Sunday, July 12, 2020

Who is that masked man?

South Melbourne Woolworths supermarket was limiting numbers into the store and we had to wait a couple of minutes, and it felt quite busy this Sunday. We had eaten dim sims at South Melbourne Market and had coffee from Brazil Coffee shop but for the first time we masked up before entering Woolworths.

My glasses immediately fogged up, my face was hot and it was hard to breath. Someone told me to pinch in the wire at the top of the mask and that stopped my glasses fogging up. I became used to the mask. We dropped them into a bin on the way back to the car.

We won't be wearing masks all the time, but we will in busy places, but they are few and far between at the moment.

Fortunately in Australia wearing a mask or not is not a political statement. I would estimate 20 to 30% of people were masked.

11 comments:

  1. I wear a large scarf over the nose and mouth, not on the street but inside any shop. I look like a wild west cowboy, but at least the cotton is easy to wash.

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  2. I remember if I saw anyone with a mask on it was unusual and many people would stare at that person wondering why I guess.
    Now it will become normal when you can't distance correctly.
    Long time since I wore one, expect that would be have been the late 70's.

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  3. Same with what you do, I also don't wear a mask when I'm at home because the breath feels stuffy.
    I wear a mask when I leave the house.

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  4. We haven't had to wear masks at any point but if it was advised I definitely would do. Let's hope things clear up quickly Andrew, stay safe 💜

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  5. Yeah, that's a similar mask-wearing rate to here in the UK, I think.

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  6. It is a good idea to wear a mask when near people.

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  7. Like you I wear masks when I am near people. Otherwise not. They are in very short supply here too.

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  8. Masks are now mandatory in any indoor public space.

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  9. I haven't yet worn a mask, but if things go badly here in the future I'll wash out the old bandanas and soak them in disinfectant, then dry them before I wear them. Or just stay home.

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  10. I wear one each and every time I go out. But I have both paper ones and cute dackel ones too!

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  11. Well its required here now and at first I felt claustrophobic but I got used to it fast so I feel naked in public without one. How funny how fast a person even an old one gets into new norms.

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