Posted On: Monday - November 8th 2021 8:27PM MST
In Topics:   Humor  Kung Flu Stupidity
Peak Stupidity has written more than our share about the face masking stupidity aspect of the Kung Flu PanicFest. It's not that we think that is the worst aspect of it all, but it sure does show the cowardice and compliance of most Americans. As a commenter on the Unz Review wrote me in the comments, if Americans won't rebel against this form of coercion, will they ever rebel against the more serious things such as the holding of the January 6th political prisoners in Washington or the siccing of the FBI on school kid's parents who dare to speak up at school board meetings based on accusations of terrorism?
The masking is an indignity put on people, and as I wrote in the recent post Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!, I highly doubt there are many Americans left who really think the masks are doing a bit of good. Yet people don them still...
To change it up a tad, we'll switch to another indignity pushed upon us based on this ridiculous PanicFest. That is the Social Distancing stupidity. It's been since August of '20 since we've discussed social distancing in elevators, a niche topic, to be sure. That post was Scenes from the Kung Flu Summer re-Panic - Part 10.
A few days ago, I got on an elevator in a hotel that was already nearly full with a family of 6 when it arrived at my floor. There is some kind of exception to the highly ignored social distancing rules on the signs for families. Well, nobody was concerned. None of us had face masks on, including a hotel employee that got on at yet another floor. We were packed like sardines. Is 1 ft. the new 6 ft? Boy, I hope so. It was so pleasant to be around a crowd that all realized "enough stupidity is enough!"
Right before we got to the lobby I said "OK, let's all stay on our stickers now." Without face masks on, I could really tell that they liked that one! I looked after everybody left - the stickers were gone.
Here's an old scene from Seinfeld featuring an office elevator. It's Elaine and a Finnish writer, Elaine being the editor of the other's book, at least at the beginning of the scene...