Have you got your hair appointment booked? Will you be out (‘Out out’) on Saturday night? Are you looking forward to going for a coffee?
Is it really over, are we really getting back to normal, starting tomorrow?
Or are we all just being sacrificed on the altar of economic expediency?
It’s obvious that companies need to get back to work to make money – not just to make a profit, but to pay their employees. Lockdown couldn’t continue forever. We know that. But is now the right time?
Things have already relaxed a little at work – we no longer insist on everyone taking a trolley, although we still provide sanitizing stations around the store.
I’ve relaxed a little myself – time will tell if that was wise. I stopped wearing vinyl gloves at the beginning of this week. Now that I’m designing kitchens again, I’m spending most of my time on the computer – and I can’t type in gloves. I’m sanitizing my hands more often to make up for it, and I’m continuing to wash my hands frequently and well – but there’s a little niggle at the back of my brain that wonders if I’ve made the right decision.
Personally, I won’t be going out for a drink any time soon (although I would love to). I won’t be going out to a café either. But I will be having my hair cut as soon as I possibly can. I guess we all have our priorities, we all have to make our own risk assessments. Is the benefit greater than the risk?
For me, having my hair cut is important. I like my hair really short and sharp, and currently it’s long and floppy. It isn’t me. It isn’t the image I want to show the world. When I decided to stop dyeing my hair and to allow its natural grey to flourish, I realised that the cut had to be good – otherwise I would just look like I’d given up. And I think that that’s exactly what I look like now.
I want to wear a placard that says (shouts!!) this isn’t me!! This isn’t the look I’m going for!!!
So, as with so many other things in life, we all have to decide where we draw our line. For me, the line is after haircuts but before pubs. But that’s just me.
I won’t criticise anyone who draws their line somewhere else – but I do worry that once the drink starts flowing any attempt at social distancing will be forgotten. And who’s going to bother washing their hands for 20 seconds whilst singing ‘Happy Birthday’ once they’ve got a few drinks inside them??
Wherever you choose to draw your line, stay safe people!!
Starting on 4th July I’ll be posting updates from my lovely Guest Bloggers about their Life after Lockdown.
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