If life feels like one big bottle episode right now

The bottle episode. You know what it is. It’s an episode that takes place in just one room, with only the main characters. It’s not hard to imagine why it’s called that, although it’s hard to know exactly who started calling it that. If you want to get up to speed on why bottle episodes can be both good and bad, check out this video from Cheddar.

Does life feel like one big bottle episode right now?

If so, you’re not alone. You might feel like you haven’t seen the outside of the house in a very, very long time. I’m right there with ya. But just like the “bottle episode” can help you build the right emotional tone for a blockbuster season finale, the break we’re all taking might just be the thing we need.

Unless life throws us all a massive curveball, there’s a good chance we’ll be emerging from that bottle pretty soon. Before you know it, you’ll be out there with your friends and coworkers, getting back to the way things used to be.

With a little time, I think you’ll appreciate the “bottle episode” you were in for about two months. You’ll realize the things that really matter, the things that you missed, and the things surprisingly, you didn’t miss.

You might just be glad for the time you spent “in the bottle” communicating with friends and even coworkers electronically. You’ll be glad you tried new products and new foods. You’ll be glad for every day of sunshine and the smiles you’ll see on everyone’s faces… even if those smiles only come through in their eyes because they’re wearing a mask.

Until then, enjoy the video above, and take a look through our entire “Fun Friday” library. I’ve been writing these articles for several years, and while most of the pre-2016 articles did not make it to our new blog, there are still a lot to look at!

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 6,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.