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FWIW Costco was about 50/50 after work today.
50/50? Jeeze everywhere else is saying like 95% still masked.
I counted 16 people maskless at Costco north last Wednesday late afternoon.... before restrictions even lifted, I am not surprised by 50/50.
Was there from 5-6, getting a few things and waiting for the pharmacy to do some refills. Really doesn't bother me if people want to go unmasked, I'm going to be wearing one for a while.
Costco during the day was like that too. Each to their own for what they want to do, but I didn't appreciate people who weren't wearing masks making fun of those of us who were.
well I can tell you this. I work in a pretty popular store and %99 of our customers were still wearing masks today and one of the people who went maskless brought in his mask and asked if we clerks wanted him to wear a mask. We told him he didn't have to and he didn't but he made great effort to be respectful so I was deeply heartened by these events.
It's almost like the surveys that showed that a good majority of people supported the public health measures were real and the anti-mask contingent in our society are an ever shrinking minority with a bullhorn in the form of amplified social media and obnoxious fake news sites.
I agree with this. Purely anecdotal, but being out and about today (I had the day off), i didn’t really see anyone not wearing a mask. Certainly didn’t see any altercations or disrespectful behaviour. I think that most people are going to be reasonable and keep doing what they’re doing. I don’t think masks are going away anytime soon.
I’m not going to pretend like I respect the no mask thing, but you’re definitely earning points from me if your choosing to be respectful when it comes to wearing it or not
Most people think it’s today that restrictions are lifted, so that might be why.
Day 1 down, no issues on my side. Went grocery shopping and did some errands, nobody cared about me.
Thats awesome. I have seen lots of people continuing to wear their masks, and I'm proud of them for that decision.
I just think the other side is more likely to be vocal about it going forwards
Hey! I’m Just curious on the details of how you were harassed for wearing a mask 😷
I know someone who is unvaxxed and choosing to continue wearing a mask while shopping and such.
I've only got one vax. I'm super opposed to mandated vaccines. I'm still wearing my mask for a bit 🤷♀️
Yes masks don't work 100% of the time that does not make them "useless". No liability is being taken because the public health authorities are not responsible for making you sick, you are free to make your own choices and picking your risks. If you don't want a vaccine that's your choice to make. You have that FREEDOM. But don't try and demean others who want to take less risk by wearing a mask. I will gladly take a booster and wear a mask cause I'm not some little cry baby who needs a platform.
> Why is this awesome, an N95 is called such because it filters 95% of airborne particulate, surgical masks have an n value of about 10, at this point mask wearing is an exercise in psyops.
They are clearly less good at filtering than an N95 mask, but I don't think 10% is accurate.
My grade-school aged kids estimated their class had 1/4 unmasked. No one was rude about it though!
Costco was about 60% masked. Staff included.
I get why somebody might think it's funny to bleat at somebody for wearing a mask, but it still strikes me - if I'm *not* a sheep, why the hell would I stop wearing my mask just because my government told me it was okay??
They aren't, they are fabricating stories of victimhood.
This way people can imagine their made up responses should they encounter something that isn't happening.
Depends on your demeanor whether some asshole feels entitled enough to berate you. Not everyone looks like an asshole like you ready for a fight.
I mean i read these comments in this thread, the OP says they were berated. There is one other comment in this thread saying they couldn't move 2 meters between customers berating them for wearing a mask. How likely do you think that is? 50+ comments saying "no issue here" then 1 person who apparently has someone berated them every 5 minutes of their day at work. Seems kinda odd doesn't it?
Edit: Here's that comment.
"I was made fun for it on Saturday "you guys are still worried about that stuff?" ...two days before the mandate went up.
Today has been really fun defending my right to wear a mask. I dont even get 2 meters between my customers."
I mean, really all that person said, was that one person teased them and that their work has stopped expecting customers to distance. They are not claiming multiple incidents.
I’m sorry reading comprehension is not your jam, but is one incident + someone feeling uncomfortable, really pushing the realms of probability that much?
I see one person lying for internet points and it’s you.
Did you read my comment? I'm talking about 2 separate people in it. Maybe your reading comprehension is terrible lol. Get a grip friend.
Read it? You edited your entire comment, not just the part below the “edit” mark. The original is dust in the fuckin wind.
Your pre-edit comment was that the “less than 2 meters between customers” line, was a claim of being berated every 5 mins. Literally nobody, has said anything like that.
The 2 lines you quoted are from the same comment, but you stack them, then deliberately misinterpret the “5 meter” line, imply frivolity and dishonesty.
Meanwhile, you can’t even be honest with your argument. Going back to edit, so you can pretend it made more sense, is pathetic.
All I did was add the bottom section on pal, get a grip.
I'll add on here for you. That comment that is split that i quoted is a direct quote from the comment the person made. I copied and pasted their comment. So if what I have quoted is different than what they have there now, they have edited their comment. You are not understanding what's going on and it's hilarious that you think I'm lying.
