Mask Protestors, Get Over Yourselves

I was going through my WordPress reader coming across a post from one of the bloggers I follow Pointless Overthinker. It’s about wearing a mask when you go out in public. It’s really good you should go over and read it. That prompted me to follow up on ordering masks for me and hubby more to our style and liking at Amazon. I’m going to enjoy this mask. 

In London a huge protest is going on. I’m thinking one of the biggest reasons is a lot of people don’t like being told what to do which I found out is truer than I imagined. I am as stubborn as they come. I’m a rebel. Tell me what to do and I may just do the opposing just because. In my humble personal opinion I think over the time I’ve been alive in order to get the public to fall in line in an effort to keep people safe, there has to be a law made. I’m thinking about when the first seatbelt law came out. Big huge fuss over that but eventually the public calmed down.

I was over at one of my every my 2-week shopping trips at my local market. I went wearing my mask. In the store at the fresh meat section, there was a woman not wearing her mask. I started the conversation off with commenting on how when your not supposed to touch your face when wearing your mask that’s all you want to do. She smiled, agreed, adding a comment of her own. When she realized I was each to their own kind of person she opened up telling me why she wasn’t wearing a mask to shop. She went on to tell me she has to wear it to work every day; on her day off she just wanted to be free of it. Okay, I get this. It really made no sense to me but we parted going our separate ways through the store agreeing to disagree.

I totally get it, you want to be free to do what you want to do. Wear a mask? I’m sick of wearing a mask out. It’s hot, it’s sweaty, people can’t see me smile, my glasses fog up, don’t tell me what to do. Well consider this, what about MY freedom not to get sick, what about keeping others, you know, your human counterparts, safe? You don’t see me throwing things at people or throwing myself down on the ground haveing fits when I see your not wearing your mask do you? Nope. I go down to the ground that’s where I’m staying. Grow up.

My husband said something yesterday when he had to go out to the doctors. He looked at me cheerfully stating wearing his mask he didn’t have to wear his dentures! I just looked at him and burst a chuckle. Putting on his mask he cheerfully went on his way denture free. My eyes are tearing up just thinking about that. I just came back from Amazon and no I’m not affiliated with them and won’t make money from the mention, and you should see all the different kinds of masks there are that can define who you are. I especially chuckled at the double middle fingered mask that some of those protesters may like to have.

Here are some fun reasons to wear a mask besides the keeping everyone who comes in contact with you safe.

  1. You can buy a mask personalized to who you are.
  2. You don’t have to wear dentures, just ask my husband.
  3. You don’t have to show that huge zit on your face, or cold sore, or mole, bad teeth, ect.
  4. You can stick out your tongue at whoever you want. Try not to giggle.
  5. You can put eye shadow and mascara on highlighting your beautiful eyes.
  6. If you live in a cold state your mask will keep your face warm.
  7. You can bribe your little ones. Wear you mask honey and we can stop at McDonalds.

So you see, wearing a mask isn’t all bad. Just think positive, less stress makes you live longer. Try not to forget we are all in this together. Wear your mask, keep social distancing, stay safe and for all thats holy and good sake, be happy.

What are your views on wearing a mask?

8 comments

  1. I think that mask wearing involves subjective judgments about risk and autonomy that each person can make for himself or herself. Minimizing risk and maximizing personal autonomy are both legitimate concerns. Where to find a balance between them is a personal decision.

    I wear a seat belt because it lessens the risk of injury if a crazy driver crashes into my car (which I’ve narrowly avoided a couple of times). I do not usually wear a mask outdoors because the risk is very low, both to me and to other people. How much risk is low and how much is high? There’s no scientific answer. It’s subjective. If I’m someplace where either the objective risk is higher or the law requires it, I’ll wear a mask.

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    • I agree. I don’t wear a mask when I’m outdoors either. What prompted my post is I’m afraid the protesting about mask wearing will get out of hand. But this is after the onslaught of all the rioting. I agree with each to their own policy but you have to draw the line somewhere.

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