I had to run some errands with my daughter. Oregon has a mask mandate. As you pull further out from Portland proper… people get more… "red." Science becomes more of an opinion or a feeling. So it is amazing how quickly I get distracted when I see people maskless. They are looking for confrontation it seems. They make eye contact. They walk around with their chests out. My brain starts calculating how much of it is oppositional defiance disorder, antivax/provax, prayer warrior bullshit, libertarian/deep state/redstate, lumpenproletariat assery, or just general absent-mindedness. I work in an operating room. I've worn masks all day every day for over a decade. So, while it's important to wear masks to reduce the spread of covid believe me when I say that part of me just doesn't wanna see anyone's dumb face with their dumb mouths and dumb teeth. I certainly don't want to engage in a debate with them to hear their dumb opinions.
Sent Via postcrossing to hooraybeltran. I had to taper my desire to write a postcard about Star Trek Voyagers Robert Beltran...Commander Chakotay. As though he gets that alot or something? Somehow I doubt he gets asked if he is related to Robert Beltran. He does have a good user name though.
My wife said that when she is out with our daughter she has taught her to ask my wife loudly "Mommy, why does that person wear a mask?" or "Why does that person want to get sick mommy?" at anyone she walks by them. What a perfectly passive-aggressive thing to wield in Portland. I am going to have to try it.
The card itself is from the Portland Peculiarium. I have spent waaaay too much money there.