Things you'll miss/won't miss with covid lockdown/distancing

inkinoo

Distinguished Member
I won’t miss morons being given the same standing as experts, although I fear that will not be going away.
 
I won’t miss morons being given the same standing as experts, although I fear that will not be going away.
I mean who would you rather trust?



A person who has studied and worked in epidemiology for 30 years



or



Facebook user Kelly, 28, unemployed with five children
 

VivaE

Well-known Member
I will miss not needing an excuse to be anti-social. I've quite enjoyed all the solitude and the extra "me" time.

I won't miss masks, sick of the bloody things now. I also won't miss the one way systems at work and all the sanctimonious finger wagging I've seen on social media (though coming off Facebook and being very selective with what I look at on Twitter has helped with that).

I miss the eerie evening quiet of lockdown 1, we've a couple of pubs with beer gardens not far and while they're hardly rowdy, sitting out in the evening isn't quite as pleasant now.
I'll miss not having to find excuses for being anti-social.
I don't really mind masks so I think I'll still drag them out when colds/flu are knocking around
I won't miss abuse and moaning from customers we get for customer limits, mask usage etc

Same for me.

I'm just going to take all the things I ended up really liking/appreciating about lockdown (the time alone, the time to think, the re-thinking in terms of what's important to me, the very healthy and eventual avoidance of all media that contain nothing useful or beneficial, and so many other small but 'wake-up' significant things) into this 'new' world.
 
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Lola Baron

Active Member
I don't think there's anything I'll miss, apart from the financial savings due to not being able to go out for coffee, lunch, or on holiday. And yes, I know I could choose to continue not doing those things, but where's the fun in that?

Things I will not miss

Face masks (including seeing discarded ones on the pavement)
Not being able to meet friends for coffee etc
Being prevented from visiting my Mum in her care home in any meaningful way
Reading conspiracy theories about covid, vaccines, government control etc
Sanctimonious people online jumping on anybody who admits to bending the rules even very slightly
Uncertainty about whether holidays will be cancelled or not
 
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IronGiant

Moderator
Face masks (including seeing discarded ones on the pavement)
Not being able to meet friends for coffee etc
Being prevented from visiting my Mum in her care home in any meaningful way
Reading conspiracy theories about covid, vaccines, government control etc
Sanctimonious people online jumping on anybody who admits to bending the rules even very slightly
Uncertainty about whether holidays will be cancelled or not
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Alas I'm not behind 5) because the reason we are in this mess is that people thought it was OK to bend the rules slightly, starting with Dominic Cummings...
 

Lola Baron

Active Member
I take your point about 5), and driving over 200 miles when you have symptoms of coronavirus can't be excused. Neither can driving to check if your eyesight is good enough to drive, irrespective of whether there is a pandemic on!

What I'm referring to is choosing to hug my grandchildren, or having my daughter over for Christmas dinner on Boxing Day because she's an NHS worker and was working on the one day we were told we could have visitors. Both of which I did my own risk assessment, and in the latter case decided that the virus didn't know what day it was. But I've seen people on forums berated for less. I've even seen people accused of being selfish for wanting a foreign holiday even when they're allowed. That's the attitude I'd be glad to see the back of.
 

king1989

Member
One thing I did enjoy last year was I distinctly remember driving from work around Easter time and it being beautiful weather but hardly anyone around. It was odd to me and a unique experience but I preferred less traffic and getting to and from work quicker.

I personally don't mind masks too much for a short period but I can rely on lipreading and I think I will appreciate when we can freely walk into a shop again and don't have to faff around getting the mask out before walking in.

I also don't miss seeing my mates being furloughed and paid more than to me have days down the beach whilst I'm at work and haven't managed to save as much over the year as I would've liked. I realise that sounds bitter of me though!
 

Autumn Rain

Well-known Member
I take your point about 5), and driving over 200 miles when you have symptoms of coronavirus can't be excused. Neither can driving to check if your eyesight is good enough to drive, irrespective of whether there is a pandemic on!

What I'm referring to is choosing to hug my grandchildren, or having my daughter over for Christmas dinner on Boxing Day because she's an NHS worker and was working on the one day we were told we could have visitors. Both of which I did my own risk assessment, and in the latter case decided that the virus didn't know what day it was. But I've seen people on forums berated for less. I've even seen people accused of being selfish for wanting a foreign holiday even when they're allowed. That's the attitude I'd be glad to see the back of.
Yes, the shaming culture this pandemic has created is horrible. It's really brought out the ugly side of human nature.
 

Ste7en

Distinguished Member
I take your point about 5), and driving over 200 miles when you have symptoms of coronavirus can't be excused. Neither can driving to check if your eyesight is good enough to drive, irrespective of whether there is a pandemic on!

What I'm referring to is choosing to hug my grandchildren, or having my daughter over for Christmas dinner on Boxing Day because she's an NHS worker and was working on the one day we were told we could have visitors. Both of which I did my own risk assessment, and in the latter case decided that the virus didn't know what day it was. But I've seen people on forums berated for less. I've even seen people accused of being selfish for wanting a foreign holiday even when they're allowed. That's the attitude I'd be glad to see the back of.

See, your interpretation of the guidance was off. My neighbours decided to have seven different households visit on Christmas Eve because they could only have one household visit on Christmas Day.

Then they decided to be the one visiting household and went to two different households on Christmas Day. One on the morning and another one on the afternoon.
 

Boo Radley75

Well-known Member
I'll miss having a good excuse to be anti social, social distancing and all the money I've saved by not being able to go out anywhere.
I won't miss wearing masks, one way systems and all the rules and hassle required to drink in a pub.
 

LaVieEnRose

Well-known Member
See, your interpretation of the guidance was off. My neighbours decided to have seven different households visit on Christmas Eve because they could only have one household visit on Christmas Day.

Then they decided to be the one visiting household and went to two different households on Christmas Day. One on the morning and another one on the afternoon.
I found that even some quite intelligent people thought that it was OK for several different households to visit on Christmas Day as long as it was only one at a time. So what would you expect from the stupid ones? It was quite easy for people to be confused, and it was pretty clear that there should never have been any suggestion of a Christmas truce.
 

king1989

Member
I'll miss having a good excuse to be anti social, social distancing and all the money I've saved by not being able to go out anywhere.
I won't miss wearing masks, one way systems and all the rules and hassle required to drink in a pub.
I'm wondering how I will be socially after so long of no social events, only really seeing a limited friend at a time for a walk.
Furthermore, one thing about socialising for me is the money spent. I realise I may sound like a bore, but one concern is that if money was an issue with meeting for a social event pre covid I think it was one thing, but I could see how people may feel pressured to spend now after so long of not socialising.
 

L4_Isoside

Active Member
I would quite happily have a 3 month lockdown / furlough in the sun every year as I did last year quite honestly.

But I live in a rural area near the sea, so it was very pleasant.
 

Hlynur

Standard Member
I'll miss not having to go out.

I'll not miss not having the option to go out :D
 

Laureline

Well-known Member
I'll miss not having to go out.

I'll not miss not having the option to go out :D

Last year because we couldn't go anywhere on the weekend it meant I could spend all some of Saturday working on the garden and for once it looked presentable.

Now if it's back to heading off to Summer Art/Antique/Craft shows then it'll be back to dandelion infested lawns

I would imagine the art/craft is going to be particularly abundant this year
 

IronGiant

Moderator
Having to take the flack for suspending/thread banning Covid dissenters, from Covid dissenters that haven't come out of the closet yet. :devil:
 

richp007

Distinguished Member
Just give @richp007 mod powers, the ban hammer would be going nuts

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