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2. A simple sticker has now become such an important concept in my current life. At first, I remember seeing them and thinking that this measure was a little extreme and really not needed. Now, my whole mindset has changed. At stores, I am now that person that dislikes if you’re too close to me. It makes me feel like I’m covered with germs if we have to squeeze by each other in an aisle. If I’m paying for something and you’ve already started unloading your items in your cart to pay and moving near me, it makes me feel very disrespected. Something so small such as personal space is now a thing that I think about every day. While at times it helps me to feel safe, it also impacts my personal life too. Things like random hugs, hanging out with friends, playing soccer, or just being able to touch another human being. Socially distancing represented by this small sticker has taken over how I live my life.
1. The object I chose was a sticker that helps people remember to social distance and to stay the recommended six feet apart. It can be found at mostly every store, but this particular one I decided to take a picture of was at Target.
4. Target originally created the item in my photo.
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This item was submitted on August 26, 2020 by Melissa using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”: https://covid-19archive.org/s/archiveClick here to view the collected data.