posted on Dec, 29 2021 @ 01:33 PM
I was just informed I must wear a mask when working afterhours cleaning a grocery store. After the doors are closed to the public and there’s only a
few people working there besides myself, I naturally take my mask off. Not only am I asthmatic, but I’d take it off even without the illness because
it’s still bad for your health regardless. But now someone has complained and I must wear one. I can’t fight this because I work for a third party
hired to clean there, and past experience has proven to me I have no rights as an outside worker.
What really annoys me about this isn’t the discomfort, the harm to my health, or the overall exhaustion I suffer while working with a mask on.
It’s the stupidity of it. With so few people around in a large building, all avoiding each other to ‘social distance’, all regarding a weakened
virus with numerous treatments available, it’s just plain inhumane/stupid as hell.
Suffering I’m used to. I’ve been through hell and back more than once in my life. But a major gripe of mine is when I have to suffer needlessly
for some stupid reason. My own wellbeing be damned because people are emotional about this. The media hypes it up endlessly, and people lack critical
thinking skills—or even basic common sense because they are all so fearful about it.
The pandemic has been brutal for asthmatics. In most circumstances where I live, we are required to wear masks no matter what our health issues. We
used to have the right to refuse as Canadians, but now it’s less and less. Even in the beginning, bus drivers harassed me over not wearing a mask.
Two of them openly admitted to several of them keeping tabs together on which passengers weren’t wearing masks. I had one bus close its door on me
and speed away just as I was about to enter because I think the driver recognized me. I explained to them I was asthmatic and even that I’d suffered
a ‘mild’ asthma attack at that time without even wearing a mask, but they did not care. I was disturbed by the authoritarian lunacy of these
drivers who felt a sense of national duty to go above and beyond their role as bus drivers in order to ‘protect us’.
Recently, I was denied access to a mall food court because I didn’t have a vaccine passport. So I sat on a bench and ate while people walked past
me. If I’d been allowed access to the dining area, I still would have been separated from the other diners. At least one of the two security guards
agreed with me that it was ridiculous government overreach, but this didn’t stop him from carrying out his job of enforcing it. Just another example
So there’s my rant. Unfairness and hardship is part of life, but suffering and putting my life at risk for media-hyped fear and authoritarianism is
completely unnecessary. I’m working hard to find creative means of making money, and whenever I get out of this city I will never live in one ever
again. Too many idiots still wearing masks outdoors, and when driving cars. It’s a tyrant’s paradise.
Why am I suffering the health ramifications and stupid regulations to work while so many others have been off on those sweet virus unemployment
benefits? Where does being honest get me? I am so disgusted.