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2020-07-15 9:19:01 PM  
26 votes:
There's a store near me that requires masks -- but on the same sign that says masks are required, it says you don't need to wear one if you have a medical condition that won't let you wear a mask, and if they see you don't have a mask on, they will assume this is the case.

I mean, I don't want to sound harsh, but...if you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, should you be going out now?
 
2020-07-15 10:33:02 PM  
15 votes:
For many, this is the biggest personal challenge they have faced their entire lives.
 
2020-07-15 11:39:17 PM  
11 votes:

dildo tontine: I want to go to the local Kroger on the 22nd and watch the heads explode.  Last time I was there less than a quarter of the shoppers were wearing one.


Fewer.
 
2020-07-16 2:47:58 AM  
10 votes:
"Mask-debater"  Ha, nice subby.
 
2020-07-15 8:11:45 PM  
10 votes:
This was either a brain-dead photo choice, or absolutely sublime:

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2020-07-16 4:01:20 AM  
9 votes:

jake_lex: There's a store near me that requires masks -- but on the same sign that says masks are required, it says you don't need to wear one if you have a medical condition that won't let you wear a mask, and if they see you don't have a mask on, they will assume this is the case.

I mean, I don't want to sound harsh, but...if you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, should you be going out now?


So you're saying if you had a shop, you would have a sign that said:

Masks Are Required

to Enter This Store

If you have a condition that

prevents you from wearing a mask then...

FOR F*CKS SAKE

STAY HOME YOU

COLOSSAL DIPshiat!

 
2020-07-16 2:10:56 AM  
7 votes:
Easier to just wear a mask than try to keep track. Safer too.
 
2020-07-16 2:59:35 AM  
6 votes:

cyberspacedout: MechaPyx: Easier to just wear a mask than try to keep track. Safer too.

Yeah, but people who don't want to wear masks will now know where to avoid shopping.

That should make these stores much safer.


I went to a takeaway last weekend and we ate on the patio. No masks, but outdoors, social distancing, picnic tables were 12 feet apart. Completely reasonable, no masks and everyone stayed the hell away from each other.

Restaurant two buildings down had 30 people in half the area breathing and coughing all over each other.

It was a great in person demonstration of the prudent and hopeful versus the woefully ignorant.
 
2020-07-16 2:30:28 AM  
6 votes:

MechaPyx: Easier to just wear a mask than try to keep track. Safer too.


Yeah, but people who don't want to wear masks will now know where to avoid shopping.

That should make these stores much safer.
 
2020-07-16 2:00:45 AM  
6 votes:
No mask, no merchandise.
 
2020-07-16 4:49:49 AM  
5 votes:

Chariset: My Dallas-based bookstore chain has been requiring masks for all customers -- children under 10 exempt but no medical exemptions -- for about a month now.  I only saw one guy get huffy about it (though I do see a lot of people wearing them under their noses or slipping them down below their chins)

Fortunately never saw one of those bogus 'Freedom to Breathe Agency' cards.  If you 'can't breathe' in a mask, COVID-19 will be too much for you.  Just stay home.


I wouldn't give any exemptions. If you are a person that in some way, shape or form falls into mask exemption then I worry about your health and for your safety I can't admit you to my store.

Anyone caught violating the mask mandate while in store will be forced to leave.

Don't like it?

Well thankfully the Republicans have made it clear I don't have to serve anyone I don't want.
 
2020-07-16 2:43:24 AM  
5 votes:

jake_lex: There's a store near me that requires masks -- but on the same sign that says masks are required, it says you don't need to wear one if you have a medical condition that won't let you wear a mask, and if they see you don't have a mask on, they will assume this is the case.

I mean, I don't want to sound harsh, but...if you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, should you be going out now?


Thread over
 
2020-07-16 12:13:11 AM  
5 votes:
My Dallas-based bookstore chain has been requiring masks for all customers -- children under 10 exempt but no medical exemptions -- for about a month now.  I only saw one guy get huffy about it (though I do see a lot of people wearing them under their noses or slipping them down below their chins)

Fortunately never saw one of those bogus 'Freedom to Breathe Agency' cards.  If you 'can't breathe' in a mask, COVID-19 will be too much for you.  Just stay home.
 
2020-07-15 8:01:35 PM  
5 votes:
I want to go to the local Kroger on the 22nd and watch the heads explode.  Last time I was there less than a quarter of the shoppers were wearing one.
 
2020-07-16 2:08:35 PM  
4 votes:
I think it's wonderful that corporations are stepping up to provide the leadership our political leaders are unwilling to show.
 
2020-07-15 8:07:20 PM  
4 votes:
Dollar General, too. My timeline has ERUPTED with outrage. Much popcorn is in my future.
 
