Afraid of catching something contagious?Not sure which corona thread to put this in, but since we talk about masks a lot in here, it’ll work?Masks are only optional in my state, but I assume required for most with food service gigs. So I went to a Five Guys today and the kid taking my order kept pinching his mask and tugging it away from his face. I didn’t notice until after I ordered.
He mainly ran the register, but in between customers he helped with orders. He kept tugging, and I’m thinking, Please don’t be my order, NOT MY FOOD!!! I then noticed he changed his gloves but as soon as he put on a new pair, he tugged on that mask like a tweaker picking scabs. Over and Over, touching that mask in the worst possible place one can touch. Thankfully they called my order and I don’t think he was involved in handling my food. But others were not so lucky.
Bottom line, these masks are terrible. I know this exact mask because I had to wear the same paper version for a couple weeks until I found some faux cloth BS to appease the Karen’s from HR. They get so hot and moist and now I can’t stop thinking how much that guys mouthy fingers were touching orders.
Seriously, can’t blame you. Whether or not this coronavirus is as big a threat as “they” say, there’s always something going around—colds, flu, syphillis, TB, whatever. Who knows what the other guy might be carrying.
And these masks are a nuisance, especially the less breathable kind in irritating fabrics. But there are instructions online for making better ones. If everybody wearing masks helps or not, I don’t know. (But then, if they’re completely useless, why do surgeons wear them? Why do people in Asian countries wear them on the street? Why do we wear them for spray painting?)
And of course, some people do stupid sht like that guy touching his face; WTF! Keeping your distance from strangers is actually a good idea, no matter what might be going around. Except (maybe) for the masks, most of these “new” rules are just basic hygiene stuff we should be doing anyway.
Bottom line, I’m still not sure whether this batch of new petty traffic-type regulations are the hill I want to die on. Compulsory vaccines or location tracking? THOSE are the hill to die on. And I can’t help but think that if too many of us refuse to follow the lesser rules—AND the number of new cases doesn’t happen to decline fast enough—our overlords might use this coincidence as an excuse to impose harsher, more intrusive measures.
(But if anybody wants to argue about any of this, I’m open to rational discussion.)