Posted On: Tuesday - March 8th 2022 8:33PM MST
In Topics:   Music  Southern rock  Kung Flu Stupidity
(Covidiot wearer removed per Peak Stupidity legal team advise.)
Now that the newest Infotainment*, the 24/7 Ukraine/Russia war, is in full swing, the Kung Fu PanicFest seems to have lost momentum. Yes, as Yogi Fauci would probably retort, "it's not over till it's over."** Theres's still a whole lot of stupidity out there.
I was waiting for the elevator in a hotel to go downstairs for breakfast. This guy comes up to the elevator wearing one of those thick black cloth masks. I suppose I started this because, when the guy said "good morning" back to me, it was almost unintelligible. It's ridiculous. Since I knew who the guy worked for (there were a lot of them staying), I asked "Are they still making y'all wear those face diapers?"
"Isn't it still illegal in the State of REDACTED to not wear them?" the guy said, muffledly. Man, that just set me off. "It shouldn't be illegal in ANY State to not cover your face with one of those!" I told him how I only wore one in the certain places I absolutely have to for my job without getting fired and that the whole thing was stupid.
A young (nicely mask-less, but unfortunately not bra-less) woman got on at the next stop, and at the ground floor (pretty fast elevator) the guy gets off while saying "Then you've never had COVID!" Well, not that I know of, I haven't, but I've never been tested and I haven't been sick in a long time, but then I've been around all kinds of people for the last 2 years wearing the face mask only those times when required. I looked at the girl, saying "I would have gotten it by now. I'm not worried." "I had it", she told me and "It was like the flu" in answer to my "How was it?"
It occurred to me after the guy went around the corner, and I noted to the girl "then why is he so worried?" I mean, even if it had been terrible for him, wouldn't he be pretty immune? Is he going to wear it the rest of his natural-born life? She didn't know either. It was nice to converse with a normal person.
There was the guy and one of his colleagues eating his breakfast, without masks, of course, but 3 ft. apart. We'd been in the elevator 3 ft. apart. (Hey, what can I do? They pulled up all the stickers!)
The guy didn't like my non-compliant attitude very much. Oh, did I mention that the outfit this group at the hotel works for is part of the US Government?
Ever since this conversation with a Covidiot, and I thought about this post, I've had this great Atlanta Rhythm Section song on and off in my head. It's from their 1973 studio album Back up against the Wall, but I really, really like their live Are you Ready? album***, so here's Conversation from that album.
getting so hard to make.
I try to communicate,
but I can't get through.
And I don't really know how it happened.
I have tried, but I don't understand
how we ever let it get so out of hand.
I've got the Southern Rock topic key here, as they were a Southern Rock band. This is not so much rock music as a ballad, but it's still got that certain sound.
* I'm not saying it's not serious, but for Americans, it's still infotainment.
** I think it's over in terms of most of the population's mindset. However, the precedents of Totalitarianism have been set, and won't they be easier to implement again next PAN-DAMN-DEMIC?
*** Peak Stupidity has featured at least 2 others, those being Sky High from this post about inflation and Playin' that Georgia Rhythm.