Posted On: Tuesday - January 11th 2022 7:58PM MST
In Topics:   Humor  Kung Flu Stupidity
One could say this post is a continuation from this one or this one based on their title*, but there are now many dozens of posts here about the ridiculous face masking stupidity that's been going on. It could be a continuation of any of them. I really hesitate to put in a special Face Diapers topic key. What would one have made of that 2 years ago?
I'm too sexy for my mask,
too sexy for my mask,
too sexy for my mask.
What song? Too stupid, so don't ask.
I could not really get a good image of what I wanted here, in this first of 2 anecdotes/observations. There are face masks being worn that are a new type, or new to me, at least. The texture on the outside looks like plastic almost. It's very glossy black. This must still be non-woven material (yeah, which is plastic), but the grain is different from those blue/green medical style ones.
The thing about these ones is that, even though they don't fit tightly at all on the user, they are EVEN WORSE for communication through. I wrote "through", but then, they seem to have a big gap on the top side where sound should come out well. (They are almost semi-circular at the top, leaving a gap to the portions of the face there.) I'd thought the thick cloth ones were the worse, especially on black ladies, but the sound must bounce around a bit before coming out, and these are terrible.
Maybe communication is not as important at work as we have been told, and it's all about fashion, except that these are ugly too.
How about face masks that are made of clean white real cloth?
That's the type I mean. These are really the closest things to diaper material you can have. Hell, maybe a converted diaper plant in Shenzhen makes them.
As I entered the country building today to pay property taxes, I remembered that they now have a metal detector and a guard at the entrance. (What might they be afraid of?) The guard told me I need to mask up. I looked and saw a stack of these nice white cloth face masks. Nobody really seemed to care HOW I wore this mask, and luckily, things went very quickly.
5 minutes later I walked out of the building wearing this thing. Yeah, these double-layered cloth ones do keep the face warm, but being a big opponent of all this hysteria, I took this one off and threw it on the grass near the bushes. No, littering is not my thing, but this was a political statement. Imagine they kept having to go out there and clean up 5 masks an hour. Maybe they would lighten the hell up.
When I started searching for images to match this 2nd item here, I noted that these things cost 15 bucks a piece! Maybe they are cheaper by the box, but by how much? Did the county have a big surplus? (of masks, I mean, not money) I now think it wasteful of me to have trashed that one, but, well, that's my own tax money I just paid. I've got half a mind to go there tomorrow, maybe in an out a couple of times ("ahhh, I forgot something") and collect more. They'd be good for wiping of oil dipsticks and things like that ...
* Wow! Until just now, I had no idea that I'd written 2 posts with the exact same title, both about face masks during this Kung Flu PanicFest. The 1st one has a Grateful Dead theme to it. They both treat this whole thing with great disdain and ridicule.
Well, as they say "great minds think alike, even if they are the same one, one year and 16 days apart." Hey, is October fashion month or something? I wouldn't know. This is just weird. I will rename the 2nd one with a "II' at the end.