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The new normal... anything to add to this list of 20?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Not just Covid induced but other things I was just thinking about how my life has changed the last couple of years...

    1 2m rule
    2 reusing a carrier bag to go to the supermarket
    3 wearing a mask to go shopping
    4 using my credit card/debit card more regularly
    5 ordering a table to sit and drink in the pub
    6 taking a risk and going out and finding a table outside/ beer garden
    7 on line lessons
    8 regular exercise like a daily walk
    9 cutting back on food such as crisps, chocolates and biscuits
    10 drinking more coffee
    11 using my car less and less
    12 using public transport less and less
    13 using eBay and Amazon more
    14 hardly ever going to the bank and
    using internet banking
    15 watching less sport live
    16 the staff room becoming less and less sociable and end of terms not the same as they were
    17 cutting my own hair
    18 expecting the Welsh rugby team to actually win some games
    19 reading far more than I ever used to
    20 not even thinking about going on holiday.
     
  2. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    21. becoming nervous when someone walks towards me
     
  3. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    That’s a good one yes. Strange though as I was on a big pavement the other day and this lady just stopped and waited for me to walk past. There was enough room for the both of us.
     
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  4. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    22. I feel much calmer as a person. Not as ratty as I was.
     
  5. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    23. much more aware of how the news does or doesn't make sense.
     
  6. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Is this new though? Any examples?
     
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  7. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    I guess the conflicting so called ' rules ' governing what we can and shouldn't do if we can't be bothered/don't feel like it/know much better than everyone else. The way the No.10 briefings created a sense of relief initially then a sense of utter panic as I realised that nobody really knew. Perhaps i should have seen this earlier in life, I just assumed , like I do at school, that others are doing what they are supposed to do (and that was a mistake!)
     
  8. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    I'd agree with most of those points, except I'm not sure why it will affect the performance of the Welsh rugby team (18).
     
  9. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    This list isn’t just about confused I think I opened with? Sorry if I confused you!!
    It’s just there was a period of time when Wales was rubbish at rugby!
     
  10. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Fair enough. You mean don’t trust anything you hear then?!
     
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  11. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    I guess I'm far more likely to ' chew it over.'

    24. Given the impetus to write my will.
     
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  12. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    Sorry, I missed the bit at the top of your post about not all covid induced. I couldn't understand why covid would improve the Welsh rugby team.
     
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  13. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Interesting 24. I know a lot of people doing this now. I’m still working out why unless Covid has accelerated this thought process?
     
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  14. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Glad I’ve cleared it up!!:)
     
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  15. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    25. I have cons to realise how much I REALLY hate the Tories as I get older. Almost always Tory politicians but increasingly so those who vote for them as well.
     
  16. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    It's probably stupidly optimistic and will never happen but the other day I saw adverts for something at the theatre I'd love to see and decided to buy tickets, more in hope than expecation.

    At the point of choosing a seat, this is what it looks like

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Sorry can you explain what’s different about this?
     
  18. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    That there are seats left empty everywhere, social distancing rules.
    The white spaces between seats are not really spaces, they're empty seats.
     
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  19. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Thank you. We can call that 26 then!!
     
  20. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Shame, maybe you should be "mildly rosy observer" now!;)
     

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