April 29, 2022 – The Sixty-Third Official Friday Night BeerBlog
As I type this I’m afraid to say that we have reached the post-pandemic world, because if we’ve learned anything over the last 2+ years, its that you never know where the road will actually end. So, for shits and giggles, let’s assume that the worst is behind us and that we have officially entered the post-pandemic world.
Looking back now, it’s funny to see how we all coped in the pandemic world. None of us had done this before, and were making it up as we went along. With the pandemic in the rear view mirror, is there anything you would change about how you dealt with it or the time that it gave you?
Reflecting On The Whole “Pandemic” Thing
It was going to be two weeks. That’s what everybody said. But I assume that there were lots of those in the scientific arena that knew that it would be much longer, but were afraid to tell us. Perhaps they were predicting a total world melt down.
How does that scene from the movie Ghostbusters go? “Real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and Brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling. 40 years of darkness. Earthquakes. Volcanos. The dead rising from the grave. Human sacrifice. Dogs and cats living together. Mass Hysteria!”
Well it didn’t come to that, but I guess it could have. Instead we all developed our own method to the madness in order to survive. None were more visible going commando in black leggings for women and the total abandon in the growing of facial hair for men.
The Hairy Rebellion
Now, I don’t have anything against facial hair. There are plenty of the male persuasion that had facial hair before the pandemic. But during the pandemic, the signal for not giving an actual fuck was the growth of facial hair from every place that could grow it. And sometimes it wasn’t just the men. Just sayin’.
You can definitely tell the difference between the men who choose facial hair as an accessory to their look. Their beards are combed and well-manicured and may even smell good. They take great pride in how the facial hair completes the look. But, the men who were letting the pandemic win, let their facial hair grow in whatever direction it desired and were known to even save pieces of lunch in it for an afternoon snack. They just let it go, taking great pride in stroking it at every opportunity given as a sort of congratulations for not letting this whole pandemic thing get to them.
The Effects Of Black Leggings And Unkempt Beards
I remember when quarantine started, everyone talked about how many babies would be born 9-12 months from then. Even I thought that might happen, but then it didn’t. And why? I think after being in close quarters with each other, home-schooling children, endless amounts of zoom calls, drinking alcohol daily, covid updates, black leggings, and funky beards that nobody wanted to get near each other.
We all self-soothed. Who would really care if we didn’t wear underwear, bathed, or even brushed our teeth? Nobody was going anywhere anyway. And nobody wants to get intimate with that person in their house that is wearing the same. exact. pair of pants for the 5th day in a row.
It’s Time To Let Go
As we enter the post-pandemic world (fingers crossed), it’s time to give up those things self-soothing tools. And yes ladies, that means burning those black leggings. Buy another pair, please. And fellas, yep, you know what I’m going to say. It’s time. It’s time to let go of that covid facial hair. And if it’s something you’ve grown to love, get it under control. Wear it with pride instead of hiding underneath it. There’s a difference.
Welcome to the post-pandemic world friends. Things will never be the same again and believe it or not, it’s a good thing.
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