Yesterday I made a trip to the outer world. I didn’t really want to, but there are some things that need to be done and I’m the only body available to do it. It’s a risky business for an old guy like me. I’m almost seventy and I already have medical conditions that mark me as a ripe target for Covid-19.
So it irks me to go into a business and see so many people who don’t feel the need to cover their face. Not just the neanderthals, but younger humans who look like they might have an ounce of responsibility rattling around in their head.
I was even more perturbed when I read an account of a female Facebook friend who was harassed by a group of thugs at a gas station in Penn Valley, just for asking them to keep their distance. I mean, what the actual fuck?
Wearing protection and keeping your distance is not that big a deal, folks. You can make a mask at home, and it’s not too difficult to stand a few feet away in most public places. Most businesses have measured and marked the areas to help those who are depth perception challenged.
So anyhow, I’d just like to show that I can be just as much of an asshole as the next guy or gal. If you are sensitive about seeing an exposed asshole, stop here. Otherwise, read on…
I never met him, but is this a caricature of Todd Juvinal?
I won’t patronize a business that does not follow health department guidelines. No masks, no money.
The New Final Solution… https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2020/04/29/east-bay-councilwoman-calls-for-commissioners-resignation-over-coronavirus-comments/?fbclid=IwAR3cu8akm6EM88ndQQu74Mw3k9ujsfP8CJhk8LJzVTyAiY6-pa6QNX5mCys
They only want us for our protein… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0hejupEePc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2xZQqS4NwV9I7hZGs-u24qju5T5QDv1vHpGqydEXTUyjtsgrUOJTFkrUM
More assholery… https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/oklahoma-city-ends-face-mask-rule-shoppers-after-store-employees-n1198736?fbclid=IwAR1J_T6v149cQag4qGKdmZ1CUNfnGWjTRQJOoGdNqfPqGy2nA1Ewe6nbWJQ
One hundred years and the stupid virus is still with us… https://www.forbes.com/sites/kionasmith/2020/04/29/protesting-during-a-pandemic-isnt-new-meet-the-anti-mask-league/?fbclid=IwAR1N8poDZI3GDx-AOdahlMTSZLWemiazOhTUCArN4Xq3Za8xY_YJ9Xtq9Sk#4e8b478512f9
A second opinion… https://nypost.com/2020/05/03/birx-calls-protesters-without-masks-devastatingly-worrisome/
I so appreciate you bringing this issue up, Sir Bob. In this all-about-me country, I’m not surprised that certain people choose only to think of themselves, but it still saddens me a great deal. I would imagine that most of these staunch supports of liberty would say they are huge supporters of our military and yet there are thousands and thousands of veterans, and those long gone who passed before, that sacrificed so much more of their comfort than putting on a mask during times spent in public. Those veterans still with us are some of our most fragile souls during this pandemic. If empathy and kindness could touch those hardened hearts of the determined opposition, then there would truly be a positive effect of this virus, but instead, the anger and rage continues to overpower. As always, continued gratitude for your voice, Bob!
Thanks, Julie. Hope you and Mel and the canine crew are holding up out there.