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dandycat
dandycat

I got harassed for wearing a mask for the first time today by exactly the sort of science-denying, flag-based-propaganda-on-a-shirt-wearing jerk that you may be picturing in your head.

“You can take that thing off. It’s over!” he said as if I had asked for his opinion.

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odd
odd

@dandycat Ugh! Maybe he felt you were infringing on his beliefs by wearing one…🙄 Hope you don’t have to experience that again. I am triple-vaxxed, and I don’t wear a mask anymore, and I’m aware that I might take chances, but I don’t go harassing people that do wear a mask, and I totally understand why they might want to. The narrative that there is this culture “war” really start messing with peoples head.

dandycat
dandycat

@odd I'm hoping I won't have to deal with that sort of nonsense again. It was surprising it happened in the first place; for the most part, people in Southern California haven't cared what anyone wears or for how long they do it.

You're completely right about the culture war aspect of it. It's a real shame and causes problems. Nobody should feel the need to make any sort of fuss about what anyone else is wearing if it doesn't affect them, and me wearing a mask really didn't affect this person. The mystery to me is how to get out of this mess. How can everyone (or as close to everyone as possible) learn to live and let live?