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    People Are Talking About The Parts Of Daily Life That Might Not Go "Back To Normal" Even After The Pandemic Ends

    "Sitting in a doctor's office waiting room when you're sick."

    The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way that we live and interact... maybe even permanently. So Redditor u/sinosty asked, "What will never be the same again once the pandemic is over?" Here are some of the responses.

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    1. "Movie ticket prices. Paying $20 for a movie when even BEFORE the pandemic hit, most movies weren't even worth that money."

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    2. "The weird pride surrounding dragging yourself to work when you're sick."


    "I think sick days, or WFH if you’re not feeling 100%, will be far more accepted." —u/strippersandcocaine

    3. "Grocery shopping IRL."

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    "I haven’t been inside a grocery store in several months. It’s really nice to be able to pull up at a store and have someone load groceries right into your trunk. Now it’s free in my city, but I would happily pay to use this service." —u/Ok-Statistician-1513

    4. "Our healthcare workforce. I'm afraid of a mass exodus of nurses in particular."

    "This pandemic kicked everyone's ass, but none more so than healthcare workers." —u/BookishJuka

    5. "Sitting in a doctor's office waiting room when you're sick."

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    " I feel like lots of people will wear masks to hospitals and doctor's offices from now on." —u/LiquidOcelot41

    "I haven't sat in a waiting room since March. All my appointments have been 'call when you get here, wait in your car, we'll call you when its your turn.' The social introvert in me loves it." —u/sunflakie

    6. "I really REALLY hope all this sets a new precedent in terms of public sanitation."

    "The number of places that are now like, 'Look, we're doing full sanitation procedures to make sure you stay safe!' and it's like... 'You weren't before?!" —u/liliangoose

    7. "Virtual doctor's appointments."

    "I have doctors that make me show up for 15 minutes just to get them to sign a new prescription. Having these visits over video has been such a time saver." —u/SirensToGo

    8. "Not that I ever did it much previously, but I highly doubt I’ll ever eat at a buffet again."

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    "I will miss the Indian food buffet." —u/PM_YOUR_PIXIE_CUT

    9. "My trust in the government."


    10. "Snow days."

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    "It won’t be much of a debate anymore. Stay home and Zoom for the day — we will be back in person tomorrow." —u/why_2k

    11. "I have plenty of friends I’ve lost all respect for."


    12. "Boundaries between work or school and home."

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    "When many businesses and schools went completely virtual, there was no longer the boundary between work and home or school and home. Breaks and days off are also not as respected." —u/peppapigisthecoolest

    13. "The blissful ignorance of sticking my fingers in a random bowling ball, then proceeding to eat food without a care in the world."


    14. "Commuting. I’m sure I will work from home regularly."

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    15. "Hopefully pizza delivery. No contact-pizza delivery is the best thing to come out of this."

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    "I am seriously LOVING contactless delivery and curbside pickup." —u/Rhana

    16. "On a personal level. I've learned about what I can and can't live with, what I need around me and what can just drift away with the wind."


    17. "Wearing masks in public whenever we might be feeling under the weather."

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    "I always thought that a very sensible and considerate gesture to make when I saw it being done in other parts of the world." —u/loopnlil

    18. "Many smaller businesses that are already heavily suffering will not able to recover even after the pandemic."

    "It has become so normal for many to just use Amazon." —u/mikevseveryone

    19. "Leaving space between people waiting in lines"

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    "I never want to feel the breath of a stranger on my neck in a queue again." —u/YGathDdrwg

    20. "Old school etiquette-type things like shaking hands, hugging, or holding a door for someone."

    "I think now people will be less likely to do some of these things. It’s sad." —u/kitcatpaints

    21. "I think cruise ships might be done for."

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    22. "It’s probably wishful thinking, but I really hope governments start taking a hard fucking look at how nursing homes are run."


    23. "Movie theaters."

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    "I think they’ll still be around, but there will be fewer, and it won’t be the only place to see brand new movies. People will only go for the experience." —u/littlegreenb18

    24. "Adults living with their family. I think it'll be more widely accepted in the Western world."


    25. "I'm never wearing a bra again babyyyyyyyyy!"

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    Is there something else you think the pandemic has changed forever, for better or for worse? Tell us in the comments below.

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