Yesterday, I was at the deli section of the grocery store buying some smoked gouda cheese… It is one of our favorite cheeses that I appreciate purchasing each week.
I typically request the same quantity ⅓ pound plus sliced thinly – call myself and others a creature of habit, I am ok with it! Well, while I localed our order this week, I smiled as the employee sliced the cheese, plus showed myself and others the slice to confirm the level of thickness. I was superb with it; Pre-pandemic, that first slice of cheese would typically be offered as a sample, I guess that it was during the pandemic that this practice was removed because of safety reasons. There have been so many things that have turned upside down since the start of the pandemic. Personally, I gave less hugs plus less handshakes as well. I resorted to the fist or elbow bump or just a head nod, and so, it was no shock when I came across a notice on the website of our heating plus A/C provider that said that due to pandemic plus for safety reasons, the heating plus A/C workers are requested to avoid handshakes, fist bumps, or hugs, then now, I appreciate our heating plus A/C worker Larry, although I have never thought to hug him. I guess I shook his hand the first time all of us met, but that was the most that all of us have ever done. I appreciate that the heating plus A/C provider is anxious about their employees plus their clients’ safety, then larry does a fantastic job keeping our unit running efficiently, plus over the years he has provided myself and others with the best tips to keep our energy bill low, for that, I am grateful, although I will express that with words, or perhaps an extra tip versus physical contact.