How Has Covid Affected You?

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“Together we can stop this”

Lonnel Johnson

Covid has affected all of us, but just how much has it affected? I decided I would see this in depth myself. Here is the conversation i had with a local resident

Lonnel: Hello miss! Would you like to participate in my interview? It’s only 15 questions long!

Celeise: Well… I’m sure a couple of questions won’t hurt. go ahead.

Lonnel: Well, for starters, what’s your name?

Celeise: My name is Celeise Boykins.

Lonnel: Ok, next question! What kind of job do you work?

Celeise: My Job? I work at American Express. At the collections department.

Lonnel: Oh? So how did Covid affect you and your family?

Celeise: Covid has affected my family because work is slow. less traveling, family outings. I had to figure out a balance of helping my children and doing my job as an accountant.

Lately, because of Covid, many have lost their jobs. Or they may have been forced to work home if their job allowed it. studies have shown that a 10.3 percent rise of unemployment originated from the outbreak of Covid.

Lonnel: Ok… on that note, how often do you go out to buy your groceries?

Celeise: I usually get the groceries 2-3 times a week. But now I started to get deliveries using the Walmart app!

Lonnel: Ok. How much do you make in about a day?

Celeise: i make about 150$ a day.

Lonnel: Ok! Thanks for taking the trouble to answer these questions. I just need to ask a few more questions and I’ll be out of your hair!

Celeise: No, its fine. I’m actually quite enjoying this!

Lonnel: Glad to know you’re enjoying this. We only have three more questions left.

Lonnel: How’s your daily lifestyle been since Covid hit? Any massive changes?

Celeise:  My day-to-day is that I work from home, have dinner, and do school work with the kids.

Lonnel: Right. next question what has been your biggest challenges facing Covid?

Celeise: Working from home and doing online with a first grader can be exhausting from time to time.

Lonnel: You seem to have it rough.

Celeise: Nah, i still wouldn’t have it any other way. I get to spend more time with my kids!

Lonnel: Well, Celeise, this’ll be the last question I’ll be asking you. After this I won’t bother you anymore.

Celeise: Ok, Hit me with the last question!

Lonnel: Finally, what do you consider your greatest strength?

Celeise: My greatest strength is being a  believer. And believing everything is going to be alright. I think I’m a strong woman, a strong mother.

Lonnel: Thank you for allowing me to interview you today.

Monday, August 23, 2021