Is this the new normal?
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Amidst the Covid-19 crises, we people have been hit with a barrage of articles and webinars from all fronts, concentrating on one pivotal question- What is the new normal?
So, the standard template being peddled, is to blurt out a weird occurrence, and then philosophically ask if it represents the new normal. For example below-
Donkey mates with zebra creating a ‘zonkey’? Is this the new normal?
Well I am not a biology or zoology expert, but my limited knowledge tells me that species should procreate within then own species ideally and not try getting too adventurous.
Fortune 500 CEOs operating out of bouncy castles? Is this the new normal?
l sincerely hope not. Just screws up my mental idea of what a professional organization ought to be.
Salman Khan giving the whole nation daily tasks like Big Boss. Is this the new normal?
Not a bad idea, since the PM has stopped giving us new tasks even though we outperformed in the previous two tasks.Almost felt like getting an outstanding appraisal rating but only a replacement of your swivel chair with broken wheels to a well balanced swivel chair in lieue of performance (though many employees might readily stab each other for this privilege too). Heartbroken is the word you are looking for.
Next task could be simply opening the window and shouting colourful abuses at your neigbour which might actually prove to be very therapeutic.You see in a world where we are surrounded with politness and social niceties, rightly so , just the fact that you get to act nasty even if it's for few minutes is extremely gratifying.
The lockdown has had some serious consequences beyond the financial ones.
Recently in South India, a drunk man grabbed a venomous snake and bit it until it died simply because it dared to cross the path when he was on his motorcycle.
Now I am sure like me, the first question that would obviously strike your mind would be what kind of irresponsible snake was it who didn’t have knowledge of the Indian Motor Vehicles Act and all its clauses.
With the opening of the liquor stores in few cities, it was intense watching scenes of long queues of men standing for multiple hours and after purchasing trying to balance as many beer and whiskey bottles they could carry home.