The Mask Wars…

Fyrefox

Token fox furry
I saw a confrontation yesterday at a medical lab that could have been drawn from the news. There was a sign posted on the door that masks were expected to be worn inside, and you also would have gotten the same recorded message if you called to book an appointment. Despite ample and multiple such notifications, there was a large bearded ogre of a man inside of the waiting room obviously not wearing a mask. When his turn came, the technician told him that he had to have a mask to receive services. Although the man began to verbally abuse the petite technician, she stood her ground. I felt like cheering for her!

At school board meetings in my area, board members have received verbal abuse and even personal threats from parents outraged that their children are required to wear masks in school. It’s my understanding that some cases involving threats made to elected officials have been reported to the FBI.

Have there been any incidents or trouble involving mask mandates in your areas? 😷
 

Pepper

Well-known Member
Location
NYC
I was forced to take a NYC subway yesterday (UGHH!) The train was basically empty, but there was one young man who ignored the mask mandate. I would avoid eye contact or any contact with such a wiseguy nudnick. "Look! I'm free to be a troublemaker! Watch out world!"
 

Don M.

Well-known Member
Location
central Missouri
So far, the people in our local rural area are behaving well, and wearing masks as required, etc. However, it seems that in the larger cities, there are ongoing "conflicts". We were planning on flying to Las Vegas in November, but with all the reports of stupidity taking place on some of the flights, we're shelving those plans.
 
I don't understand a lot of the mask conflict. Mask wearing is irritating but not onerous. Certainly does not seem worth confronting anyone over, better save that for something more important.
We were planning on flying to Las Vegas in November, but with all the reports of stupidity taking place on some of the flights, we're shelving those plans.
My advice is go! I have flow millions of miles, including recent trips, I am flying to New Orleans Saturday. From my experience these things are rare, don't let them spoil your plans. The only inconvenience right now is that you will have to wear a mask.
 

Don M.

Well-known Member
Location
central Missouri
My advice is go! I have flow millions of miles, including recent trips, I am flying to New Orleans Saturday. From my experience these things are rare, don't let them spoil your plans. The only inconvenience right now is that you will have to wear a mask.

Yeah, we're still debating this trip.....we'll be watching the news closely to see if this passenger nonsense is lessening. At least the Airlines and law enforcement are increasing the penalties for this stupid behavior, so maybe that will get the fools attention. We usually take SW Airlines, and they seem to be doing a good job of controlling things.....We'll see as the time approaches.
 

win231

Well-known Member
Location
CA
I've never witnessed a mask issue except on "You Tube."
It's really a stupid thing to cause a fight about; although I consider masks useless.
For the few minutes I'm shopping, a mask doesn't affect my health.
A vaccine is a different story; anyone who tries to force a vaccine (or any invasive procedure) on me knows what they can kiss.
 

CarolfromTX

Senior Member
Location
Central Texas
Writing this from Key West. A few places require masks. We comply. Most people do not wear masks, but then again, most dining is outdoors. Hospitality people (servers, bartenders, and clerks, etc. ) wear masks. We do not,unless required what I hate is the finger pointing and blame. And hyperbole.
 

win231

Well-known Member
Location
CA
Writing this from Key West. A few places require masks. We comply. Most people do not wear masks, but then again, most dining is outdoors. Hospitality people (servers, bartenders, and clerks, etc. ) wear masks. We do not,unless required what I hate is the finger pointing and blame. And hyperbole.
Blame & Scapegoatting are part of the human race.
A good part of it, anyway.
 

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