posted on Apr, 1 2021 @ 04:05 PM
A recent thread by Encia22
reminded me of an incident I had last week at a
local independent restaurant in my neck of the woods. They have a sign in the window that reads...
So like the dutiful little peasant I am, I put my mask on and went in to place an order through my mask and a sheet of plexiglass of course. I try to
speak loud enough to lessen the amount of "huh's?" from the cashier and listen well enough to hear the them through their mask and the plexiglass, but
inevitably someone still says "huh?".
After placing my order and sitting down until my number is called, I feel a tickle in my nasal cavity and resist the urge to sneeze by wiggling my
nose and mouth under the mask. This works temporarily and I figure I'm good, but not to be denied, my sinuses come back with a vengeance in under a
minute and out comes a strong and loud sneeze that should have been in a Hollywood comedy.
At that moment, the one other person waiting for their order and the 6 people working behind the counter all looked at me with near terror in their
eyes. I was seriously wondering for a moment if someone was going to call the police and the health department. Then I smirked under my mask, and in
my best Vinnie Babarino voice (which isn't very good) I said "What!?"
Some had already turned back around, but the ones still stealing glances at me then turned away and tended to their business. Is this what we've
become in just over a year? SMH.
edit on 4/1/2021 by Klassified because: DB is out of Doritos and french onion dip