Monday, March 30, 2020

When This Is Over...

What do you think will be the first type of business to be slammed?

Here's where I'd embed a poll, but we all know that kind of technology is way beyond my capabilities, so I'll just list a few things that I've thought of, and you can choose one and vote in the comments, or write in your vote.
  • Airlines
  • Dog groomers
  • Gyms
  • Hairdressers
  • Movie theaters
  • Nail salons
  • Repair people
  • Restaurants
  • Theme parks
So as to not sway you, I'll withhold stating my personal opinion right now but I'll tally your responses and post everything on Friday, including my oh-so-important opinion.  

Let's hear it, peeps!

24 comments:

  1. Don't forget primary care providers--everyone is going to want to get in to see their PCP for physicals and issues that need to be addressed. We in pediatrics are dreading the onslaught of school physicals--we do every year, but this year is going to be brutal.

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    1. I forgot about PCPs - even as I was chatting yesterday with a medical friend about rescheduling my upcoming appointments! Yep, that field will be busy for sure.

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  2. On your list I will go with hairdressers. I think Wendy could be right also a close second is going to be doctors and dentists.

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  3. I am already seeing people looking for dog groomers open. So that might be a big one.

    I think somethings, some people will just never go back. I think habits will have changed and they will look at $$$ differently. And I think people will be smart to avoid contact/crowds/people.

    I think the biggest push will be medical/dental. I think people will want to get in and get vital stuff done (before the second virus wave hits).

    I also think people will stock up on things for projects, think Lowe’s, that they would not order. Like I wish we had paver sand and mulch and treated lumber. . .

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    1. Jeff was just saying yesterday that he was sorry he didn't have materials on hand to do some projects around here...

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  4. I think airlines might be significantly impacted. Dog groomers will always be needed. And I hope my gym will re-open soon.

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    1. I agree with you on airlines. Hoping Southwest can weather this because we have three tickets for Orlando that we had to cancel.

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  5. Dog groomers are still open here (or at least they were until very recently - not totally sure). I'm going to say salons for sure.

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    1. Seeing the dog groomers comment makes me glad I don't have to deal with that with Paco. Hurray for short haired dogs, even if mine has skin allergies out the wazoo!

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    2. I've never had a dog that needs grooming, thankfully! We just spray Violet with conditioner every time it rains and brush her and that's about it.

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  6. I am thinking salons - nails and hair. Then restaurants. I hope everyone has abundant business when it's appropriate to be out again. I do think people will be more cautious, as another commenter said :( It would be hard not to be nervous after we've been told to stay inside and away from one another for so long.

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    1. I hope businesses can stay in business once this is over but I know for us, we are definitely feeling like we need to hold onto money more than we did. Maybe that will loosen up as normalcy returns?

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    1. I've laughed at all the memes about seeing everyone's true hair color during this time, but you'll be seeing mine soon enough.

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  8. Barbers/Salons for sure. Non-emergency medical, dental, vision. I don't see air travel roaring right back, but I do think there will be great prices and people will be booking trips for summer, fall and Christmas. Keep in mind that a lot of people are going to be extra poor, so many will not have the cash to be flooding back to restaurants and bars --- let alone the fact that many of those small businesses will never reopen. I expect people to take advantage of more local/regional opportunities in their area, such as hitting concerts, museums, lakes, mountains, trails, and weekend camping. As soon as college, pro, and recreational sports are back on, people will be rushing to those as well. I also expect people to do a lot more sharing with friends & family... Things like potlucks and neighborhood BBQs - get social time with others, show off new (or revitalized) cooking skills, and the enjoy the pleasure of 'breaking bread' with friends and loved ones.

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  9. Restaurants. It would seem so normal to get to go and sit down at a restaurant.

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  10. For myself, it'll totally be the gym! With hairdresser close behind and then re-scheduling some trips.

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  11. Gyms. My gym is packed almost all the time.

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  12. I wonder if things will be slammed. I guess it depends on how much infection is still out there when things open back up. I will think twice about crowded restaurants for a long while. Maybe that is just because I'm in NY and it is everywhere here and you get a little paranoid about who is a carrier when you see people.

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    1. I feel the same about any place that will be crowded. We canceled our May 2 trip to Universal Studios several weeks ago just because we didn't feel good about being with crowds so soon after being cleared. Of course that was before everything got extended, so there's no choice now, but I agree with you...it's going to take us a while before feeling comfortable being out with people.

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  13. Dentists also...my cleaning was cancelled!

    But I vote hairdressers. I pray repairmen....since Jason is currently furloughed/laid off!

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  14. Hair Dressers. And Doctors for all the other stuff we don't dare call about now.

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