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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. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Senior commenter

    not hugging or hand shaking anyone

    seeing the insides of all my colleagues homes, including their cats and dogs!
  2. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Senior commenter

    checking wallet, keys, hand gel, face mask, whenever you go out
    EmanuelShadrack likes this.
  3. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Senior commenter

    Not crossing the threshold of my house for several weeks.

    Banging saucepans together on my doorstep.

    "Having a drink with a friend" meaning bringing your own and sitting on the pavement outside their house while they talk to you through an open window
  4. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Senior commenter

    repeatedly stabbing myself in the tonsils with a massive cotton bud type thing
  5. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Senior commenter

    Passing something to someone by setting it down on the floor then backing off several metres while they come forward and pick it up wearing gloves.
  6. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Senior commenter

    Quarantining anything that comes into the house for 72 hours

    queuing to be allowed into shops
  7. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Senior commenter

    buying a bike and learning to ride it
  8. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Senior commenter

    getting up late and not bothering to get dressed!
  9. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Wearing gloves and queuing for shops certainly
  10. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Very good one... sadly.
  11. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Senior commenter

    40: Being able to sing only in the bath instead of in the two choirs I used to go to every week
  12. RepelloInimicum

    RepelloInimicum Lead commenter

    It would take more than a pandemic to induce me to watch anything with Piers Morgan in it :D
  13. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I must admit I didn’t really want to but he has effectively been the only journalist seriously prepared to take on this incompetent government
  14. littlejackhorner

    littlejackhorner Senior commenter

    Regular cycle rides with friends.

    Joining a long queue to get into a cafe.

    Booking a table in a pub for a meal several days before the event.

    Standing back and waiting for a section to clear in the supermarket before continuing with my shopping.

    Feeling like there is no point booking a holiday.
    red_observer likes this.
  15. Alice K

    Alice K Occasional commenter

    • Waiting anxiously for my son, daughter in law and granddaughter to receive government permission to fly home from Australia in October. They were supposed to be returning home permanently at the end of May in time for my younger daughter's wedding in June.
    • Unravelling all the arrangements for her wedding.
    • Praying that the outbreaks do not worsen.
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  16. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I hate the fact that you can't go anywhere now without pre-booking.
    red_observer likes this.
  17. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Menu planning. I never used to do it before, just wandered down to the shop for what I needed/fancied/was reduced that day.
    I get so cross with myself if I fancy something particular for a meal and discover one vital ingredient is missing so have to mask up and risk infection just for lemongrass.
    Doitforfree and littlejackhorner like this.
  18. xmal

    xmal Established commenter

    When someone gets too close without a mask...
  19. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    That’s in the front and back of my mind. Particularly going to the pub has now become a bit of an event.
  20. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    I can go to the pub and eat if I wish without pré booking

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