25 Tampa Bay things we miss from the ‘before time’

You guys remember the “before time,” right? You know, before a worldwide pandemic made trips to the grocery store a life or death gamble? They were simpler times, and we took a lot of it for granted. Rather than focusing on the negatives during these strange, taxing times, we prefer to look forward to all the things we’ll return to after this pandemic is over. Here are a few things we really, truly miss. 

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Daily commutes while listening to WUSF
Trips over the Howard Frankland Bridge are way more enjoyable when you’ve got public radio coming through your speakers. You can’t even blame traffic for showing up late to work anymore, you’ll have a tough time selling the idea that there was a traffic jam between your bedroom and your home workspace. 
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Daily commutes while listening to WUSF

Trips over the Howard Frankland Bridge are way more enjoyable when you’ve got public radio coming through your speakers. You can’t even blame traffic for showing up late to work anymore, you’ll have a tough time selling the idea that there was a traffic jam between your bedroom and your home workspace.

Photo via WUSF Public Media/Facebook
Seeing influencers hover around food at Armature Works
Back before social distancing, social influencers loved to photograph their trendy food from Armature Works. “Phone eats first” doesn’t really have the same effect when you’re eating pesto-covered Barilla for the third time this week.
Photo via Armature Works/Instagram

Seeing influencers hover around food at Armature Works

Back before social distancing, social influencers loved to photograph their trendy food from Armature Works. “Phone eats first” doesn’t really have the same effect when you’re eating pesto-covered Barilla for the third time this week.

Photo via Armature Works/Instagram
Yelling about the Rays stadium fiasco
For a while, it looked like the Tampa Bay Rays would be playing half of their home games in Montreal. Now, it looks like it might be best used as COVID-19 clinic. Whatever the team ends up doing, lets just hope it doesn’t involve screwing over the entire African American community, again. 
Photo via Tropicana Field/Facebook

Yelling about the Rays stadium fiasco

For a while, it looked like the Tampa Bay Rays would be playing half of their home games in Montreal. Now, it looks like it might be best used as COVID-19 clinic. Whatever the team ends up doing, lets just hope it doesn’t involve screwing over the entire African American community, again.

Photo via Tropicana Field/Facebook
Everyone being irrationally mad at e-scooters
For a while, there wasn’t a day that passed where someone wasn’t complaining about e-scooters, there’s just something about an electric skateboard with handles that drives people nuts. Now, we honestly kind of miss that irrational yelling. 
Photo via JUMP/Facebook

Everyone being irrationally mad at e-scooters

For a while, there wasn’t a day that passed where someone wasn’t complaining about e-scooters, there’s just something about an electric skateboard with handles that drives people nuts. Now, we honestly kind of miss that irrational yelling.

Photo via JUMP/Facebook
Taking a cruise and only worrying about diarrhea
You’d think that being out on the open ocean, where Taco Bell can’t find you, would keep you safe from the runs. But a Princess Cruises ship, the Caribbean Princess, was recently forced to turn around after an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea-inducing  norovirus spread amongst the crew and passengers. When various viruses aren’t going around, you should also be weary of Montezuma's revenge.
Photo via Princess Cruises/Facebook

Taking a cruise and only worrying about diarrhea

You’d think that being out on the open ocean, where Taco Bell can’t find you, would keep you safe from the runs. But a Princess Cruises ship, the Caribbean Princess, was recently forced to turn around after an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea-inducing norovirus spread amongst the crew and passengers. When various viruses aren’t going around, you should also be weary of Montezuma's revenge.

Photo via Princess Cruises/Facebook