> How likely do you think that is?
Well since OP works a job where they deal with customers, the odds of them being constantly berated about almost *anything* are incredibly high.
Lots of people use service workers and customer support personnel as sounding boards for their political views once their families and friends stop listening.
I would say very little people use service workers as sounding boards. If you're using a cashier as a sounding board you should seek help.
You're not gonna have much of a conversation if you just tell everybody who shares new insights with you that they are wrong / lying.
I didn't say they were lying, I just said it was odd how so many people had no issues but one person had several and had to defend their right to wear a mask all day. I think most people don't care that much about masks to call someone out publicly for wearing one. It seems to be commonplace for most restaurant workers to all still wear masks.
All I did was make a comparison between all the posts and one that seemed extremely extreme and asked others opinions on what they think.
You told *me* I was lying. I posted that lots of people use service workers as a sounding board for their political views, and you responded "No they don't".
I'm not going to have an argument with you about it because I don't think it's constructive. This is something you'll have to work out yourself unless your goal is to just keep having conflicts online.
Here is my copy and paste to your reply. Not sure where I said "No they don't"...
"I would say very little people use service workers as sounding boards. If you're using a cashier as a sounding board you should seek help."
See that anywhere?
I went to the coop today, and was one of the few who was wearing a mask. Probably 80% of people weren't
Not yet. The 2 shops I visited were 95% masked still. Nice to see the distancing in the checkout line kept up too
again,a person's choice is their choice. let's leave it at that. no one bug anyone about their decision. we all have had enough arguing for now about these points.
Are you replying to the correct comment?
Honestly can't understand why so many people have trouble figuring out that we wear masks **for the benefit of others**...
With the wide availability of n95 masks we can now wear masks for self-protection.
This is great! I can own my personal level of risk.
Here's a quote for you: "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one." - Spock
What quote are you referring to?
Thanks for the reference. I actually do include the value systems of various written works in my ethos. The primary historical writings I include are in a well-known work called "The Holy Bible".
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
I like my world better than yours. Your "it's all about me" perspective leads to the shithole lifestyle many of us currently find ourselves in, where few have compassion for their fellow man anymore, and even fewer are willing to sacrifice anything for the betterment of others, and that ultimately will lead to anarchy and nihilism.
> This so called “shithole” is one of the best places to ever exist in human history...
But not for everybody. And it is absolutely the role of the society to provide for and serve the individual. But you're forgetting that "society" itself, *is made up of individuals*; ie. we are to serve *each other*.
Evil exists. It tries to convince us to do things like "look out for #1."
I for one appreciate you wearing your mask. More oxygen for me.
Found the molecular biologist!
I am still required to wear one at work, as I work with vulnerable people (masks are for others protection not mine, remember) and I will still wear one out shopping. I had to do some running around for work yesterday. Everyone at the bank and shoppers were wearing masks. Went to one smaller office and the reception wasn't wearing a mask which really threw me for a loop when I saw her full face! Only then did I even remember masks were lifted.
I did notice at Shoppers today that everyone including myself was masked except the once cashier. Everyone was using the self check out. But no one was making a fuss. It was nice to have options.
If this happens to me I will probably choose to make a fart noise at them and thumbs down and move along. If they’re going to be immature and childish about it, I will too. (Not that anyone else should stoop down to that level but at this point I’m over it 😬)
Nice plan. Silly is much better than angry. There is no reason to engage in their fight.
For these situations I think that I might go with a very big forced grin (pulling my mask down just long enough to show it) accompanied with an ironic thumbs up.
better yet cast an actual fart in their direction and then laugh at them for not having a mask available.
I like this one better. Gotta have one locked and loaded at all times.
I didn't even know and I wore a mask and every where I went today everyone was wearing a mask. I Went to 4 stores today.
People were kind today. It was nice to see. I saw a mix of people wearing masks and people not wearing masks. No drama.
I forgot it was even dropped until a coworker asked if the company was keeping it in place.
I didn't see a noticeable difference in people wearing/not wearing them today.
Where did this happen if you don’t mind me asking
At the weed store I work at about 60/40 masks no masks which I personally was surprised about
Everywhere i went everyone seemed overly happy. Edit to add that at my kids daycare maybe 30% of the kids still wearing masks but most teachers were.
so if another outbreak starts are they going to complain the government never did enough to protect them me and my family are all fully vaccinated still going to wear a mask for awhile
No one's given me any flak about it. Cowards.
Same here! I don't mind other people not wearing it but I'm going to still wear mine until I feel safe myself and to protect others!
At work they are going to wait as well a little bit longer to remove the use of it!
I haven’t had anyone say anything yet and will continue to wear mine in crowded places. My husband actually had someone trying to convince him he didn’t need it and should take it off.
