Evron. You have to reserve your place so I phoned up the local tourist office to do so. Good - no problem with availability. I was able to assure the lady that yes, I do have the vax certificate and identity card that will be required of me in order to get in.
Shit, it's started.