{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Guys out there: how are you approaching making new friends with Covid? Say you’re playing pick up basketball and meet someone who seems like a potential homie, do you grab the number and just hang out social distanced for a while or? What’s the move? Feeling awkward not acting on these potential friendships. Wanna stay social yet respect covid stuff", "post_id": "5f8884867ec10f003052c03b", "reply_count": 11, "vote_count": 6, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting" }

Guys out there: how are you approaching making new friends with Covid? Say you’re playing pick up basketball and meet someone who seems like a potential homie, do you grab the number and just hang out social distanced for a while or? What’s the move? Feeling awkward not acting on these potential friendships. Wanna stay social yet respect covid stuff

likefunny
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Bold of you to assume I was making new friends before Covid

likefunnysmart

I haven’t made any new friends since covid started

like

I haven’t made new friends since I graduated college...5 years ago 🙃

Alright so it’s easy, “y’all usually play on [insert current day]? Cool, well I’ll definitely be up here next week.” Or ask them if they are running any more games this week at the same time. After a few games on different days just lay it out “let’s link next time you’re up here man, let me take down your number” Boom.

likehelpful

Yessir, good luck man

like

This question is so wholesome. Need more people in the world like you. 🤜🏻

like

For real though. A lot of guys think like you, but not many would admit it and actually ask.

Guess your risk tolerance is high anyways with the whole pickup basketball so might as well just hang out (everyone playing is touching the same surface for an hour at a time in what could be close quarters).

like

I should clarify, I’m not actually playing close contact with randoms, I’m sticking with a known friend and shooting around. In this example, a guy recognized my shirt, we started chatting (from 10 feet away) and learned we have some common interests. I was on the way out anyways and said bye without getting his number or anything. Wish I did but like... how are people approaching that post covid is what I’m wondering. I can’t be the only one

like

Related Posts

Annoying how the hospitality industry cut corners for COVID precautions but now are still keeping those corners cut just due to it saving money. Think it'll ever return back to normal completely?

like

Hi, anyone knows if we can go to the 3rd country to stamp H1B during this Covid time?

like

People who had covid: Are you out dating as normal and not telling people you had covid? People who haven’t had covid: Are you willing to date people who had covid ?

like

Anyone else tire of the “plant mom” and “dog dad” me too conversation? It seems to be more frequent. For example, company says, “Parents, please share pictures of working from home with your kids during Covid” for a diversity and inclusion project. Undoubtedly someone responds, “what about my plant babies? 🤣”. I don’t want sympathy but I find it childish. Just give us the courtesy of understanding that plants and pets are not the same. Stop “me too’ing”

likefunny

Has anyone shot any spots off shore during Covid and have flown English speaking talent from say from Vancouver to like South Africa? Has it been doable during Covid? Any challenges? Just curious

like

Help! I’m going to a delayed-due-to-covid evening cocktail wedding reception In October in central Massachusetts. I have a closet full of dresses and a black pantsuit, all appropriate, but some are several years old or dont fit perfectly. Since y’all are far more fashionable than I am , what looks would you suggest? I’m 52.

like

How to set boundaries at work with the Covid campaigns? We’re already working long hours during the week. I really can’t take this on the weekends too. I know you’re supposed to ‘save your job’ but...

like

Want to buy property in / near NYC. I know with covid prices in the city (I’m assuming the 5 boroughs) went down, while prices outside of the city went up. Is that enough of a move in the market to make it worth it to buy in the city (and not in Long Island for example)?

like

Anyone been to Disneyland lately? Are there still long lines? My wife and I have been under a rock staying at home due to covid and having a newborn at home and being extra safe, but I wanted to take my wife to Disneyland for Halloween. Is it relatively covid safe there?

like

I’ve gained 20 lbs since COVID started. Don’t think I can fit in any of my pre-COVID work pants. Anyone else in the same boat?

likefunnyuplifting

Anyone missing the office chairs? I don’t have the best office chair at home, so I’m thinking about buying an ergonomic chair...not sure if I’m wasting money or it’s a good investment for covid...

like

If I’m leaving my current company for a new job and I really like the printer my current company gave me for WFH at the start of COVID, can I make them an offer to buy it from them?

like

So umm whose’s going to tell him? Also not surprised over half the people in this pic have caught COVID.

