I typically don’t check social media until well after midnight. Why? This is the time of my day where 1.)No one is in the office 2.)I need to be quiet because my husband is sleeping 3.)There is nothing else to do.
Today I got a surprise. I didn’t make it very far in my newsfeed before I saw my first “Making me wear a mask to go in a store is discrimination” post. Okay, lemme clear this up for everyone real quick. Store owners can actually kick you out for whatever reason they want to- just most of them don’t because they aren’t dicks or don’t want the publicity. Your bartender can ask you to leave if you’re drunk already, or simply because you are known for causing trouble. Well, a store can also ask you to not enter or leave if they want you to be wearing a mask. It’s that simple. You aren’t getting them “shut down” for that in this climate, it’s just not happening.
I was genuinely shocked by how many folks seem to think that this is a “civil rights issue”, no asshats, it’s a health and safety issue. If you won’t wear a mask in a store, EVEN if they’re providing them, then go to another store. There are a handful of reasons where a doctor may recommend that someone not wear a mask, and that is okay. People with those reasons do still appreciate that other people are wearing masks, and are, from the people who I know who can’t wear masks, very willing to get supplies from a different place if they need to. I seriously do have people in my feed who aren’t supposed to wear masks, but none of them have decided that their civil rights have been violated. This mask wearing isn’t forever, it’s a temporary state.
Today I ventured out with my trusty mask to go to the Farmer’s Market (so much better during the week), the seafood market (also so much better during the week), and to pick up our “Produce Project” box. I wore my mask, used gloves which were provided at the Seafood Market, and now that I found some hand sanitizer, made sure to use it in-between. I do understand that wonderful breath that you take when you get that mask off, I really do. You might be getting pretty used to the mask thing, but that sweet, cool first breath is pretty awesome, I’ll admit.
It was cold and rainy today, and my calves were still hurting, so I made due with walking the dog twice in the neighborhood in my galoshes and umbrella get-up. I am pleased to report that my resistance bands really did give some of my arm muscles a workout and I had some arm soreness today too! Tomorrow is supposed to be another soggy day, so I’m going to work on some resistance stuff on different muscle groups, but I cannot wait to get back out into nature! I heard that pools may be opening up- the only thing that I would want a pool for is to finally be able to take a regular water aerobics class. I crave one of those. Otherwise, I don’t know how they’re gonna keep those kids from being all up on each other. Sounds like germ city.