Saturday Coffee With Biff

It’s hard to believe that we’re already 1/11th into the new year. 

That is 9% for those of you who don’t care much for fractions (which is about 1/7th of you).

When 2021 started, we were all full of hope that it was the dawn of a brand new day, and that soon we could be ripping off our shackles and masks, and breathing the sweet air of freedom (while hopefully not developing any suspicious respiratory symptoms).  But if any of us were any good at predicting the future, we would have all made a zillion bucks in the stock market by now.

Turns out, 2021 could have been entitled, “2020 IV:  Son of 2020“, with the tag line, “Just when you thought it was safe to stop hoarding paper products …”

At any rate, here we are.  Still masked up.  Still holding our breaths around other people.  Still hoarding weird things.  And still only dressing from the waist up for Zoom meetings.

I have become something of a hermit since I started working from home in August.   Full disclosure: I already had hermit tendencies before the pandemic scare rolled around.  Suddenly, my preferences became mainstream.   People began looking up to me as a role model (via webcam. of course).

I have had people ask me, “How do you do it?  How do you stay home for weeks on end with no human contact?

And my response is, “How do you NOT do it?

Honestly, I find being around other people exhausting.  I’m sure you’ve all seen those things pop up on your Facebook which is a picture of a beautiful cabin on a beautiful beach on a beautiful remote island with the caption, “For $1 million would you live here for one year with  no phone, no internet, no one to keep you company?

My answer is, “Hell yeah, but I don’t have a million dollars to pay you for it.

If they’d lower the price to something more reasonable, I’d be all over it.

Anyway, be of good cheer.   There are only 11 more months until 2022 is here.

Until then, feel free to continue hoarding with impunity.

15 comments

  1. I’m with you. Aside from being able to now work from home, which I love, my life hasn’t changed to much. I was never a party-er and prefer a quiet night at home with a glass of wine to going out. I just feel bad for other people, like my daughter, who like to socialize but can’t.

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    • Yes, sometimes I actually feel guilty that, not only was my life not particularly impacted by Covid, it actually got better in a lot of ways. I know that was certainly not the case for everyone, and that this mess caused a lot of hardship and heartache and even tragedy for a lot of people.

      And I’m like you. I definitely prefer things to be quieter and more serene. I’m not a complete introvert. I can socialize when necessary. But it just absolutely exhausts me. But yes, I believe the stay-at-home orders have not been particularly hard on the introverts, but has been especially hard on extroverts.

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    • Hi Linda! Yes, as I was just saying in another comment, I have been largely unaffected by the pandemic. And most of the changes I’ve had to undergo were actually positive. I am truly blessed!

      I hope you and your loved ones are doing well!

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