Tell Us Now: 18 Things We Retired In 2020

In The Before Times, we were living recklessly.
Tell Us Now: 18 Things We Retired In 2020

The world has changed since the pandemic, even in seemingly inconsequential ways. We asked Cracked readers, “What’s something that you did before 2020 that, even if everything went back to ‘normal,’ you wouldn’t do again?” The most common answers involved hygiene and remote working. Here are 18 responses, that might have you reconsidering your actions. 

TELL US NOW. BLOWING OUT CANDLES ON CAKES Amelia B. tells US, I can't believe we just spit all over a cake before serving it to our closest friends and family. From now on, I'll only put candles on a cupcake. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. SAYING YES TO EVERYTHING Debbie O. says, I won't be going back to all of the social obligations. I only say yes to a few celebrations I actually want to go to now. It's my time, and I will choose how to spend it. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. SHARING DRINKS Jade K. refuses to ever again Share my drinks at the bar, 'Oh, you've GOT to try this!'' CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. NOT TAKING A SICK DAY Mike B. used to maintain perfect attendance even if I was sick. Looking back it wasn't healthy for me1 and probably got my coworkers sick too. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. LIVING WITHOUT SANITIZER Donnalynn R. won't again Use a public item like an ATM/ gas pump/ touch screen, without sanitizing my hands afterwards. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. WORKING FROM AN OFFICE Jason W. says, They told US you couldn't be productive working from home. They were full of crap. Not only are we just as, if not more, productive at home, we're also more productive in our personal lives as well. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. WORKING FOR LITTLE PAY << HO: 9 Treasurer Sumatative loss E2 F52682212 low 6 Chris P. won't again be accepting minimum wage or allowing 'bargaining' in business meetings to bring down the price. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. JOINING A CROWD WITHOUT A MASK Terance S. refuses to be in crowds without wearing a mask during cold season. I didn't get a single cold last year! CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFETS Kevin D. says, Just the thought of so many people handling all those serving spoons while reusing their dirty plates and leaning over all that food makes my skin crawl now. Never again.  CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. LIP BALM POT Diana P. refuses to use the kind of lip balm that you have to stick your finger into! CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. SHARING JOINTS Sonia D. says, We just smoke our own now. I'm okay with this. Some people get the end all soggy and I don't understand what the hell they are doing to it. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. HANDSHAKES Larry B. tells US, Handshakes are stupid. It was never even a germ thing. I just hated them. Now I don't have to. Win. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. REUSABLE HALL PASSES Scott K. says, As a high school teacher, I used a book with a laminated pink pass attached to the front as a communal bathroom pass so I didn't have to fill out numerous passes during class time. These days when a student returns with a pass, I wish they could throw it into a burning barrel and send the potential virus magnet back to Hell from whence it came. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. TAKE GROCERIES FOR GRANTED Adina N. says, We're lucky to have what seems like an endless supply of food in the grocery stores. Seeing it all disappear so quickly because people were panicking was what really scared me. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. FLY MASKLESS Michelle M. won't go in a plane without a mask- even after those rules go away. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. EATING OUT REGULARLY Karyn O. says, I am absolutely HERE FOR everything being available for pickup now. Curbside pickup forever.' CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. COMMUTING Tania J. will never again commute 3-4 hours a day. Nope. Hard pass. I've never had a bad commute walking from my bedroom to my office... across the hall. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. BOWLING Scarlette H. won't be sticking my fingers in bowling balls again. CRACKED.COM
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