Today, I went out to grocery shop and go to the office supply store. It took longer than usual which increased my chance to notice that certain things have changed since the pandemic and social distancing regulations began in March. Some of the changes are for the better, some not so much. I’ll let you decide which category into which they fall.
Have you noticed…….
more road construction than usual?
that there is a coin shortage?
shopping (of any kind) is not enjoyable.
that some people wear masks and some don’t. (Most people, including me, had masks on today.)
parents out walking or playing with their children after dinner.
that certain items are more pricey than they were before the pandemic? (My tea bags were very expensive today. I am assuming it’s a supply chain problem.)
paper products and cleaning products are still hard to come by.
package deliveries are delayed or the time of delivery is changed en route.
people have slowed down.
people still drive crazy with and without masks!
that traveling seems more important (desirable) than before.
we need more frequent breaks from the 24/7 news cycle.
we need a unifying issue, and although the COVID-19 pandemic could have been one, sadly, it is not.
the WHO and CDC still have good, credible information.
babies are still being born, and people still die.
nature is rejuvenating.
silence truly is golden.
reading a good book is still satisfying.
a good sunrise or sunset is priceless.
I read something the other day that said the effects of the pandemic could last two years or more. I sincerely hope that is not the case, but if it turns out to be we can comfort ourselves in those things that have improved due to this experience or at least have remained the same, like a good cup of coffee or a cool breeze floating through the window at night. What have you noticed during the pandemic?
Today is Slice of Life Tuesday. Thanks to the TwoWritingTeachers.org blog for hosting this forum for the exchange of the written word each week.