2020-07-16 3:10:36 PM  
3 votes:

Pr1nc3ss: CSB:
I went grocery shopping at Aldi yesterday. Since Covid, I stick to my list and get it done and leave. There was a woman walking around with her husband and teenage son, and they weren't wearing masks. This is NY so we are supposed to but ALDI doesn't enforce it. Anyway, I'm walking around and doing my thing, I notice this woman keeps cutting me off in freezer aisle. She purposely would get in front of me when I would head towards a certain item. I didn't pay any mind and went about my business, and then she did it again in by the chips. I stopped doing what I was doing and stood there and looked at her. She and her kid and husband all stood there staring at me with their arms crossed. I shrugged and grabbed my chips, and said, "Whatever," and went about my business. They walked off, and I was checking out I noticed they were doing this to other shoppers. I told the cashier that I think these people are trying to  start something and told her my experience. She said they're scared to confront non-mask wearers b/c they don't want things to get violent. Non-mask wearers often come to the store and do that.
What the actual fark. People just suck.


Three times now I've had an obviously insane non-mask-wearer follow me around in a store chanting at the top of their longs "YOU HAVE A SLAVE MIND" because I am wearing a mask and trying to avoid them. I have also had several instances of insane non-mask-wearers taking loud and indignant exception to my actions when I make large (and therefore obvious) detours around wherever they are walking or camped out on the sidewalk. They apparently feel like I am insulting them by avoiding them.

It's almost like this pandemic has given - FINALLY GIVEN - powerless losers the power of life and death over their fellow human beings, and they get upset when you don't cooperate in their little death rituals.

Hasn't happened to me yet, but I've read of a couple of instances where Plague Rats even try to remove the masks of people around them.

This shiat is insane. A significant number of our fellow Americans are insane assholes.
 
2020-07-16 9:49:38 AM  
3 votes:
CSB:
I went grocery shopping at Aldi yesterday. Since Covid, I stick to my list and get it done and leave. There was a woman walking around with her husband and teenage son, and they weren't wearing masks. This is NY so we are supposed to but ALDI doesn't enforce it. Anyway, I'm walking around and doing my thing, I notice this woman keeps cutting me off in freezer aisle. She purposely would get in front of me when I would head towards a certain item. I didn't pay any mind and went about my business, and then she did it again in by the chips. I stopped doing what I was doing and stood there and looked at her. She and her kid and husband all stood there staring at me with their arms crossed. I shrugged and grabbed my chips, and said, "Whatever," and went about my business. They walked off, and I was checking out I noticed they were doing this to other shoppers. I told the cashier that I think these people are trying to  start something and told her my experience. She said they're scared to confront non-mask wearers b/c they don't want things to get violent. Non-mask wearers often come to the store and do that.
What the actual fark. People just suck.
 
2020-07-16 3:10:18 AM  
3 votes:

jake_lex: There's a store near me that requires masks -- but on the same sign that says masks are required, it says you don't need to wear one if you have a medical condition that won't let you wear a mask, and if they see you don't have a mask on, they will assume this is the case.

I mean, I don't want to sound harsh, but...if you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, should you be going out now?


If that's the case, then retailers should have a special shopping hour once a week before the store opens just for those people.

Or they can have free grocery delivery.

Both situations should require medical proof.
 
2020-07-16 12:17:18 AM  
3 votes:

sirrerun: dildo tontine: I want to go to the local Kroger on the 22nd and watch the heads explode.  Last time I was there less than a quarter of the shoppers were wearing one.

Fewer.


Yep, that's what happens when you don't wear a mask.

/Whenever a grammar Nazi shows up for this, I read it as führer.
 
2020-07-16 7:13:23 AM  
2 votes:
Wearing a mask and wearing a mask correctly are two different things.
.
Proper wearing is not always followed.
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2020-07-16 3:56:55 AM  
2 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: Are any non-chains allowed to operate?


you're getting boring
 
2020-07-16 3:02:06 AM  
2 votes:
I'm glad they're employing a person to stand out front to enforce a mask rule and clean carts.
 
2020-07-17 1:48:33 AM  
1 vote:

Harlee: This shiat is insane. A significant number of our fellow Americans are insane assholes.


Enough about Fark posters.
 
2020-07-16 3:53:56 AM  
1 vote:
In other news... Best Buy is still a thing:

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2020-07-16 3:21:11 AM  
1 vote:

sirrerun: dildo tontine: I want to go to the local Kroger on the 22nd and watch the heads explode.  Last time I was there less than a quarter of the shoppers were wearing one.

Fewer.


Holy shiat, it's a good thing you stepped up to correct him, otherwise I woildn't have known at all what he meant.
 
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