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Sat Aug 28, 2021, 01:44 PM

Where I live:

Had go out to mail something at USPS drop box, so decided to cruise past a couple "Big Box" stores and a farmer's market to gauge how many wearing masks going in and coming out. I saw approximately 200-250 people.

Saw maybe 10-12 masks.

And, we get ridiculed for self-isolating. Sigh---------

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Atticus Aug 2021 OP
Srkdqltr Aug 2021 #1
Atticus Aug 2021 #9
NQAS Aug 2021 #2
Treefrog Aug 2021 #3
Sherman A1 Aug 2021 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2021 #5
Sherman A1 Aug 2021 #6
Atticus Aug 2021 #11
Sherman A1 Aug 2021 #34
MLAA Aug 2021 #17
Atticus Aug 2021 #10
Treefrog Aug 2021 #12
Atticus Aug 2021 #13
wnylib Aug 2021 #20
barbtries Aug 2021 #24
wnylib Aug 2021 #27
barbtries Aug 2021 #44
wnylib Aug 2021 #46
barbtries Aug 2021 #47
Treefrog Aug 2021 #22
FoxNewsSucks Aug 2021 #23
Skittles Aug 2021 #15
Treefrog Aug 2021 #25
Skittles Aug 2021 #28
Treefrog Aug 2021 #29
Skittles Aug 2021 #31
Treefrog Aug 2021 #32
Skittles Aug 2021 #33
Treefrog Aug 2021 #35
Skittles Aug 2021 #37
Treefrog Aug 2021 #38
Skittles Aug 2021 #39
mwooldri Aug 2021 #41
Skittles Aug 2021 #42
ecstatic Aug 2021 #40
multigraincracker Aug 2021 #7
abqtommy Aug 2021 #8
Fla Dem Aug 2021 #14
mwooldri Aug 2021 #16
riverbendviewgal Aug 2021 #19
appleannie1 Aug 2021 #18
FoxNewsSucks Aug 2021 #21
DanieRains Aug 2021 #26
TheRickles Aug 2021 #30
Atticus Aug 2021 #43
TheRickles Aug 2021 #45
GoneOffShore Aug 2021 #36

Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 01:50 PM

1. Who ridiculed you? Several on here have talked about people challenging

Them about masks. I never see it.
Only once in a doctors office has anyone ever talked about masks, vaccine. He was masked and vexed.

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Response to Srkdqltr (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 02:54 PM

9. People in this community. nt

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 02:01 PM

2. My observation

Northern New England.

Chain grocery store and home depot. Probably 40% masked. Local co-op is at 90%. Feed store at 50%. Coffee shop at 100%. Library at 100%.

Not bad. Could be better. Throughout the pandemic have not been accosted for wearing a mask.

According to a sign at the library, covid cases are up in the area. Havenít noticed recent reporting on this. I think the area has been okay-ish under the circumstances

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 02:03 PM

3. No one has ridiculed me for self-isolating. How would anyone even know?

 

No ridicule about wearing a mask either.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 02:18 PM

4. Same here

I find the OP somewhat questionable.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 02:21 PM

5. Perhaps Atticus was ventilating, or thinking out loud. No harm in that.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 02:27 PM

6. and perhaps

someone doth protest too much?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:07 PM

11. and perhaps someone is breathing too much methane. nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:30 PM

34. Got a fix for that

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:27 PM

17. I say chill, cut some slack. So The OP's experience is different than yours.

No big deal.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:02 PM

10. You would. I go out hardly at all, but I do communicate with others and I do read the local

newspaper. There are many in this area who insist the pandemic is "over" and anyone even wearing a mask---let alone self-isolating---is a silly coward.

The fact that your experience is different in your area than mine in my area in no way justifies your "questionable" remark---but then, you know that.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:09 PM

12. I communicate with lots of people in my area and read the paper.

 

Very happy I donít live in one of these places where so many busybodies live.

That must be horrid.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:11 PM

13. Our local discussion board would curl your hair. nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:45 PM

20. Mine is like that, too.

Local stores require their employees to wear masks now, but not customers. In some stores, customers wear them. In others, almost nobody. Our infection rate in this area is high (7.8%).

