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Just something I thought about earlier, in the queue for Tesco and what I’d like to do differently after this outbreak and when “normality” as we knew it begins to return in some form of evolved way. 

Curious what others thoughts are. 

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Probably stop licking stuff that isn't mine. 

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I think the thought process of not minding dirt as much as it builds a healthy immune system will take a bit of a hammering as we now know what the opposite of that is.

Really nothing on a personal level, I need the bus, the train, have to be around people and seeing as there’s little proof the masks prevent the spread of a disease like Covid then what’s the point post-Covid? Other than for pollution

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100% make more of an effort to go visit my parents.

Without doubt, I take it for granted they will always be there. It's no hardship, I just always have a feeble excuse.

Seeing others closer to home lose people so unexpectedly, it's opened my eyes. 

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I can't see a lot changing for me to be honest, Still working and being around people all day more or less means there is still a chance I could pick it up at some point from someone.. Hopefully not obviously but apart from the precautions we are already taking as a business and for myself personally I don't see I can change anything to make that situation any safer. My son and his girlfriend who live with us both work for Asda so are meeting customers on a daily basis so that could be another risk to us as a family. A lot of our staff are Polish as well so when travel restrictions lift and become something we are more used to then a lot of them are going to be travelling back and forth to meet with family and friends etc... 

I can't avoid being around people in the workplace and no matter how well spaced out they keep people I see it making very little difference for a 1 hour lunchbreak when you spend another 10 hours a day in close proximity to one another.. I suppose I would avoid things like the cinema and pubs for a while because although I have no choice in working within groups at work does not mean I have to add a possible extra risk by being around large groups of people if I can help it... 

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The seeing of family. You take it for granted. To not see my nephew for this long is actually a tough one to take. He’s got a load of words that he can say now, that before this, he couldn’t. FaceTime is only so good in this instance. 

I think autonomy is another. I’m enjoying living to my own schedule and not being “strangled” by the shackles of an employer. I want to now do something myself. Whether that’s a small side job in the form of a business or going whole hog and looking to find something that I do permanently as a proper job, I’m not sure. The fragility of working and the importance you think you have being taken away as easy as it has been, albeit on furlough, has made me think.

Exercise. I’m no runner. I’ve ran twice during this but must have walked miles during lockdown. I’ve enjoyed it. I know in future it’s not going to be as peaceful as during lockdown but I want to do something in future. 

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In all seriousness, probably try and spend more time with my brother & sister-in-law and my niece. As @Smiley Culture said above with his nephew, I'm the same with the niece - she's grown so much and vocally so much more confident and we've only been able to see this over video calls which is saddening.

Things at work will definitely change. I can't see the role, a front-line customer-facing role, being the same at all. It'll probably be several months, perhaps even start of next year, before things even resonate being similar to how they were pre-COVID19. 

The ability to save money has been really apparent as well during this lockdown. Just in time for a wedding to pay for next summer too!

In general it'll just be a case of being extra cautious around public areas. Maybe seeing masks and gloves in use will be the sights we should be getting used to seeing now.

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3 minutes ago, Smiley Culture said:

I think autonomy is another. I’m enjoying living to my own schedule and not being “strangled” by the shackles of an employer. I want to now do something myself. Whether that’s a small side job in the form of a business or going whole hog and looking to find something that I do permanently as a proper job, I’m not sure. The fragility of working and the importance you think you have being taken away as easy as it has been, albeit on furlough, has made me think.

A number of people I have spoken to on Furlough have said they felt a new sense of purpose about their lives and having tasted that freedom from work has given them a bit of a new outlook on life including my neighbour for example.. I do think though that it's easier for people to have this incentive when they are still being paid on furlough and having lot's of free time on their hands and can give the illusion that all things may be possible.. I don't knock it at all but the reality is that once that money stops or people start getting back to work and back into the day to day grind a lot of it will be lost and forgotten... 

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Probably, these clothes are disgusting 

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People will go out less as they will be scared of getting the virus, public transport systems in city's/towns outside London that the government won't bail out will probably collapse, with everypne outside London (and a lot of people in London) learning to drive and using cars to get around. Pubs will probably disappear as people won't be interested in going to the pub in the evening anymore and taking the risk when they can just drink at home and skype people. More people will work from home too.

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We miss seeing the grandsons so definitely on the cards will be taking them all out for meals, parks, movies etc on a regular basis, this lockdown has opened my eyes a wee bit but nothing has changed much for me really but the wife has not been outdoors since this lockdowns and the first thing she said she will do is visit the hairdressers and spend a few more ladies night around our daughters for a wee drink, natter, watch some films and eats. 

