5 weeks ago, pubs re-opened and everyone was extremely happy about it, however, people underestimated how hard all the pub staff were working to provide drinks and food to each of the customers. Pub staff are put through the ropes to keep customers full and hydrated, as well as happy and comfortable. The UK temperate recently sky-rocketed and working in the heat has been awful, the uniform is also full black, so 30/35 degree heat vs the full black uniform makes every shift extra warm, and the uniform also contains all heat and sweat.
Well, this is not fun, not having a job but being bombarded with college work. Luckily, I am still being paid from my bar job, but I’m stuck inside doing, what feels like, endless typing. My college document is almost at 10,000 words, and I’m pretty sure that isn’t even halfway, I had 12 days until my deadline, and I am struggling being stuck inside because I have so much to do. If I were still working, I definitely would not finish this work in time. Whilst I do go outside, in the garden, or for walks, I miss actually being able to go out, I miss waking up knowing that I can go out for food without having to spend more time queueing than shopping. Whilst I am not a big drinker, I miss going to the pub to play pool and socialise with my friends/colleagues. As much as I hate waking up early, I miss seeing my friends in college, I miss my teachers, and I miss the class banter. This is my final year in college, it’s highly unlikely that I’ll get to experience the jokes in college again and see my teachers. As soon as this lockdown is over, I’ll have to get a full-time job to pay bills and so I’m not just sitting at home with no income.
We're in the middle of a pandemic. The world is at a stand still and you don't want to leave your home in case you get infected. Right now, the world is a scary place, stepping out your front door is dangerous because an interaction with an infected person terrifies you. However, I think in order to get over the fear of COVID-19 you need to understand it more and do the research.