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Normal Things That Are Now Horrifying

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Vote up the everyday occurrences you didn't think twice about before self-quarantine but that are now scary as heck in the age of the pandemic.

Nothing upends social normalcy like a highly contagious virus with a devastating mortality rate gallivanting around the globe. Suddenly, polite customs everyone used to hold dear are risky at best and exceedingly dangerous at worst. As COVID-19 spreads like viral fire, niceties like shaking hands and involuntary actions like scratching your chin become wanton acts of irresponsibility that could result in serious sickness for any number of people.

In this new age of civilians acting as amateur epidemiologists, much of what used to be ordinary is now horrifying. So let out that anxiety by voting up the formerly forgettable activities and moments that now fill you with dread in what so often feels like a dangerous, contagious world.

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  • Coughing
    1

    Coughing

  • Feeling Even Vaguely Feverish
    2

    Feeling Even Vaguely Feverish

  • Using Public Transport
    3

    Using Public Transport

  • Shaking Hands
    4

    Shaking Hands

  • Traveling By Airplane
    5

    Traveling By Airplane

  • Touching Handrails
    6

    Touching Handrails

  • Touching Doorknobs
    7

    Touching Doorknobs

  • Sneezing
    8

    Sneezing

  • Seeing People Standing Close Together
    9

    Seeing People Standing Close Together

  • Having Anyone Come To Your Home
    10

    Having Anyone Come To Your Home

  • Getting Chills
    11

    Getting Chills

  • Going To The Grocery Store
    12

    Going To The Grocery Store

  • Being Within 6 Feet Of Anyone
    13

    Being Within 6 Feet Of Anyone

  • Checking The News
    14

    Checking The News

  • Going To Work
    15

    Going To Work

  • Touching Your Face
    16

    Touching Your Face

  • Pumping Gas
    17

    Pumping Gas

  • Needing Toilet Paper
    18

    Needing Toilet Paper

  • Needing A Haircut
    19

    Needing A Haircut

  • Watching Movies With Crowded Party Scenes
    20

    Watching Movies With Crowded Party Scenes

  • Receiving A Package
    21

    Receiving A Package

  • Picking Up Takeout
    22

    Picking Up Takeout

  • Grabbing Your Mail
    23

    Grabbing Your Mail

  • Having Food Delivered
    24

    Having Food Delivered

  • Paying Rent
    25

    Paying Rent