People Explain Which Things Will Never Return To 'Normal' After The Pandemic

This pandemic has been going for close to a year. We all miss the world as it was before the plastic shields at the grocery store, the masks in public, and the general nights out in a bar or restaurant.

And now we are looking at rebuilding the world post-virus, and starting to take into account what will go back to the way it was, and what will not ever be the same.

What are your guesses?


u/sinosty asked:

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

Here were some of those answers.


What All Us In Entertainment Want

I wonder if this will cause a boom in the entertainment industry and Restaurants. As much as I like eating, and watching movies at home. Sometimes there is nothing like getting out of the house and being able to enjoy a good movie or a meal out.

Though I do hope this causes movie prices to go down. $20 for a movie, and even BEFORE the Pandemic hit, most movies weren't even worth that money.

Randym1982

Self-Care

On a personal level. I've learned about what I can and can't live with, what I need around me and what can just drift away with the wind. And it'll make my planning to move out on my own again much much easier.

Mcgruffles

Gimme Pizza!

I like how pizza delivery was a barometer of public perception of the pandemic. At the start, some delivery people were visibly annoyed or even offended if I didn't come out and personally interact with them. Now they treat my door like an IED. I don't want them to have to work in fear, but man I love this new version where they knock, I yell thank you, and that's it.

RealNewsyMcNewsface

Go Out And Shop!

Many smaller businesses that are already heavily suffering will not able to recover even after the pandemic because it has become so normal for many to just use amazon... So please support your local businesses!

mikevseveryone

Faith In People: Gone

When I watched zombie movies I always said "there is no way people would be this stupid" when a character would be an idiot. Now I say "wow, at least a third of the people aren't total idiots!" and then I sigh because I know that if the zombies did come, my best course of action would be to slather myself in BBQ sauce and just get eaten so it's over with.

eddyathome

What May Actually NOT Change

In the long term, once the pandemic is over I don't think a whole lot is going to change, but I do see the loss of many small businesses being permanent.

There will be fewer people working in offices than before, but I don't think permanent WFH is going to catch on as much as people predict. While some people love WFH, some people hate it, or they are unable to do it effectively, and I think over time there will be some recruitment and retention issues. Those who want to WFH will migrate to companies that are full WFH, while those who want to work in an office will migrate to those jobs.

yyz_guy

Ah Cleanliness

I really REALLY hope all this sets a new precedent in terms of public sanitation. The amount of places that are like 'look, we're doing full sanitation procedures to make sure you stay safe!' and it's like...you weren't before?! Grotty.

liliangoose

But I Need Work/Life Balance :(

Boundaries between work/school and home. When many businesses and schools went completely virtual, there was no longer the boundary of work/school is at work/school and home is at home. Now work/school is at home, and many of them feel as though all your time is now their time. The common attitude many people have already seen from many businesses/schools is "you're at home so you're not doing anything anyway." They contact you at inappropriate hours, assume you have all the time in the world to take on a much higher work load, and make demands they wouldn't otherwise make. Breaks/days off are also often not respected, as again, the general attitude is "you're at home so you're not doing anything anyway."

peppapigisthecoolest

A Fantastic New Service

For me, grocery shopping. I haven't been inside a store in several months. It's really nice to be able to pull up at a store and have someone load groceries into the trunk. Right now it's free in my city but I would happily pay to use this service.

Ok-Statistician-1513

Close Contact

I have a slightly different take on some of this stuff—like handshakes, hugging, and casual physical contact.

I think we're gonna go back to doing these things just as soon as we feel it's safe. (I know some parts of the country people already are, for better or worse...) But it's so important for human interaction. I just think we're going to actually appreciate how important these things are.

Just being close to someone and looking them in the eye after shaking their hand or patting them on the back is critical to making a personal connection. Yeah I know masks don't cover your eyes but not being able to see half of someone's face is terrible when it comes to basic human interaction.

SovietTrollFarm

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