Is Not Masking Her Complaints

, , , , , | Right | August 8, 2020

We are still in the midst of the current health crisis. Once June rolls around, the people in my area are under the impression that the outbreak has magically gone away. My coworker and I are wearing masks, but at the time of this story, I happen to have it hanging around my neck when the lunch rush hits. Our store is quite small. And it must be noted that I am a woman. 

The lunch rush typically consists of factory workers or automotive crew made up of mostly men who do not follow the proper social distancing or other such rules. We have signs posted on the doors but cannot force anyone to abide by them. 

A woman comes up wearing a mask and says loudly:

Woman: “These men must not care about my safety.”

She emphasizes the word “men.”

Woman: “They must think they are so manly that they don’t need to wear a mask and now they are putting themselves and everyone in here at risk.”

I am speechless, because honestly, what can I say or do? I finish her transaction. And she turns to the crowd around her. 

Woman: “Do you feel like a man? Do you like putting everyone at risk? You must feel like such a man.”

As she left, she repeated, “You must feel like such a man,” and, “You should all be ashamed for not caring about my health.”

After everyone left, I couldn’t help but laugh because she could have easily waited until the store was empty to purchase her (single) lottery ticket, but you know she came in on purpose. Turns out this wasn’t the first time she had done this and I am surprised she didn’t say anything about my mask being around my neck instead of my nose and mouth.

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