What’s the deal with being half-masked?

I stood well back.  Even gave up my place in line and moved farther back.  At the pharmacy of all places!  I was distancing myself from some old geezer who was wearing his mask with his nose exposed.

There was a sign on the front door:  Masks Required.  I didn’t see any fine print so I guess it didn’t say HOW to wear the mask.  Wouldn’t you think it’s a no-brainer?   I also thought (sorta) that when he got up to the window, a pharmacist would set him straight.  Nope.  Like nose/nostril exposure is okay in a pharmacy?  I wondered if it would have been different in a medical clinic or a hospital.  Would someone have said something?  Would security have been called?

And speaking of exposure, if the geezer had been wearing his trousers below his family jewels, would that have been okay, too?  So I looked up nudity and indecent exposure and found this:  “Generally, in America, nudity is against the law in public places.”

I really do wish I could find something that said, “Generally, in America, half-masking is against the law in public places.”

Not much hope, I guess.  Not in a country that values prudery more than life, itself.  Go figure.

5 Responses to “What’s the deal with being half-masked?”

  1. VivianWattum says:

    If they wear pants and leave their penis out they only plan to rape you. If they wear a mask and leave their nose out they have potential to kill you. Just sayin.

  2. sydney says:

    Yep. Seems obvious to me. Although, I’m not so sure about the women wearing the half-masked style.
    All of them are idiots to my way of thinking and I give them wide berth.

  3. Bruce Jones says:

    That’s a good rule — always give idiots a wide berth. The trouble is that there seem to be more of them all the time.

  4. Keli Lucero says:

    Unfortunately, it seems commonplace around the peninsula lately. I’ve seen half masking multiple time by pharmacy staff, lack of masks altogether by patrons in the post office almost every visit, and unmasked folks in the grocery store. I hear Okies is not that way. I’ve always been a big advocate of shopping local, but see things differently now.

  5. sydney says:

    Keli, I SO agree with you!  Our PO only allows one person in at a time and our Postmistress is always masked so that’s one place I feel fairly safe.  I haven’t been in Jack’s more than a dozen times since we began to shelter in 2020 and it breaks my heart.  I did the bulk of my shopping there since the ’70s and I feel apologetic to Jack and Lucille every time I get my groceries elsewhere.  I keep telling myself that this too will pass.  I hope it does before I do!                                  Hugs (virtual!) Sydney

    Sydney Stevens P.O. Box 2

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