Our son got some of the Coronavirus testing kits whatever and it was a laugh a minute trying to get the wife to put the swab whatever you call it for some saliva off her tonsils and nose, she was pulling faces and nearly choking sticking it in her mouth, I made it worse by saying "You would never be a porn star in Deep Throat then..." that did not go down too well and just avoided a kick in the nuts by inches. xD 

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I won't. Seeing that I have been working from home for years now, there's absolutely no change here. I don't really use public transportation either. Always get groceries once or twice a week at most, often do it online. Wash hands often. I will eat at restaurants and go to pubs once they are properly open again. I will also travel again, will probably have to wear a mask during flights but that's not a big deal anyway. The question is, how long does it take for it to be over. 

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8 minutes ago, nudge said:

I won't. Seeing that I have been working from home for years now, there's absolutely no change here. I don't really use public transportation either. Always get groceries once or twice a week at most, often do it online. Wash hands often. I will eat at restaurants and go to pubs once they are properly open again. I will also travel again, will probably have to wear a mask during flights but that's not a big deal anyway. The question is, how long does it take for it to be over. 

Get used to it - WHO

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Just now, Azeem said:

Get used to it - WHO

Don't trust a word from WHO... 

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Definitely agree with seeing family more. Since I've moved to Leeds, I've only managed to see them once a month (if that) and since COVID-19, I haven't seen them since February so that's been difficult.

Work-wise, I think they will allow us to work from home more often which suits me as it's been nice. I wouldn't want to do it everyday but once in a blue moon would be beneficial for the mental health.

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2 hours ago, CityTheBest said:

People will go out less as they will be scared of getting the virus, public transport systems in city's/towns outside London that the government won't bail out will probably collapse, with everypne outside London (and a lot of people in London) learning to drive and using cars to get around. Pubs will probably disappear as people won't be interested in going to the pub in the evening anymore and taking the risk when they can just drink at home and skype people. More people will work from home too.

Having experienced so many video calls, I really can't wait to go to the pub/restaurant with friends or family when it's safe.  

Some pubs will financially suffer but let's not act like they'll all suddenly disappear. Not so suddenly anyway. 

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Living with my parents at the moment so will make an active effort to avoid them for a solid year or two to make up for the time spent together 

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1. I will be completely determined to remove myself from the office when I'm unwell, until I believe I am no longer a risk of infecting others. I will not risk being as spreader.

2. I will be more cautious about gems on the subway.... Suspect I'll always carry hand sanitizer on me.

3. I will probably be more appreciative of people's rights and freedoms. to a greater degree than previous do not want a government to ban me from doing things like see my family. I think I should be able to make risk based decisions (which would still be incredibly cautious) but I don't believe I should need to worry about getting the police called by my neighbour.

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I have been going to work during this whole thing. My environment is constantly a risk. I am already in the habit of cleaning my hands 10+ times a day. That will continue!
 

I will probably go to the pub more because it’s been ages! They open on Monday... but with the most incredibly strict guidelines that I probably won’t even be able to attend. 
 

I think, though, in a bit more seriousness, I will actually avoid heavily congested areas unless I NEED to.
 

I think I took being able to rock up whenever I want to football was another liberty, but since we haven’t been able to since early March... I should realise that I need to make an effort while I physically can. It’s been depressing not being able to play. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Toinho said:

I will probably go to the pub more because it’s been ages! They open on Monday... but with the most incredibly strict guidelines that I probably won’t even be able to attend. 

I went on Monday (outdoors pub though) and that first freedom beer in over two months was absolutely amazing! :D 

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2 minutes ago, nudge said:

I went on Monday (outdoors pub though) and that first freedom beer in over two months was absolutely amazing! :D 

I’m still upset with you. 

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Just now, Toinho said:

I’m still upset with you. 

Huh?

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1 minute ago, nudge said:

Huh?

You could’ve bought me a beer in Cambodia. 

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2 minutes ago, Toinho said:

You could’ve bought me a beer in Cambodia. 

A missed opportunity indeed...

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Just now, nudge said:

A missed opportunity indeed...

You dodged a bullet I’d say. 
 

If I had more time to play with I’d have come down to Kampot etc though. Not sure I’d ever go back...

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1 minute ago, Toinho said:

If I had more time to play with I’d have come down to Kampot etc though. Not sure I’d ever go back...

Can understand that, Cambodia wouldn't be one of my top holiday destinations either. Not the same as it used to be and there are also many much, much better spots in the region for that purpose.

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Just now, nudge said:

Can understand that, Cambodia wouldn't be one of my top holiday destinations either. Not the same as it used to be and there are also many much, much better spots in the region for that purpose.

Who knows what the future of international travel will look like though... my options could only be as far as south east Asia! anyway, yeh COVID, boo. 

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I will insist on everyone remaining at least 2 metres from me

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17 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I will insist on everyone remaining at least 2 metres from me

Everyone??? 

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