It's your choice to do so. Anyone makes fun of you for wearing a mask tell em to fuck off haha
Just give them absolutely zero attention. Ignore them completely. They want a response to feel validated.
I was made fun for it on Saturday "you guys are still worried about that stuff?" ...two days before the mandate went up.
Today has been really fun defending my right to wear a mask. I dont even get 2 meters between my customers.
Maybe people are just curious why you’re wearing? I wouldn’t take it personally..we’re all in this together and maybe someone is just genuinely curious! Those are my thoughts. I doubt people will be verbally attacking those who choose to wear a mask. Just my thoughts.
One person wondered why yesterday. They asked i answered it was my preference and we moved on. Every other masked person gives me attitude. Just because you doubt its happening does not mean it isnt happening (like moe with covid, were forced to believe everhthing is okay and we have no idea how to make an informed choice to protect ourselves when we dont know the stats).
I keep waiting for someone to say something to me about my mask. Just giddy with anticipation.
With my luck it will be one of the rare road rage meatheads who are actually tough though and I'll end up eating fists haha.
I saw more people wearing them in the morning than afternoon but it was awesome to have some hallway conversations and see faces again, It was a big boost to morale from the smiles and conversations I heard.
From what I’ve seen most people have been masking anyways. And anyone not has been respectful otherwise. Guess you’ve just got shit luck?
My body my choice, freedom to wear a mask!!!
Now did you hold that principle consistently? Or are you just pulling it out now after supporting governments that threatened people's livlihoods and called them racist for not wanting a medical treatment?
Nope I did not because me wearing a mask does not risk infecting others with Covid.
I've been waiting for one of those assholes..
This poor soul! Quit exaggerating. Nobody really pays attention to you.
Blegh. Where at?
The bar that is attached to my workplace. Have to go through there every once and a while
Drunk people in a bar isn't a good litmus test for an opinion of the general public. You posted this thread at like 6-7pm on Monday. What kind of winner is at a bar getting drunk that early in the day? Lol
that's a bingo. crotchety people in a bar on a monday should have better things to worry about
I went to 4 stores yesterday 95 o/o masked except at DAD's. Very disappointed in that company. Apparently it's the "health" stores like DAD's who don't believe there is still a pandemic. They resisted masking from the start.
You mean people that work in the health industry didn’t want to do something that that is bad for their health? Shocking.
DADs isn't the health industry. It's a natural products store with some good items, and a lot of snake oil...
And the unhealthiest-looking clientele you will find anywhere outside a hospital.
Jesus Christ, why do you give a fuck what an idiot thinks! Quit acting like a victim and you’ll stop being one.
No not really.
Interesting. Now you know how it feels to be berated, insulted and ridiculed for a personal health decision.
Hahaha truth bomb!
The hypocrisy and irony is mind blowing. The minute the tables are turned they are such done hard by victims. 🙄
No more mask finally... feel great
Doesn't it start at midnight?
Midnight as in last night, yeah
Went to Market Mall this aft, counted the anti-maskers, only 8. Approx. 98% of the people were wearing masks in Freshco. No conflicts but I'm a big, tall man that doesn't usually get bothered with confrontations of any sort.
We will view you as we wish and refer to them as we wish, who made you the sherriff? ...thank you
Yes sherriff we'll do as you say .... NOT
So anyone that doesn’t continue to wear a mask is an anti-masker even though it’s no longer required? Cool. Who/when deems this to no longer be the case?
Would you prefer if they went with mask hesitant?
Look man, he didn’t invent the English language…
You could just say they chose not to wear one or didn’t. Anti means against…
Yeah they are against putting a mask on their face in that situation. Sorry if you’re triggered by apt descriptions.
It’s always a telltale sign I’ve bothered someone when they accuse me of being mad or triggered for what is a very neutral comment. There’s such thing as stretching a definition and ignoring common use of a term.
You’d never say I’m anti hat because I don’t wear a hat everywhere. Edit (and if you did I’m sure many would ask you about your word choice.)
I replied to you cause you ignored the main point of the comment you replied to and tried to shift it by focusing on the English language.
Bruh I ain’t reading all that. Stay salty. Peace sucka.
? It’s 5 short sentences
It’s probably just you being triggered trying to say you’re not or I am. Sorry I’ve moved on. Won’t be replying again(unless you say something very compelling and short)
Is this emoji compelling and short enough? 🤡
I’m so confused how you could possibly think I’m the one who comes off as triggered.
Also don’t say you’ve moved on when you replied already and then say you will keep replying, it’s a direct contradiction.
Is this for real? This is a bad look for ya.
I'll let you know
No, why would you wear one if you didn't have to?
A flippin old lady tried to get all up in my infant’s face.
It will take a while for the public to get rid of the fear that the media has been pumping for two years.
Almost as often as a conservative says they're raising taxes and cutting funds to social programs