Honestly, I’m quite tired of poring article after article and watching video after video of people who are just so “inconsiderate” of others by being rebellious and downright defiant when it comes to wearing their mask.
Let’s face it, none of us enjoy wearing them. They are hot as the dickens and, if you’re going through menopause like I am, they are even hotter. There are days that I feel a little claustrophobic and find the need to get a little air. However, I refuse to jeopardize myself and others by not wearing one. Even my 5-year-old granddaughter understands the dangers of not wearing a mask. It’s for safety reasons, for heavens sake!
There have been those who have tested positive for the coronavirus, even though they were asymptomatic at the time. Just imagine how many people they could have potentially come in contact with and affected by their poor choice if they weren’t wearing “the mask.”
Let me ask you this, how would you like it if some “insensitive” person (and I’m being nice here) gave the virus to your loved one? Let’s take it even a step further. Suppose your loved one expired (passed away) because of the person’s rebellious nature and downright refusal to wear the mask. To me, these people are being a rebel “WITHOUT” a cause. You complain that you are exercising your “first amendment right”. How about “potentially” causing harm to your fellow man? Where does that fit into your thought process or do you possess an “I don’t care attitude”?
For those of you who are fashionista’s, there are masks in all styles and colors. However, if you prefer, there are the disposal ones as well. No matter your taste, I implore you to wear one and stop fighting with people. Stop going into the stores and behaving like “A Karen” as you argue with employees who are only there to perform their job as they attempt to keep everyone safe and protect them from you, “Karen”.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term (as I was until recently), here you go, lol:
What is “A Karen”: The stereotypical name associated with rude, obnoxious and insufferable.
Karen’s take everything wrong and crank it up by several thousand percent. It has been said that they have a short temper, etc. They make life a nightmare for retail workers by demanding to “speak to the manager”, threaten to sue someone for a minor misdemeanor they may or may not have committed and may or may not have even involved Karen at all. There is so much more, but you get the picture. If this is you, then you are “A Karen”. Stop walking around feeling like you’re entitled and making people’s lives absolutely miserable.
As an aside, on June 12, 2020, there was a woman who pulled down her mask and maliciously coughed on a woman’s 1-year-old son (who was in his stroller), at least two or three times, because she felt the mother wasn’t practicing proper social distancing. Afterwards, the mother of the baby said that he had a mild temperature and hoped it wouldn’t turn into anything further. They found out who this “heartless” woman was and, according to CNN, she is no longer employed by the company that she worked for. It was unclear if she was fired or quit. In any event, her behavior wasn’t tolerated. There should be a place for people like her. As far as I know, the investigation is still ongoing. What she did was not only low and cruel, but she intentionally endangered someone’s child; she totally crossed the line! My feathers are really ruffled because supposed that had been one of my grandkids. Hopefully, she has had time to cool down and think about the ramifications of her actions!
At the end of the day, by wearing your mask, you just might be saving your own life!
WEAR YOUR MASK!
As always, remember #GurlYouGotItGoinOn
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