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Where Are the Masks?

April 27th, 2020 at 08:54 pm

Yesterday I took a walk on the access road that goes beside the lake. There were too many people on it, and I had to keep zigzagging to avoid getting too close to others. All in all, it was more stressful than it was worth -- but it was nice to see the lake. So blue and calm!

At least half of the people I saw were not wearing masks, which was disheartening. In our state they are now required. It may be that they are not required for outdoor use -- I'm not sure about that -- but it just seems like there is a growing lack of compliance. I think people honestly think they can wish the virus away. Ignore it away. If only! I am worried about what will happen this summer and fall, especially with other states, which are nowhere near ready, prematurely opening up for business.

I'm not taking a walk today. Don't want to be out there with the idiots.

This morning I washed my shower curtain, liner, mat and towels. I was reminded how much I hate my shower curtain hangers, which are really hard to open and close, and as soon as the month turns, I will order a new set from Amazon. I'm waiting, because I would like to end this month where it now stands, with only 60% of my variables spent. And nothing taken out of savings, unless you count the transfer of my stimulus payment to my DIL's business. But to me that is not a personal expenditure. It is the way I am choosing to stimulate the economy with my stimulus payment.

5 Responses to “Where Are the Masks?”

  1. Househopeul Says:

    In my state, the mask law includes outdoor places, "where distancing is not always an option". However, walkers/bikers seem to take that as not needed outdoors. We hiked on Sunday and I was very uncomfortable with how close people were coming by us with no masks on. I will definitely be finding a more isolated hiking area next time.

    Common sense is no longer common and I am incredibly disappointed with how people are not looking out for each other in some ways. However, I do also see how some people are and I REALLY try to focus on that.

  2. Amber Says:

    What I’ve found is that walking early morning is better, less people.
    I put off washing my shower curtain until tomorrow

  3. Buendia Says:

    I've noticed the same thing; it's disappointing. I keep telling my daughter when she does go back to school (next autumn hopefully), they'll probably all have to wear masks. I've been walking where there aren't any people.

  4. Lucky Robin Says:

    If I am outside in public, I keep my mask over my mouth but not my nose until I see other people and then pop it over my nose. It's not that hard to do and makes for a more comfortable outside experience with my asthma. Except at a store or doctor's office and then it goes fully on right before I get out of the van. I think the mask issue is partly that people can't buy them (Amazon is still limiting the sale to medical personnel) and don't know how to make them and partly that people just don't care because they are normally always healthy.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    We zig and zag a lot too, CB. And frankly I wish the street runners would zig and zag more. There are LOTS of masks for sale on Etsy and so many other sites; it's laziness, stubbornness, and lack of care. I recommend the article in the Atlantic about ingress and exgress with masks.

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