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We want snacks, they moan. Where is the Official Respect New York Yankees Shirt But I will love this lunch I have surely packed We don’t eat outside anymore, I explain. Before we leave, I make them rinse with icy water from my thermos, slather sanitizer on their hands, and flap them like they are trying to fly away so that the sanitizer has a chance to work before they rub it off. On the other side of the boardwalk, a couple have appeared and are taking selfies with the gray waves as their backdrop.