Post Photo
like

About to go to a concert with the big bosses. Haven’t gone to one since Covid and still a little anxious socially. Any tips on how to conduct myself?

like

People who got promoted last year - how do you feel about it? I feel guilty given that most people didn’t even get a raise (in the UK). I find it hard to reconcile with the COVID gloom

like

For those who’ve had Covid, did your cough come and go? I’m having pretty bad coughing attacks in the morning but resolving itself by midday. Hoping it’s just allergy symptoms but wanted to see if anyone had a similar experience that turned out to be Covid

like

I have a question/topic that has been on my mind since this whole COVID thing started. With all the anti-Asian sentiment going on, companies (at least mine) are now all of a sudden reacting TBC..

like

It's been around 14 weeks since I filed my tax returns along with a new ITIN application for my wife through an in person appointment at the local Chicago office. My profile is still not available on the "Where's my refund" page. Called the ITIN helpline couple weeks back and they said neither application was in the system yet and this could be due to covid processing delays. Anyone else facing lengthy delays for ITIN / tax refunds. Thanks!

like

Additional Posts

Looking for an Amazon referral for a project manager role. Let me know if anyone would like to help 🙏🏽

like

I committed to being here for 3 years to get that pension $. But it’s been 6 weeks and I already hate it. Someone please tell me it gets better.

funnylike

Just had my first experience of being marginalized on a project, all ideas taken or given credit to someone else, and enduring a bromance between the other two consultants on the team. I’m not too...

like

Guys what is the referral amount in deloitte india for Scon and manager? Also when will the amount be credited post joining of the candidate?

How shocking is/was for you to find managers of 22 years old, Sr Mgrs of 23 and Directors of 27 vs whole industry out there? Is that affecting somehow the professionalism and driving required changes and decisions?

I don’t understand why people complain about comp at their firms… if you don’t like what you’re getting paid then leave it’s not that hard in this market lol

likeuplifting

Flying internationally for a wedding from the US (to Spain). Delta looks like the starting prices are lowest but I’m definitely not going to be cramped in economy. How is Comfort+ international? Does anyone strongly advise against delta & have recommendations for other airlines? Thanks in advance!

like

Anyone can help me with some preparation tips for Business Analyst interview at Google?

like

Thoughts on equity research, specifically the healthcare/life science sector? How does WLB and exits compare to banking, and can you lateral from one to the other?

like

When initiating conversations to roll off a badly run project how open are you with the PPMD? Do you lay out the issues or just gtfo. Weighing the options

like
like

Recommendations for a good credit card to open if I’m planning to have a couple big purchases (planning a wedding) in the next few months? I already have the Chase Sapphire Preferred but not much else.

like

TGIM

like

I’m an early promoter manager at a small boutique firm and love my bosses, the wlb, and the pay. However, I feel I have become complacent. Should I try to move firms during this hot market knowing short term pay, job title, and MBA admission chances next fall will probably take a hit? I want to keep learning and growing but feel it has stagnated, and long term compensation upside is higher at a larger firm

like

What consulting firm are you with and when are you expected to come back to the office, even if it’s in some hybrid capacity?

like

Asking people who went from big 4 to mbb, is it much more “difficult”? If so? How much more?

like

Hey, I have applied to a job at EY for Risk assurance. My academics are pretty good and I'm pursuing ACCA with BCom, with a year of internship experience as well. I have tried to apply but I think a referral would really help. Please dm me for referrals. Would be happy to speak on linkedin as well and send my job ID as well.

like

Funniest big 4 story anyone? Let’s lighten up the start of the week a bit!

likesmartfunny
like

When a question is asked in the classroom:

Post Photo
likefunny

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal