5 “Skills” You Have “Lost” In The Pandemic


Dr. Tanya is our host for 5 Things Tuesday. Tanya writes:
Life as we knew it changed a great deal with the pandemic. We humans, being an adaptable species, changed with it. Certain behaviors were reinforced while others were lost. For 5 Things Tuesday let us enumerate things we no longer do or do less frequently.“

1) I never, repeat never, go out just for the heck of it. I only travel when I must go to a medical appt or to grab groceries during senior hours or first thing in the morning. This also means I no longer look for sale items all year long to store for the holidays. Mail order has been my new go to instead of in store shopping.

2) I don’t go “browsing” in stores. I used to go to Target on Tuesdays to look for the new videos out for the week. That doesn’t happen anymore. I don’t feel safe browsing. It’s all about getting in and out with what I need. No browsing, has had one good side effect. I’m spending a lot less money on unnecessary items. 

3) I no longer wear “street clothes.” I wear sweats and loose tops all the time. When it is warm outside I wear tank tops and loose fitting pants. 

4) I no longer accept appointments other than first thing in the morning. On the rare occasion, I must take a later appt. I try to get one right after lunch. My dentist, optometrist, physical therapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, and aqua therapist all accommodate my early in the day requests. More often than not, I am the first appointment of the day. It just makes me feel a little safer.   

5) I don’t eat in restaurants. On the rare occasion that I go for restaurant food, I either take it to go, or eat outside if there is an open area. I don’t feel comfortable in a restaurant. Obviously the masks must come off to eat, so that is a no go for me.

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12 thoughts on “5 “Skills” You Have “Lost” In The Pandemic

  1. Bravo! So well written! I’m right there with you about those things, including the appointment times. I want to be the first one in the door thanks. It amuses the office workers at the various doctor’s offices where I have to go now and then, that I’m so strict about getting a really early appointment. But I think it is the safest option and there’s less likelihood of impolite behavior on my part too. 🙂

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  2. I agree with all of these! I don’t go anywhere except to the rare Dr. appointments. My husband goes to the grocery, and nowhere else either. We just don’t feel safe being around people.

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    1. I agree totally Barbara. I wanted to tell you for some reason at least three of your comments have ended up in my spam folder. One time i deleted all before checking them. Then yesterday i found two more of yours there. Crazy WP.

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      1. That’s strange. It’s happened before with other peoples comments. Thanks for letting me know. I need to check my spam folder more often. No telling what all is in there! Even bloggers I’ve known for a long time their comments sometimes go to spam. Why, I don’t know. 🙂

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