To be honest, I do not like wearing a mask, even though mine has pineapples on it. But since I do not want to unknowingly give COVID to someone, I will continue to do so. I also do not want anyone giving the virus to me. When buying supplies, I have noticed that fewer people are wearing them.
Since I am usually optimistic, I started looking for positives instead of whining and this is what I found:
- No one can tell if you are talking to yourself
- It is harder to know what you are thinking by your facial expressions
- You can go to the bank to get money and not be arrested. Unless you really are a bank robber.
- If you are in a hurry while shopping, you cannot carry on a conversation while wearing a mask with someone six feet away, so it is a short encounter
- If you do not feel like smiling, you can nod to other people who greet you
- You can take the mask off when in your car, which gives you a break
As Americans we are spoiled and believe that it is our right to do whatever we chose. I do not like being told what to do, particularly by the government. It is everyone’s decision as to whether they will wear a mask unless it is required. It is the right of businesses to determine what they will require before someone enters their establishment.
After sheltering in place since March and only going out to buy supplies, I will venture out in June. Not much will change, but I will go back to the office to work part time and pick up supplies. Church and Sunday School will reopen with all the procedures such as masks, social distancing, and hand washing. The church will be cleaned between the 9 am and 11 am services.
This is a strange time in our country’s history. Life as usual? Not really, but maybe someday. Until then I will not judge or condemn the unmasked. I may avoid them, but they will not be aware of it.
DO NOT BE AFRAID, BE AWARE AND PREPARED