Thursday, 8 April 2021

My Top 5 Pandemic Positives

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...


10 comments:

  1. I agree with everything you said. Especially hugging and kissing .

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  2. Well, yes, I can't help but agree with all of these, but I do enjoy a hug and that I admit to missing. For me, our curfew means I get to sleep peacefully at night on board my barge in the centre of Rotterdam. I really, really like that!

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    1. It depends who is doing the hugging, of course!! Gosh, I hadn't thought about the noise of living in a city centre. Maybe you could double-glaze the boat?

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  3. I think the pandemic showed who is important in your life and who to put on the backburner. Steady phone or zoom contact with those that cared. There are people I've struck from my list (including some extended family) who never checked in or responded.
    Priority of time!

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    1. Yes, Joanne, I think we've all discovered who our treasured friends are... or maybe the people who haven't called are sitting waiting for us to call them and now I'm feeling guilty. Must go and make a few phone calls...

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  4. I'm certainly with you on No.1. Add to that travelling time and choosing clothing and footwear to match the weather! I do miss the physical closeness of friends and not having to wait for the Zoom yellow box to disappear before speaking. However, I am quite anxious about crowded shops and venues when we are "let out".

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    1. Never mind clothes to match the weather, I've given up on clothes that match each other. I've been walking round like a model for a rummage sale lately!! And I'm not sure I'll ever feel safe enough to go to a packed theatre again - all those droplets coming from all those mouths! Yuk!

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  5. I have started cutting my husbands hair and my sister has cut mine. If this continues just think how much money we will save.

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    1. I've been cutting my husband's hair too but he likes me to use the electric clippers and my hand keeps slipping - it's not the prettiest of sights round the back now!! ๐Ÿคจ

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