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."
1. "Movie ticket prices. Paying $20 for a movie when even BEFORE the pandemic hit, most movies weren't even worth that money."
3. "Grocery shopping IRL."
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."
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."
10. "Snow days."
12. "Boundaries between work or school and home."
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."
15. "Hopefully pizza delivery. No contact-pizza delivery is the best thing to come out of this."
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."
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"
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