After this is over

Now that there is light at the end of this pandemic tunnel I’ve been thinking about what I don’t want to go ‘back to normal.’

  • Masking up when you’re sick (or just staying home). In Asia it has been normal for quite awhile to wear a mask when you are even a little bit sick to protect others. And just staying home in general when sick, I remember a friend who had flawless attendance in high school. But he quite often would show up sick to maintain his streak. I wonder how many sick days of others resulted because of this.
  • More outside time. The pandemic pushed a lot of us to spend more time outside, including myself. Let’s keep it this way, it’s good for us after all.
  • Proper hygiene. It’s always a shock when you’re in a public bathroom and someone leaves without washing there hands. And it used to happen more often than you would think.
  • Less shared snacks at events. See above on proper hygiene. Nothing like someone diving with their hand into the shared popcorn bowl.

That’s it for now, I’m sure there are more.