Fandango, provocatively asks;
During the height of the pandemic, to what extent did you avail yourself of online shopping for meals, groceries, and other goods and services? If you did use online shopping and delivery services, now that things have eased up a bit, has your reliance on or use of such service continued at the same rate, increased, or decreased. To what extent?
When the news of the pandemic hit the headlines, I was in Seattle, planning to stay with my daughter and grandson for 2-3 months.
Since I wasn’t a permanent citizen of America, I didn’t have health insurance and my daughter was very worried about me. She told me not to go to any store and she set up an online grocery app through which we would order grocery from any of the nearby stores and bring it inside after sterilizing them.
I stayed in Seattle for six months, the maximum that I was allowed to stay on my B1-B2 visa. And till I came back, we were ordering both grocery and takeout through various apps.
Now things are better, and I do my grocery shopping in person, fully masked and maintaining distance from others. I think it’s become a second nature to be wary of people around me. I order food in if I am feeling lazy and rarely we go out to eat but prefer to sit outdoors, away from people.