The New Norm

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

The new norm. Everytime I hear this phrase I think of the character Norm on Cheers! See where my mind floats off to? Each time Norm would enter the bar the patrons would all sing out his name, NORM!

Seems like each time we get to a new point in the current Corona-19 crisis, we all speculate that this could be the new norm. You know, I think I liked the old norm just fine, so please bring it back. Please!

Who would have thought the we as a nation would even think that the new norm for greeting people would be a standoffish nod of your head as you proactively move over so as to be at least 6 feet apart as you pass? Wearing surgical masks everywhere you go? Hoarding toilet paper?

I refuse to believe that hugs and handshakes are gone forever. I want us to get back to feeling protected even with 11 friends over for dinner. I want it to be like it was. I want the old norm.

Posted by

Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.

Comments (7)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Peter. Fond memories of the old NORM, both my daily routine and Norm Peterson from Cheers! Enjoy your day!

Apr 17, 2020 05:39 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Peter - I think we will end up with the old norm with some minor tweaks just like the changes that occurred with 9/11.

Apr 17, 2020 06:14 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I remember those scenes from Cheers. Anytime I hear the name "Norm" that's what I think of!

As far as our normal, we'll got back to hugging and shaking hands but not for quiet a while (that's my guess). It'll just take time.

Apr 17, 2020 06:16 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Peter - but where's Vera?  Norm Peterson's never-seen wife from the Cheers television show.  Now I will return to my previous thoughts after a brief commercial interruption.   By the way, no beer for me...  

Apr 17, 2020 07:16 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Ah yes, the new norm and Norm Peterson.  I have seen a lot of predictions, and I cannot wait to go out for breakfast lunch and dinner...A

Apr 17, 2020 02:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Peter- many share your sentiments, as do I. We'll get back but perhaps now we'll be a little more careful about hygiene and those are feel sick will not feel guilty if they decided to stay home. As for me, I can't wait to have my whole family over for dinner. 

Apr 18, 2020 09:46 AM