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My pessimistic self would say no, there's better chances that after a few months, we'll be back to where we were...perhaps with very few exceptions.

Personally (I've mentioned it many times here over the past few weeks) I've been doing it for the last 12+ years. We used to meet once a week at the office (everybody agreed it was mostly a waste of time), then it became once a month, then for the last 3 years or so we've only been meeting for our Christmas party.

My car is 13 years old (14 this summer), and I still haven't cracked 88,000 km on the odometer. Granted, I'm not the type who goes out driving for the fun of it, and I tend to wait until I can consolidate multiple errands before going out. I think I've refueled the car 4 times in the entire last year. Our office is 70km away from where I am, so avoiding driving to and back even once is roughly 2 hours saved. If I had to go daily, that's 10 hours a week that would have to come out of my personal time. What would you do with an extra 10 hours a week?

When working in an office, I rarely brought a lunch, and needless to say unless you eat garbage eating out is a lot more expensive than groceries.

I make myself available over Skype/Teams to coworkers between regular work hours. Some people need to socialize - I get that - but I can function just fine without that. I have the discipline to commit to my work during work hours, and friends/family know not to get in touch with me unless it's so important they would have called my workplace to talk to me during work hours. So that doesn't happen.

And yes, no kids, no wife, no girlfriend, so that's all easy for me to say. But consider my boss has a wife and 4 kids, and (in his own words), if his home office door is closed, nobody's opening it unless someone's bleeding.

Bottom line - I would love to see that many fewer cars on the road being a permanent thing. Realistically...I don't see it happening.
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