Because the pandemic is over I am going out for a drink tonight with a friend. But it was hard to find any place open because of the pandemic.
"Wait, isn't the pandemic over?" I asked.
I was in the middle of the library where I work. It was open. It was full of people. We weren't wearing masks. It was like a dream. But it wasn't a dream. I was in a real place asking of anyone "Isn't the pandemic over?"
"Kinda." Someone walking by answered.
Finally, after a lot of searching I found some kind of Cider cocktails/Crepes/Cheese Board place in an obscure industrial part of town that is loosely rumored to be open tonight.
"How about this one?" I asked my friend.
"Sure." He said.
"And we don't mind climbing over the heaps of dead bodies to get there?" I asked.
What's done is done, we concluded.