We surely must be able to glean some good from this last year of death tolls and lockdowns so here are my top five pandemic positives, things that I would like to give thanks for. They are, in no particular order:
1. Not having to scrape the frost off the car or even get dressed properly to attend a meeting ...thanks to zoom.
2. Not always ending up in the slowest queue at the supermarket ...thanks to Ocado (and all the other online food suppliers).
3. Not having to hold tightly to my bag for fear of pickpockets in a crowded area ...thanks to all the 2 metre signs and one way notices.
4. Not having to handle cash - maybe never having to handle cash again ...thanks to contactless swiping (I know this was around before the pandemic - as was zoom and Ocado - but contactless payments are more generally accepted now even for small transactions.)
Last but most definitely not least:
5. Not having to receive uninvited hugs plus kisses on both cheeks from men I barely know ...thanks to social distancing (and if that makes me sound like a miserable so-and-so I'm sorry but it's how I feel).
Have I missed anything?
Are there pandemic positives that you would like to give thanks for? If so then do please share...