Everyone. And, we mean everyone is talking about the new normal. I carefully monitor news conferences and new guidance from state officials. Working in healthcare I carefully monitor health department guidelines. Dr Fauci has noted we won’t really be going back to pre-covid “normal”.
We may not shake hands for a long time to come. I’m actually ok with that. Restaurants may have to be at 50% seating capacity. Considering how restaurants survive on very tight margins it’s hard to see how small restaurants can stay afloat. Although, I will note that for larger restaurants it will be nice to perhaps be able to actually hear one’s dinner companion. Baseball may be played in empty parks. As a rowdy Yankees fan this hurts. What will happen to the taunting and 7th inning stretch? Paper and pencil was already going the way of the dodo. Now, technology will take a bigger hold and root in our daily lives. I like technology and am allergic to pencils. I may come out ahead there. However, certain jobs just won’t come back as a result.
With so much that is changing, it’s hard to keep an eye on what won’t change. We’d like to think our general character won’t change. Nor will our sense of right and wrong. Our sense of humor may not change. Yet, all these constants will adapt in some way.