Danie Toerien
2 minute read
9 Mar 2021
5:55 am

I’m loving my new Covid-caused normal

Danie Toerien

The new normal is completely unscripted, untested and unexplored. We are free to make it up as we go along. And I’m loving it.

Picture: Michael Dantas/AFP

There are days when I really miss the old normal. I miss being in an overcrowded pub, not wearing a mask, shaking hands, going to the races. Some days, I miss going to the office, coffee breaks with the boss, listening to a colleague snore when he naps behind his desk after a late night. What I don’t miss is the traffic and I especially enjoy the fact that I don’t spend a few thousand rand on petrol for a daily commute. I also don’t miss endless board meetings in which a lot is said, but very little is actually...