Posted On: Tuesday - March 30th 2021 8:56PM MST
In Topics:   Peak Stupidity Roadshow  Kung Flu Stupidity
If you've done any airline traveling in the last 9 months, you may have noticed that they have gone mask-crazy. That is, both within the terminals and on the airplanes. A month or two ago, the Feral Gov't stepped in to make it a Federal Offense not to keep one of these stupid things over one's nose and mouth. I don't recall a big debate or anything - it's all "stroke-of-the-pen, law-of-the-land" nowadays.
Well, they've got their new procedures for boarding and de-planing now, involving somehow staying 6 ft apart during this process. (Hopefully, you'll have an early arrival.) They don't get into too much detail on how the 6 ft distancing is maintained as we are seated. Perhaps, 6" or a foot suffices once we are seated, due to reasons like "better airflow", no, more like "listen, we're just doing this stupid charade so we won't get fired, OK?"
Well, we were getting up to get off, nothing near 6 ft. apart, as no one is actually fearful enough of the Kung Flu to pay attention to that stuff, cause, flight connections. This one guy I had been chatting with for just a minute or so already said something like "I think they ought to do some anal probe on those people that don't wear the masks right." I thought "now here's a cool guy, not afraid to make a few low-brow jokes about this whole ball of stupidity." Alright. "Yeah, this whole thing is getting pretty stupid, huh? This whole mask thing is a joke and ..." "No, I mean they need to punish these people. They should wear them right or..." something.
That was unbelievable to me. This damn guy, who looked like a professional businessman, was serious. He thinks they should punish the mask-deniers by sticking things in their asses. I get shocked each time I meet one of these true-believing panickers.