She’s not gonna let the coronavirus rain on her parade.
An enterprising Netherlands haircutter has devised an unorthodox — if highly questionable — way to both practice social distancing and stay employed amid COVID-19 business closures: crafting a hazmat suit out of an umbrella. A video of her bizarre disease-fighting measure has racked up over 2.8 million views and 93,000 shares on Facebook.
The eight-second clip, uploaded last week, shows the unnamed Dutch stylist trimming a customer’s hair at the Bella Rossa salon in Oss, Holland, while wearing her anti-coronavirus couture.
Governments around the globe have forced nonessential businesses such as hair salons to shutter, costing countless hospitality workers their jobs. But to ensure she doesn’t miss an appointment, the inventive hairstylist snipped holes for her arms and eyes out of an umbrella in an attempt to make a shield.
Currently, there is no evidence that her makeshift apparatus would actually do the trick, and even the stylist is skeptical of her get-up. “I’m not sure this is going to work,” the laughing salon employee can be heard musing in the video while cutting hair.
Nonetheless, the social-media masses are applauding her ingenuity. “You have an invention for everything, right, super woman,” said one Facebook commenter of her impromptu sickness shield.
“I swear may God make you smile,” added another.
Other “COVIDIOTS” have raised eyebrows for parading about in public while wearing Mad Max-esque apparatus haphazardly constructed from water jugs, grapefruit peels and more.
However, in the realm of half-baked disease-prevention methods, they may not hold a candle to an Italian guy who wore a giant yellow saucer around his waist to enforce social distancing.