How we go about our daily lives has certainly changed a lot in the past year or so, and while we are all anxiously waiting for things to get back to “normal,” it seems a lot of people aren’t necessarily willing to go back to the way things were.
A new British poll, which could easily translate here, finds:
- Many folks admit how they do things may be changed forever due to the past year.
- For example, 80% of people say they don’t plan to share items with other people anymore.
- 73% believe they will now always maintain a social distance from people they don’t know.
- 25% don’t know if they can deal with being surrounded by people in a busy bar ever again
- 19% of people won’t stand close to people while chatting.
- 20% don’t plan to shake someone’s hand again.
- 40% say they will be comfortable refusing a hug from someone.
Other things folks don’t plan on doing once most lockdowns are lifted include:
- Use someone else’s lip balm
- Sneak a bite of someone else’s sandwich
- Use store make-up samples
- Kiss a stranger on a night out
- Borrow a swimsuit from someone else
- Use someone else’s make up
- Leave the house without hand sanitizer
- Use someone else's deodorant
- Get someone to check if your breath smells
- Go to a buffet-style restaurant
So when do people think things will go back to “normal?”
- Well, the average person doesn’t expect life to return to normal for 12 months after lockdowns are lifted and vaccines are given to all adults.