The other day I had to get bloodwork done, so while I was waiting, a lady who had just done hers exited the side doors. Because of the masks, I didn’t really recognize her, but she knew me. Mainly because I forgot my mask in the truck. We kept our distance and had a nice little chat.
It’s a new normal these days. Having to carry a mask around with you everywhere you go. I don’t mind wearing one, I bought 3 cloth ones to rotate. Though I do buy the cheap ones at the dollar store so I don’t have to wash mine that often.
Towards the end of our conversation, I told her that the one major thing that this virus had made us all realize was to slow down. Everything before COVID was all fast pace. Air pollution from vehicles, planes, and even trains (even though there’s none here on Newfoundland any more).
But everyone was always so busy and had no time to just stop and take a breather. Only when things were shut down, were people actually taking time to smell the roses as it were.
I get not everyone was kind to the new rules. Keep your distance. Wear a mask. Stay home. No more parties. And now that things are starting to open up, and people are able to move around more freely, wearing a mask when social distancing isn’t possible when out and about, is what some people b!tch about the most.
I get that some people can’t wear them, and I’m not knocking them for it. But can we look at the bigger picture? The more people wear them, or stay home and have someone else run errands for them, the faster we can all beat this until the vaccine becomes available.
And I’m not writing this blog to sh!t on anyone, or to have people leave me nasty comments back. That crap won’t be tolerated. This is my opinion. I just feel that if we look out for one another, we’ll all be better people in the end.
So please, be kind to one another. Things will get better.
Until next time.