In the last few weeks’ everyday life as we know it has changed. Some of us are having a hard time coping with self-isolation and everyday normalcies being completely flipped upside down. Since laughter is needed in times such as these, maybe you can relate to these nine normal things that aren’t so normal anymore:
Scratching your nose
Before the pandemic, you might not have thought twice about scratching an itch or touching your face. Now every time you find your hands near your face you feel like diving into a bathtub of hand sanitizer.
Everyone opens doors to get to the places they need to be. This is absolutely a normal thing. The difference is before you weren’t dressed as a beekeeper or an astronaut when going from the bedroom into the living room.
We are used to getting dressed for our daily activities. Now, you find yourself modeling your best daytime pajamas, before changing into your nighttime pajamas. What is a bra?
Clearing your throat
You never used to hesitate to cough lightly into your elbow when you had an itch in your throat. Today, you are downstairs trying to pick up your mail (a recommended 6 feet away from your neighbor), when suddenly it hits. It’s too late— You let out a timid half cough and Gladys stares at you like single-handedly brought back the Bubonic Plague.
Going to the grocery store
You used to be able to walk aimlessly around the grocery store filling your cart with the things you need. Suddenly, you’re the star of your own personal The Fast and The Furious movie, speeding down to the aisles to get to the last roll of toilet paper in the county.
Having a work meeting
It used to be suits and ties, pens clicking, and everyone gathered around the conference table. Now, it’s Fred and Johnny with their screaming kids in the background, Nancy’s “eccentric” living room, and every one of your co-workers’ pajamas burned into your brain, while you all look like the intro to The Brady Bunch on a group video call.
Picking up medication from the Pharmacy
It used to be a mundane task to pick up your meds. Now, everyone is suddenly staring at you in line, wondering whether you’re contagious when all you’re doing is picking up your blood pressure medication.
Going to get a drink with some friends on the weekend
You used to throw on a nice outfit and head out to grab a cocktail with your friends to blow off some steam. Now, it’s Wednesday and you’ve just woken up underneath the kitchen table at 2:30 PM with red-stained lips from the two bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon you drank with Becky over FaceTime the night before.