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Mask Fury

Last night, as I was walking Rose, a neighbor came straight at me without a mask, and when I looked bewildered, he said, “we don’t need masks outside.” Grrrrrrrrrr…

Queens NYC photo by Alyssa Loorya

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4 comments for “Mask Fury”

  1. Petra says:

    This is interesting. I have used my mask outdoors only about 4 times–twice cycling (including Saturday, when the morning’s temperature was 29°F–it was more for warmth as opposed to anything else). I’ve also worn it twice while walking. However, I was probably the only person doing that. Now, I bring it along so I can quickly put it on in the event I see someone I might talk to/with. Always have it on in the grocery store or restaurant pickup or hardware store (hey, I had to fix my toilet–feel so proud of myself for replacing the fill valve!) Perhaps this is because I live in an area in which the density of people walking is fairly low, so plenty of room to give a wide berth. Midwestern suburbia.

    • wendy says:

      I live in a fairly dense neighborhood (not NYC dense), but definitely foot traffic. Today with Rose, there was a woman with her head deep in her phone, no mask, oblivious, alongside her 2 teenaged kids, heading right into me. The stakes are too high.

  2. Paulette says:

    I don’t live in a dense area. I only wear my mask when I know I am going into a store, not when I walk the trails. I have asthma and to get exercise for getting my heart rate up, the mask makes me hyperventilate and I feel like I can’t breathe. That can’t be very healthy.

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