I‘m dreading tomorrow . The simple act of popping into my local village shop as I do my daily walk will now become a bit of a gauntlet run as I get judged by other shoppers for not conforming. I’ve seen it already, zealous mothers asking for children size masks on the village Facebook group. Today in Cambridge I went into a toy shop and was confronted by a father and two young sons about 5 years of age all masked up. It’s heart breaking.
And when will it end? This madness that has made people, even close friends so pious thinking they are actually saving lives by muzzling themselves and their family. I feel like a lone voice amongst my friends and colleagues, without even the support of my partner. I have now chosen not to talk about any new developments at home as I am just met with indifference.
I manage a hotel in London that is closed and may reopen in September if we are lucky. On Sunday I have to rotate in for 3 weeks and although it will be easier now shops and pubs are open, I can’t shake the memory of how hard it was in the first 4 weeks back in March, being away from home in a building devoid of guests and colleagues save for a few. It was not unlike being in prison. Plus the uncertainty of redundancies is looming over all of us.
I know many, many people have much, much harder circumstances than I, but right now at 12.55am the world feels quite lonely.
I know how you feel I felt really judged by my uncle today for not wearing a mask I had a customer saying in a a shop about not allowing me to be there and people complain about it I just want to be able to walk around normally and freely without being judged or to l that I am going to be infecting other people and being portrayed as selfish or irresponsible
Feel sorry for you Rosie, living in a village it affects me too. I don't suffer fools gladly and find my gander rising when being in the local shop, if looks could kill! plus gossip travels fast. I have to tell myself that no-one is going to tell me what to do especially coming from someone who themselves are not wearing one, what is all that about. Its like driving a car, when some get behind the wheel they grow horns, hiding behind a mask is the same thing. Someone on this website posted that, the mask was a bigger threat to the wearer than you could ever be and it takes a lots of courage to cope with being a fish out of water. It beggars belief that overnight the ability to decide for ourselves was taken from us, how did we come to this. Take care, wish you lots of luck and believe in that light at the end of the tunnel.
I am living overseas in a remote town that services industry. We are having it drilled into us to wear masks everywhere.
The majority of people outdoors are wearing masks, even while exercising. You have to wear them on the bus and in the supermarket (as well as having your temperature checked). I've stopped wearing it on the bus and stopped taking it out with me altogether, because I find it ridiculous but wish I could just do away with it. I feel if I am singled out it could cause trouble as I live in a VERY small town. I'm sick of it and sick of the people thinking they know best by wearing one and mocking other people for proclaiming it's their right not to wear one. It just beggars belief - especially with all the evidence to the contrary that they are effective - that entire countries mandate it... 🙄
Genna! When can we move in ?😂
I have been into several shops without a mask. Most of the main shops are not enforcing masks. I haven't been confronted by any other shoppers. Mostly I have been the only mask free shopper but no-one has been bothered by me.
Sooner rather than later Barbara.