Wear Your Damn Mask! 😷

Why can’t people just do what they are asked to do? Americans especially always try to buck the system. If they are asked to do something, they just ignore it if it inconveniences them. A lot of Americans have a problem with authority and don’t get me started with that. I saw it every day when I was teaching, and those are the people who are growing up and refusing to follow directions. Their parents never made them, because quite honestly, the parents didn’t want to follow the rules either. Too many people think they are the exception to the rule. Of course, it doesn’t help that we don’t have a president who will set the example. Instead of doing what he should do, the president makes the wearing of masks a political issue. He idiotically believes that those who wear masks are doing it in protest of him. We wear masks because we want to save our lives and the lives of other people. Fuck! It makes me so mad.

The U.S. is “not in total control” of the coronavirus pandemic and daily new cases could surpass 100,000 new infections per day if the outbreak continues on its current trend, White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday. Fauci told senators in a hearing held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee that “I can’t make an accurate prediction but it’s going to be very disturbing,” The number of new cases reported each day in the U.S. is now outpacing that of April, when the virus rocked Washington state and parts of the Northeast, especially the New York City area.

Why can’t Americans (and you know which ones I’m talking about) quit being selfish and wear a fucking mask? 

News Flash: It’s not going to kill you to wear one, but it might kill you or someone you love not to wear one. Get with the fucking program!

P.S. I apologize for the strong language in this post, but I am just so angry about the issue of people not wearing masks.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

4 responses to “Wear Your Damn Mask! 😷

  • Finistere

    In Vermont, what proportion of the people you see daily are unmasked? Do you care to make an estimate?

    Where I live in Texas (the greater DFW area), I would say that some 60% of the customers in food markets wear masks. It’s fair to estimate that about half of the customers who are white are unmasked, whereas most black and brown and Latino customers are compliant with the request made by businesses for face coverings. Employees are almost all uniformly compliant.

    Since I’m retired, I am not out in the community so much and so often as someone who must endure a work routine. The principal reasons for members of this household to go out are related to essential shopping errands and medical appointments. Thus I am not an especially active observer.

    • Joe

      I would say that the majority of Vermonters wear masks out in public, but that depends on where you go. Nearly every woman I see has on a mask, but less than half the men wear them. I wear mine ever time I go into a store.

      I have a friend who lives in Midland, TX. She told me that no one wears a mask there and bars and restaurants are packed. She also said that when she wears a mask, which she too is diligent about, she gets dirty looks from everyone else.

      I’ve only run into one case where someone had say something about me wearing a mask. It was not said directly to me but loud enough for me to hear as I walked by. Vermonters have been pretty good about wearing masks, but as the governor is slowly opening the state back up, people are becoming less compliant about wearing a mask. There is a false sense of security here.

  • Bailoir Smith

    Understanable and if they won’t comply every americian at present should atleast follow the ither two guidelines *social distancing *1.5 metre distance because there been shown to be so effective with stop the corona virus spreading and strict hygiene! ✈️

  • Bailoir Smith

    Commonsence not rocket science considering the circumstances America is at present! ✈️

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