Sharing a Virtual Beer

I have always appreciated my friends and last night was another example of them responding perfectly to the situation we are all in.  Instantly I knew that I would be writing about it on Today’s Perfect Moment.

Yesterday was Friday and the end of the work week.  In Pre-lockdown/pre-Coronavirus  (Is it too early to be referring to those days as PC?) the end of the work week would find me physically and mentally exhausted.  I would have easily put my 13000 steps in just walking around the classroom.  My mind would be addled from repeating the same page number endless times.  Then the drudgery of the commute would pretty much have finished me off.  If there was not Saturday bike ride to look forward to…..well, you get the idea.

Yesterday, while I wasn’t exhausted, I have to admit that virtual teaching is still quite tiring.  The patience it takes to wait for answers and to explain things without the ability to point at something or draw easily on a white board, or use whatever techniques I have had at my disposal for decades is tiring.

I decided to have a beer and I realized that what I really wanted was to have a beer with my friends.  I took a cue from my friend Mike, who sent me a picture of him raising a glass last weekend, and decided to share a picture of my beer with my other friends in a group we have on WhatsApp.

Almost instantaneously, they shared back pictures of the beer they were having.  While we can’t be together at this moment, I appreciated their responses and I felt like we were sharing a virtual beer together.  If that isn’t friendship, I don’t know what is?

What are you doing to keep your friendships thriving during this unusual and trying time?

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to Sharing a Virtual Beer

  1. Laura Hasler says:

    Hey
    well we do over here the same. we started to meet our friends regularly on friday night in a Zoom/skype meeting
    Talking about anything and nothing it is realy funny and it helps to forget the crsis for some moments. And of course drinking a glass of wine ore what ever we like. Do positive tging is no one has to drive home after the meeting ^^

    Hope you doing well
    Greatings from switzerland from Laura
    Your student from 2016 class =)

    • Anthony says:

      Thank you Laura. I haven’t forgotten you and our wonderful Cambridge class. I haven’t been back to eat at the Turkish pizza place since we were there with your mother. I also haven’t heard from the Shabian or our rural living friend….Diego…

  2. Suansita says:

    Agreed! Doing drinks over Zoom is more fun than you think it will be and a great substitute for actual drinks in these times of isolation!🍷💻🍻

  3. Talking on the phone and emailing, mainly. One of my writing critique groups got together with a skype-type platform and another exchanged works through email.

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