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2020 has been a year, hasn't it?

So much has happened that it feels impossible to recount everything. A more reasonable approach would be to look ahead, to predcit what this brave new world is going to be like after all the madness has drifted away. How will everything change once the pandemic ends?


Reddit user, u/Cuish, wanted to know how things can never go back to normal when they asked:

What will never be the same again once the pandemic is over?

We Have A Lot Of Apologizing To Do

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The phrase "avoid it like the plague" - turns out people don't do that.

puntilnexttime

We learned avoid it like the plague really means it is your constitutional right to go out and lick any thing you want.

nicoleyoung27

Should Probably Start Taking Care Of Our Delivery Drivers

Food delivery just being dropped off on your doorstep. Remember when you had to go outside and make EYE CONTACT like some kind of PERSON?! No more, my friends. Just leave it outside and I'll get it when I'm ready. No more scrambling to find pants when you're half baked and hungry...

paperbackella

Learning From Home In Many Ways

As a current college student, I am in favor of keeping recorded lectures.

It's way more helpful than just having notes or slides.

dan4mt

As a college professor, I both agree and disagree with you. I hope for both. The recorded Zoom sessions are excellent and a great resource so I don't have to reteach to those who skipped class. However, networking is one of the most important things about college and it's difficult now. I don't 'really' know any of my students this year so it's hard to write letters of rec or refer to jobs.

The best thing you can do is if you attend a live Zoom session, lean in. Show interest. Nod along. Laugh at the jokes/blunders. Share. I find myself teaching to those students and think of them by name. It makes a huge difference.

Good luck. College is worth it so long as you have a goal. Seek out internships my friend.

ownersequity

I'll Get Around To It...But First, "The Office" For The 37th Time

My attitude towards my entertainment backlog. Previously I used to look at my PlayStation library or my Netflix list and think "If I just had a few weeks off,I could make a serious dent"

I've had more then a few weeks off and my backlog seems if anything more endless,I'll probably be in the retirement home with that little voice in the back of my head going "Peaky Blinders is meant to be good,should get on that"

OnGapYearForever

Just Stay Home

People coming into work sick to show how dedicated to work they are or saving those days for 'mental health days' meant ironically.

No Justin! Don't come over to my desk with your coughing and runny nose telling me how bad you're 'roughing it' at work to get some sympathy. "If you're looking for sympathy, look under the dictionary between sh-t and syphilis"!

greenbanky

Yeah. Ew.

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all you can eat buffets

From-the-Trailerpark

No joke, Pandemic in UK started March 13th, I was super lucky cause my birthday was March 12th (and still is now I think about it), and I went to my local buffet and I ate to my hearts content, chances are I was one of the last people in our town to experience the joy that is an infinite birthday cake.

TheChemicalSophie

We're All Now Thinking Of The Last Time We Washed Our Hands

Obliviousness to how many things I touched between hand washings

snortingdietcoke

I used to work retail/cashier and the way money smells is so f-cking gross. I'd help count cash/ store cash at open/close and money just stinks. At the time it was like yeah its gross but I'll just wash my hands before lunch. Meanwhile, I'd be rubbing my eyes and nose, biting my nails, stocking food, touching my face...I'm genuinely wondering how I didn't get some kind of plague before all this.

shiguywhy

It's A Hospital. Makes Sense.

Health care workers going to work without a mask on. Definitely took for granted seeing my co workers smiling faces during my long shifts.

madif0626

I'm not gonna lie, I work in a hospital and the mask makes me look more at the eyes, and I have straight up fallen in love more than once.

A_Refill_of_Mr_Pibb

Please Take A Step Back, Sir.

My definition of "personal space."

taebek1

I've always felt uncomfortable when customers get too close to me at work. Now I just feel validated when I keep trying to step away from them

parliamentofcats

What's The Point Of Office Buildings?

A massive amount of people now know they can work from home.

OttoManSatire

I knew I could before but my overlords wouldn't allow it.

opportunisticwombat

Office life. My company has already announced that once we are allowed to go back, we'd only be going once or twice a week. It seems many realized how feasible working from home is.

GarionOrb

When Given The Opportunity, So Long As It's Safe, Go For It

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I will not take hugs for granted.

Joesdad65

Yepppppp.

My mom passed away unexpectedly in October. Because of my asthma, my mom took extra precautions around me and hugs were completely off the table. The last two times I saw her, I tried to hug her goodbye when I was leaving, and she said no. Of course I respected that, and we did an "air hug".

When I found out she died, the first thing that went through my head was the fact that I had not hugged her since January, and I never will again. There's millions of others in my shoes, and it's f-cking heartbreaking.

jayemadd

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