By Jamie Miller – 2:04 a.m.
Greetings witches and warlocks of the night, it is I the “Dr Pepper drinking dastardly denizen of the dark” Jamie Miller, welcoming you to my nightscape, and another edition of Night Light. Now as you know the coronavirus is still out there, but some businesses and places are starting to open, with one small caveat, that being you must stay six feet apart and wear a mask to prevent spreading the virus on the off chance you have it. Apparently this is too much for some people. To them having to wear a mask is a violation of their human rights. For information on this and more, read on my revered readers.
Now as many of you know some restrictions are just now being lifted with social distancing limits. No big deal, right? Well to many people it’s like you’re asking for their social security number, a kidney, or the keys to their Ferrari. As this is America, of course they’re going to throw the king of all fits because “we” take nothing lying down.
Some highlights of these “adult temper tantrums” include, a man in Illinois shoving a gas station clerk who insisted he wear a mask while paying for gas, a man here in Michigan who wiped his nose on a Dollar Tree employee’s sleeve when she told him he had to wear a mask. And more tragically, a man shot and killed a Family Dollar security guard in Flint after telling a woman that her kid needed to wear a mask to enter the store.
This is ridiculous. All of this because we have to wear a fabric mask over our nose and mouth? Why yes, they are an inconvenience, but not terribly so. It’s not like they’re asking us to go around in a hazmat suit. And just a little FYI, the mask’s not for you. It’s for others – to the people who can’t understand why they have to wear a mask, I’m sure you’ll be shocked to know, the world doesn’t revolve around you – and the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to the virus. Even if you don’t think you have the virus, spoiler alert: you still could be a carrier. The virus takes time to show itself, in that time you could have spread it to numerous people. While you will most likely recover, others may not be so lucky.
So what’s the point of this little “rant?” Simple, just wear the mask. What’s the big deal anyway? Is it really that big of a deal to have to wear a mildly uncomfortable mask while you’re in the store, or wherever you are? Please I beg you for the sake of others, put aside your own feelings and desires at least until this pandemic is over and think of others. Please…
This has been Night Light, enjoy your mindscape.