Because there are less working days (or not at all 🛌🏻), life can be easier in this pandemic.
Transportation also got reduced. Instead of moving oneself throughout the city, we can simplify it with a phone call, videoconference or email. Look at the case of Ireland, whose politicians will take advantage of Coronavirus by helping small towns and villages to narrow their ever-widening gap with urban centers.
This image is an example of how Coronavirus altered my tradition of keeping-stuff. I drew it in those ordered and predictable days were I only stored what was useful. I now keep non-purpose things, just for the pleasure of “storing things”. That is the case with these “Guajes” (look at the drawing to see what is a “guaje”). It is okay to do non-sense actions if they affect no-one. It is okay to adjust and adapt to circumstances, specially in this pandemic. I recommend to master how to play one’s cards, like in poker♠, in order to get the best slice of the cake.
In the Spanish dictionary, a “guaje” is one of those mediocre words that means nothing special. It is just a thing, a sphere-liked shape with strategical bumps. (Okay, this bumps may have a purpose which I ignore).
Two “guajes” are shown in this drawing. Even though I have never used one, I find it fantastic to have a name for these neutral “things”. So I have, in my repertory of customized Spanish (not in the Official Spanish dictionary), words that I only know, and use. I have a personal word to describe those “guajes”, mazacotes, bagasses, molasses, foams, sponges and so on.
I call it a “coso” (the masculine of “thing”), and use this word to denominate undefined stuff that I ignore its real name. Eventhough this world doesn’t exist, I use it. For example, I might say “please pass me the coso”. Surprisingly, people have a common sense and pass it to me.
These unexpected responses from people surprise me in a good sense. There is a post about the unpredictable bounces of footballs you may also like. Remember to not complain about weird stuff, because it can bring you benefits.