Sunday, October 18, 2020

Enough is enough

 I am going to start challenging people who do the wrong thing. I am seeing so many people not wearing masks when they should be, or with their mask lowered under their nose. If we at our ages can properly wear masks when out, then so can other people. I've had enough and if get a punch to my hooter for speaking out, so be it.

I will use the most posh clipped voice I possibly can and say to them, "You may very well reply with 'Fuck off old faggot cunt', but you need to wear a mask to protect me and you. We are. Why can't you?".

I've really had enough of deniers and people who don't follow the rules that we have suffered for over 100 days. 

In truth I will probably say, "Hey man/lady. Mask up!" Or "Wear your mask!" Whatever, I am now determined to speak up.

On the good news front, hairdressers can open here tomorrow. We'll make a beeline in the morning to town, and if that is a fail, we have a nearby backstop. 


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  1. We (in the suburbs) must be like sheep, following each other doing the right thing. I don’t recall seeing a mask less person or one in wrong mode for weeks out here.
    And yes Hooray for Hairdressers. I’m wondering if mine had advance notice because I received a text on Thursday telling me to’get in line’ for advance bookings. I’ll get a day and suggested time in the morning - no walk ins allowed.

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    1. Cathy, mask wearing does very much depend on the area we are in. I was hoping we could do a haircut walk in.

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  2. Hope you can get your haircut promptly.

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    1. Strayer, if I can't, I suppose I won't die.

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  3. Oh, that will be a huge relief, to get your hair cut. As for challenging people, I'd think twice about that -- you may well get a violent reaction because some of these deniers are BONKERS. (And definitely don't given them any verbal ammo like "old faggot cunt" to use against you! LOL)

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    1. Steve, we don't have too many deniers. Generally people know they are doing the wrong thing and will feel some guilt.

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  4. I am curious how your 'speaking out' plan will work. Almost invariably here you would find yourself in a shouting match.

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    1. Debby, with everyone supposed to be wearing a mask here, it is more likely mask wearers would join in and shout at non wearers.

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  5. If we would all do the right thing, things would be different. Did you read John's post about speaking up https://disasterfilm.blogspot.com/2020/10/covid-rise-of-karen.html

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    1. I did read what John wrote Travel and that is what kicked this post off.

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  6. I don't blame you Andrew, a few people spoiling for all are a pain in the proverbial! You certainly are going to appreciate that haircut. Would have loved to see a pic of you both with your shaggy hairdos 😉

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    1. Grace, R's is worse than mine. It is just so limp and lifeless.

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  7. I saw a repeat post from the daughter of a friend this morning enraged FB had taken down her YouTube about the pointlessness of masks and yeah, conspiracy so posting it again to enlighten the rest of us.

    Why masks are enslaving us is never resolved because "freedoms".

    I need to speak up too, living in this maskless building.

    Goodonya Andrew.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, much harder when it is not a requirement to wear a mask. Freedom? Freedom to infect people? Preaching to the converted, I know.

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  8. Good for you.
    And happy haircut.

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    1. EC, maybe I will stop scratching my head.

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  9. Here's a slightly different approach. You smile at the offender in a friendly manner and say, "Excuse me. I am sorry to bother you but clearly you are not aware that we are all meant to be wearing masks these days. It's such a pain I know. As it happens I have a spare, unused mask in my pocket and I am happy to give it to you. Here we are. That's it. Hook the loops over your ears. Have a nice day!"

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    1. YP, somewhere in between might be the best way to go about it.

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  10. Oh Andrew, I feel exactly the same way. I did say something once, but I worry about people becoming aggressive. Now I try very hard to flash the evil eye in hopes they get the message.
    Of course my grocery store no longer allows people in without masks. I thanked them for this.

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    1. Maribeth, I have been doing that myself but it is often like glaring at someone using their phone while driving. They are oblivious to your glare.

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  11. Don't blame you at all for being cross about people not wearing those masks, would make B want to stay something for sure.
    Good luck and hope you can get your hair cut tomorrow, will feel so much better having that done..

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    1. Margaret, we did get haircuts without too much of a wait and we do feel better for it but I have discovered hairs growing from my ears that I wasn't aware of because of the hair cover.

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  12. I recently saw a man in a check-out queue remove his mask, sneeze over all the other people in the queue, then replace it. Bloody charming... thank goodness I was in a different queue.

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    1. Cro, a right charmer. Disgusting.

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  13. You'll have to start carrying spares in case of nosebleeds after getting punched in the honker. Not too many people here wear masks, mostly Asians who have been wearing masks for years anyway, and elderly people on public transport.

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    1. River, we will certainly wear masks on public transport and in the supermarket and on busy streets long after the the order is lifted. I do carry as spare mask and just as well as yesterday one of the ear loops snapped.

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  14. Thinks are finally looking up in Melbourne Andrew. Hope it carries on that way.

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  15. When I see the rare person here who is wearing a mask improperly (masks are required in all public spaces, so the only issue is wearing them wrong), I make a rather showy production of turning and going a different way, or if I'm in a one-way aisle, I scoot over as far as I can to the side and scuttle past, obviously speeding up and then slowing down when I'm well by them. I hope that actions speak as loudly as words, because words can get you a punch in the face, as you pointed out, and actions generally don't!

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    1. Jenny, it is great that there is such good compliance in your province, even if some are a bit careless.

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