Mask Or No Mask… What’s the Deal?
Remember when we all first started wearing masks? Even though everyone was starting to do it as a rule, I still felt sort of strange wearing one. I had this odd feeling that people were looking at me because I was wearing one. Obviously, wearing a mask eventually became the norm. Now that the state is no longer following a mask mandate, and in most situations fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear a mask, it actually feels strange not wearing one. It’s funny what we get used to.
You probably noticed that many people are still wearing a mask all the time. There’s probably a good argument to continue doing so. When is the last time you remember having even a cold since you’ve been wearing a mask? I can’t remember the last time I had one. It will be interesting to see just how long it takes to actually get any kind of a cold, now that we aren’t wearing masks.
My wife, Marianne, and I were in Maine this past weekend and depending on where we were, either everyone was wearing a mask or no one was wearing one. It was difficult to know where it was acceptable to not wear one until we were actually in any given situation. In one place we were able to walk around mask-less and everything was just fine. In another place, we found out that the norm there was wearing a mask, only after we got a several dirty looks by people that were wearing masks.
I guess my point is I just want to feel normal again. I can’t imagine a time when we will look at this whole thing in the rearview mirror and say “remember when...” - but maybe we will eventually. I hope so anyway.