Mask Maturity

Apparently, our corporate masters’ spies thought I would be enchanted by facebook posts discussing masks. Pretty sure I annoyed a few people who were celebrating their freedom from facial coverings.

My pastor mentioned he heard from a parishioner who was asked to take off his mask in a store the other day. I plan to continue masking. If I were asked to unmask, I told my wife, I would defend my freedom to retain my anonymity as I robbed his store.

“You can’t say that!” she said,

Well. I can say that. There’s a question if that comment would be prudent.

So many people seem totally self-absorbed, thinking the masks are about keeping them safe. My brother’s social media post was the first time I had seen it explained. Crude, but accurate, left.

Choosing not to get a vaccine when one is otherwise able, and then choosing not to mask, going about one’s activities in “freedom” is the height of narcissism. Funny how so many people thought masks were about themselves. Maybe it was lucky; if they thought it was mostly about other people, we might have never seen coverings slipping off the bottom of their faces at all.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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3 Responses to Mask Maturity

  1. Maria says:

    That pic is more crude than you realise: Covid is spread in aerosol, not in liquids. You know that farts still get out even through jeans – well Covid-19 gets out of face masks too. They create a dangerously false sense of safety.

    • I agree, given what I’ve heard. Passing gas is methane, and it does transmit through cloth–why people can breathe in masks. But masks are better than nothing. I think the saying is: let’s not make good the enemy of perfect.

    • Liam says:

      Perhaps that is why thoughtful people entering operating rooms and emergency rooms insist that medical personnel remove them.

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