Who would have guessed over a year ago that if you sneezed or coughed in public, everyone would scramble like you had a major disease? Yes, it is 2021 and you could have it but most likely you don't.

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I feel really bad for those who suffer from spring allergies because not only are they sneezing but their eyes get red and puffy too. I was with a friend last week that suffers from the allergies of spring and he got the look from a passerby of "Get back from thee Satan, you aren't giving me the coronavirus."

Holding In A Sneeze During The Pandemic

I remember one of the first times that I sneezed when the pandemic was underway, I tried to hold it in and it just came out more violent when I couldn't hold it in any longer. I got the "stinkeye" from a co-worker and I think I pulled a muscle in my back.

Here we are a year later and we still feel self-conscious when we cough or sneeze in public. Do you feel like you are being judged when it happens to you? You are not alone because according to a recent survey over half of us feel like we are being judged in public, even if we are wearing a mask.

What Do You Think When You Sneeze Or Cough In Public

So what do you think when you have to sneeze or cough in public? For me, it's kind of a sickness threesome: I'm not sick; I hope they don't think I'm sick; Oh boy, I hope I'm not sick. I almost talk myself into it.

So what do you do next? You may not be able to control what other people think but check out the gallery below and give yourself a much-needed break.

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