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Unable To Mask Their Ignorance

, , , , , | Right | August 19, 2020

Due to the recent health crisis, it is a state law that people have to wear masks in public places like stores or restaurants. It is part of my job to remind guests to wear them. 

Two people walk in — a husband and wife. They get in line and neither of them has a mask on, so I walk up to them. They are both very tall and large, which is intimidating since I am a short, fourteen-year-old girl. 

Me: “Hi. Do you guys happen to have masks with you? If not, I would be happy to get you some!”

Customer: “No, we don’t believe in that.”

Me: “Sorry, but it is the law that you have to wear masks.”

Customer: *Angrily* “No, it’s not!”

Me: “Uh, well, actually, it is.”

Customer: “I’m a policeman! I know the law.”

Me: “Well, it is an order from the governor that—”

The customer cuts me off as he gestures wildly at the other customers.

Customer: “You can trick these idiot bozos into wearing masks, but I’m smarter than that. I’m police; I know that law and you can’t make me!”

Customer’s Wife: “Yeah. And what’s the difference between wearing one if it’s on your chin and not wearing one at all?!”

I didn’t really know what she meant by that last statement, or how to get them to wear masks. So, I told them I was going to get my manager. When I got back, they were both gone.