Posted On: Tuesday - December 8th 2020 6:30PM MST
In Topics:   Kung Flu Stupidity
After all the negative crap I've been dealing with regarding the further increase of this Kung Flu PanicFest, things went a little bit better today. I guess this will make a post, just because the ending is slightly heartening.
At the grocery store this morning, where I went to buy a gallon of milk, as usual, nobody said a word about my non-masking. That was nice. Later I went to a store for a lighting fixture that had an 8 1/2' x 11" printed sign saying masks were mandatory. I wore no mask, and not a word was said about that.
Some words were said about the fact that you can't find anything anymore* though, cause the lady said on the phone "yeah, we have that", but half-assed numbers don't cut it, and her estimate was wrong on the size. These weren't harsh words at all, though, as the lady had been very helpful anyway.
To avoid my going out there a ways being a waste of time, I noticed that, yeah, I hadn't been to Harbor Freight for the Cheap China-made Crap, errrr, tools in a long time, maybe 2 years or more. The sign said something about face masks. I ignored it for 1/2 an hour, as I browsed the whole store with a few tips from some helpful young white guy who was pretty damn happy with his job there** too.
I'm just going maskless in the same way that Cosmo Kramer went underwear-less and I'm lovin' it, Jerry!.
Picking the boy up from the school could have been problematic. Because I was not looking for trouble, I wasted a few minutes I was early by, by watching some construction on a water line under the road. As I came back with my kid, I saw the fairly pretty construction worker girl, who had no face mask along with the rest of the crew (the guys were running the machinery and shoveling, and she was moving some brush around).
"Hey", I turned around and said, "thanks for not wearing a mask. Really, I mean it, you're setting a good example." I told her about the tagless recess at the school. She was surprised at the ridiculousness of it and said, "that's just degrading to the kids."
Some people get it, once they know how stupid this has been getting.
Well that was one day without any Kung Flu Kontroversy on my end. Tomorrow may be different.
* My auto mechanic friend says that he has been having an especially hard time lately finding parts for the cars he likes to fix up right. He thinks the inventories aren't being kept up.
** I had to tell him my story about DIY Tire Repair with Cheap China-made Crap, though, but I told him that some of the stuff I'd bought at Harbor Freight had worked out well.