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    I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    I work in a grocery store,& lately have seen a LOT of people wearing them.
    What really bugs me is that many of them wear the kind that have elastic bands that
    go around the ears,& aren't sealing on the sides/top.
    I really want to tell them that these will not really help if someone coughs/sneezes
    near you,as their eyes are not protected.
    I also want to ask them how they got them (the kind doctors/etc. use),as they could
    be better used by professionals.
    I'm also assuming that most of these people aren't sick.I also figure that by asking/ -
    informing them could start an argument,which really isn't worth it.
    My other big complaint is that many customers tend to want to get close too close to
    me,when asking a question.I try to use the "6 foot" rule,but it's near impossible.
    Never do anything you
    wouldn't want to explain
    to the paramedics.

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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    As my brother says in such situations ... Ah, humans.

    Can't live with 'em - can't live without 'em.
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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    Might be the type I get when I'm painting or sanding rather than medical use types.

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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    I really want to tell them that these will not really help if someone coughs/sneezes
    near you,as their eyes are not protected.
    I've been hearing a lot of that kind of logic. I agree, nothing is a 100% barrier. But if wearing a mask gives only a 1% chance of stopping an infection that might be deadly otherwise, I'm going to wear a mask. Every breath sucks in a pint or so of air (past lung surfaces that are permeable by design) and even a "nuisance" level dust mask has some chance of stopping someone else's blob of spit. Yes, even if it leaks around the edges, some of the air goes through the filter, and some blobs will get stopped. There's a lot of stuff that's pretty big, it's not all 0.3 microns.

    And unlike everyone else, apparently, I have my own stash of masks for painting and whatnot. They're normally cheap, if you buy in bulk. A few years ago, I wound up in the hospital with pneumonia, apparently from failing to wear a mask while mowing a rather dusty, dirty area. Not being able to breathe isn't a lot of fun; I'm a lot more careful now than I used to be.
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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    Several states now mandate wearing masks...period.

    Not putting any links up, at least to avoid " Please keep the ideological stuff off the forum.". Some are strongly suggesting it.
    Vermont, NM, Colorado, NYC, SF Bay area, next up "the other" Washington.
    Check your state.
    Of course, Virginia has you covered.
    https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/...ction18.2-422/

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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    I use the 3M N95 masks which are approved for medical situations. Always buy big boxes. Our state is suggesting wearing them. A lot of stores are requiring them to shop.
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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    The mask are mostly used to keep from touching your nose or mouth
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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    Here in Illinois when grocery shopping, 1 person, 1 cart, no kids, must wear mask. Missouri adopting same. Feds are ready to make masks mandatory.
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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    I had to go to Lowe’s yesterday. This is the line to get in as they were only allowing a maximum of 100 people in the store at anytime. And yes, I was wearing my mask.

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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    I like the 6' lines. Just have to remember 1/2 length of the small LBCs.
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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    Quote Originally Posted by DNK View Post
    The mask are mostly used to keep from touching your nose or mouth
    Tabasco sauce mixed into your hand sanitizer works too.
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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    I'm amazed (& saddened) at how many people bring the whole family
    to the store.I saw three adults with a newborn.I was wondering why one/two of
    them wouldn't wait outside with the baby?
    Never do anything you
    wouldn't want to explain
    to the paramedics.

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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    The stores in the St Louis area are only letting one person per shopping cart in the store.

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