Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Getting Back to Normal

Yesterday I got up at 6:30 and was at the supermarket by 7:00. The parking lot was nearly empty, which was unusual. After putting on my mask, I locked the car and walked to the entrance, where I met two early customers who told me that the early opening for people at risk had been cancelled. There was a sign on the door announcing the new opening hour was 8:00 am.

Other signs that we are getting back to normal were all around me. The beer store now permits double the number of customers - four instead of only two. When we had a package delivered, the courier wasn't wearing a mask when he handed it to me outside. The library allows patrons inside instead of picking up materials at the door, and the parking lot at the mall was so busy you would have thought it was Christmas.

Dining is still restricted to outdoors only, so it's still takeout for us..

Thanks for the pan, Pizza Hut

What's a taco chip doing in my burger?

A knife? That's a bonus. Thanks, Subway

Where's the beef?

From Hermione's Heart


PK said...

Well those pictures certainly looked normal. We seem pretty much normal these days. I only see a few masks and I usually don't wear one. But I still keep my distance. We've eaten at a few restaurants lately and it's been nice, but take out is still fine for me. Glad things are getting more normal for you guys too.

Anonymous said...

LOL- It took me a second to get the one pepperoni pizza but when I did, I laughed so hard.


Roz said...

LoL Hermione,

Glad things are starting to get back to normal


morningstar said...

I got my second shot yesterday. I thought I'd feel some sort of relief or freedom - something but nope nothing! After all this time of taking precautions I think (for me) it's going to be difficult to find normal again - or some semblance of normal.

ronnie said...

Hermione, funny. Happy things are getting back to normal in your part of the world. UK may totally unlock on the 19th, no face masks and no social distancing. Final decision will be made on Monday. Personally, I think face masks should still be work in some setting.


Anonymous said...

had the same experience a few months ago of going at 7AM, to find out that was only on a thursday or friday, and that was not the day I was there. We have only ate on a patio once, in over a year. starting to get braver, because if the vaccine wears off, better to do things now, instead of later.
bottoms up