Another Cranky Post
I just figured out why I have not been posting very often these days.
In order to post you should have something to say. In order to have something to say, you need to be part of the world where things are happening that might inspire comment.
When you only leave the house to get the mail or bowl with a bunch of other people who only leave the house to get the mail or bowl once a week, you do not find much to write about.
I have pretty much run out of posts about TV, a topic that actually makes many readers angry. “I haven’t watched TV since ‘I love Lucy’ was taken off the air.’ Or ‘TV, there is nothing on but trash, I only watch PBS or read Time magazine!’” Anyway, I have no TV posts in me.
I could post on Mrs. C, but Mrs. C has run out of new reasons to call me a Jerk.
Well, today I went to the bank to get some money so I can pay for my bowling this Monday and (To quote our President) “Son of a bitch” I have something to write about…actually something to rant about.
In New Jersey, mask wearing is not mandated, at least not by the State, but all establishments require wearing a mask if you want to go into their store.
Now I am not completely convinced that mask wearing is effective at stopping Covid. I say that because 99% of the people in New Jersey wear masks when outside the home and yet we still have rather high numbers of new cases every day.
Still, how hard is it to wear a friggin mask? We even wear them while bowling. Just point me to the pins and I can still bowl with my fogged-up mask wearing glasses.
No big deal.
So here is my rant.
Today I waited for the ATM machine, which is outside, but protected from the wind. The guy at the machine was wearing his mask around his neck. It looked uncomfortable, unprotective of me or him, and almost as importantly it looked really STUPID!!
If you don’t want to wear the damn mask fine. I’ll just hold my breath and or avoid you. If you want to start an argument with store personnel who demand you wear a mask, that is your issue…you are a pain in the ass, but still not my problem. I can almost respect someone who refuses to wear a mask. It is still a free country…mostly.
But, if you are going to wear a mask, why do you wear it around your chin? Even worse are those who wear it under their nose! You may as well have a stamp on your forehead that says “I AM A DUMB SHIT!!”
I even heard someone complain that the mask interferes with their breathing. Hmmm, pretty sure that is the point.
Anyway, I did not say anything to the ATM mask idiot. Not sure why.
I’d have no problem advising someone that they are supposed to wear a mask, maybe they have been living under a rock and don’t know.
Why is it hard to point out to a person wearing a mask around their chin or under their nose that they are NOT REALLY WEARING A MASK? Why am I hesitant to point out to a stranger that they are stupider than dirt?
Maybe I have been indoctrinated into the concept that diversity is always good. Maybe idiots add to the collective societal diversity and we need more idiots.
Perhaps I should just go back to my isolation for a bit longer.
Why does some fool tell me every day on a TV public service announcement to get tested for Covid OFTEN?
I almost never leave the house, should I get tested every time I do? Wouldn’t getting tested put me at risk more than just staying home? How OFTEN is “getting tested OFTEN”? Every day? Twice a week?
Could I get the virus while leaving the testing site and walking to my car? Maybe I should just go back and get tested again.
Please experts, I want to follow the science…define OFTEN!
End of bonus rant.
Stay safe everyone!