I know that thoughts, feelings, and actions are split when it comes to wearing a mask. From the first day we understood what started to happen around us, I was for it; I made them, I gave them away, but mostly I wore one, wherever I go, when outside the home.
Now, more and more stores require to wear one; Fry's has a big sign in the door, please do not enter if you don't have one!
Today is mom's 89th birthday, I had to go out to the store to purchase some stuff to make her a nice dinner, a cake and to get flowers.
Everybody was wearing a mask, except one of the younger employees, who was wearing it around her neck!!! She was pushing a cart with all kind of stuff on it, talking to people, looking for products to register them, all with her face uncovered.
I am not sure how much you know about how AZ is doing these days, in short 1 of 3 tests are positive, the cases are ramping at an average of 4,000/day, we have over 2,000 deaths, and we are barely 7 million people! While all Southern states are being impacted more than others, AZ is topping not only USA for new cases, but the world! (and 60% of the hospitalized are in the age range of 20-44).
What would you have done if you were me? I waited for the unmasked young person to move away from the butter which I needed to buy, all conscious that if she were sick, the aerosols could have been in the air while I walked where she was...
I did nothing, there is already too much hate, and mixed feelings these days, did not want to add to them.
On the other hand, should I have said something, just to protect others who went to the store today?