Published: 19th March 2020
A millennial's guide to fight Corona: Why social distancing is a boon in disguise
Social distancing will surely sound like the toughest thing on earth. But apparently, it's got its perks too
Social distancing. Isolation. Quarantine. You no longer need to google to know what these terms mean. To stay safe and spread Love in the time of Corona, all of us are advised to practice it, at least for the next two weeks.
This effectively means that one must physically distance themselves from people as much as possible and reduce social contact as a responsible step to prevent spreading the virus. It is not an easy deal for sure. Say goodbye to watching a movie in a cinema hall (btw, the movie halls are all closed), going to the pool for a quick swim (pools are shut too) and to the mall to buy a cute pair of shoes that goes well with your new dress (the malls are closed and where are you even headed wearing that dress?).
But do not be disheartened. As they say, always look at the bright side. Now what's the bright side here, you may wonder. Let us help you out here.
If you're an unmarried millennial, chances are that you would run into an older relative or an overly concerned older person who wants you to get married. They would have also spoken to you about a few other single men/ women to whom they think you must get married to, because who cares about your preferences, right?
We all have an aunty who can't stop asking Shaadi kab kar rahe ho? (Pic: YouTube/ Varun Agarwal)
Well, good news, you don't have to listen to their disappointed rants. Pro tip: Block their numbers. The same applies to the set of relatives who bug you with questions like "Did you land a job yet?" "When are you having a baby?" and "Did you pass the course?"
Now, let us paint a picture of another person you would want to distance yourself from — that colleague of yours who doesn't know that deodorants exist. For reasons best known to them, they think that it is a great idea to stand awkwardly close to you on a sultry sunny day, raise their arm and keep it on the pillar next to you. How many times have you almost choked on your breath trying not to inhale the stench? Good news, you don't have to see that guy now. Also, do you remember that senior who turns on a spit fountain, every time they say 'crack' or 'break'?
Remember Professor Rasai from Main Hoon Na?
Who doesn't run into the awkward hug situations? You would have practiced a handshake with someone a million times in your head, only to see them extend both their hands and before you realise, you're asphyxiated. Good news. You're practicing social distancing. You are most likely not meeting them. Even if you do, there is no obligation to extend an arm. Sanskari tip: Go for a Namaste!
These hugs are not going to happen for a while now!
As part of social distancing, you're most probably home, working wearing the most comfortable pair of pajamas or shorts on your bed. All of sudden a video pops up and you can't wait to check it out. Well, what's stopping you? Take a quick break!
Added perk. You get to pet your dog whenever you want (Pic: Flickr)
Worth a shot? Well, we definitely think so. Let us stay strong, follow the advisory and break the virus chain.