I get glares, raised eyebrows, and snickers for wearing a mask, but no verbal comments, yet. In line at checkouts, often a no masker crowds right up to me and I motion them back or ask them to move. They roll their eyes at me, but usually back up.

Our local newspaper website has a few dedicated anti maskers, anti vaxxers that ridicule every pro mask, pro vaccine comment. The nonsense they post is incredible, like they are DeSantis clones, but this is NY

The people who annoy me most are in my apartment complex. Our elevator is SMALL. They try to get on with me, no mask. I take the stairs if necessary, all 5 floors.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:03 PM

24. looking back,

well even at the time i guess...I believe it was the elevators in NYC that made so very many people sick. It's a vertical city.

i applaud you for taking the stairs...5 floors would probably take me a half hour i'm in not good shape physically. I do take the stairs in my townhome on a regular basis though

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Response to barbtries (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:15 PM

27. I am 71. I have asthma.

I pause at each floor to rest and slow breathe. I have a rescue inhaler if necessary. If I have groceries, I wait for the elevator to return empty before getting on.

BTW, I am in NY state, but not NY City. I am hundreds of miles away from New York City, in a small city in a rural county.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 06:59 PM

44. you can't be any more careful than you already are.

stay well.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #44)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 12:15 AM

46. It doesn't happen very often that

I resort to the stairs for all 5 floors. Usually, if someone else is getting on the elevator at the first floor when I am ready to get on, I stay behind and take it after they get to their floor. If I'm on the way to the 5th floor and someone gets on at the 3rd floor, I get off and take the stairs the rest of the way

What annoys me is that people don't wear masks in the halls and the elevator. Only some of them are vaccinated. I don't want to be in a small enclosed space with somebody who is not vaccinated and not wearing a mask. The exercise taking the stairs is good for me. I'm grateful that I can do it at an age when some people are dependent on walkers or wheelchairs. I am fortunate.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #46)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 02:35 AM

47. yes, i recently stayed at a hotel in CA

and was not happy whenever unmasked people joined me on the elevator. Once without thinking about it I got on the elevator only to realize the 3 people already on it were not masked and was kicking myself for my carelessness.

i fortunately made it back healthy and had a wonderful vacation, but it was diminished by COVID.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:55 PM

22. I've seen some of that nonsense on NextDoor here too, but usually only about vaxxing.

 

Idiots.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:55 PM

23. The title of the post is "Where I Live"

I don't see anything questionable about that, I can observe differences in where I live and the places I go for work. I took the post at face value. I generally am interested in how things are elsewhere, so I like when people post how it is where they live.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:25 PM

15. I SALIVATE at the thought of someone "ridiculing" me

that would be the LAST time they did that I tell you

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Response to Skittles (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:09 PM

25. I was ridiculed as a child. Tiny, asthmatic, English accent. Picked last for teams.

 

Outgrew all that, became very athletic. Tennis, skiing, running, swimming. Excelled in school.

And if I want to say tomahto, I will, lol.

Water off a duckís back to me now. Ridicule is nothing.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:17 PM

28. I spent many years in England as a child

I think the only word I say that sounds Brit to people here is "been", which I pronounce to sound like BEAN, whereas Americans typically say "BIN"

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Response to Skittles (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:23 PM

29. I still say ahnt for aunt. Ant just sounds wrong to me.

 

Interestingly, my black friends all say ahnt too.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #29)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:26 PM

31. when I moved to Iowa from England

I wrote a paper and it was with some words circled in red.....I talked to the teacher who told me, this would be correct only if you were in England. I told him, well, I just moved from there! He set me straight.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #31)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:27 PM

32. Whoa.

 

Dayum. Had some of that too. Grr.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #32)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:29 PM

33. my English mum lived in America for decades

when people told her they loved her accent she would say, "I'm speaking English....YOU have an accent."

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Response to Skittles (Reply #33)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:32 PM

35. Hahaha! Mine too!

 

Her favorite story was how Americans loved to tell her England would fit into Texas 26 times, or some shit.

She found that hilarious.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #35)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:35 PM

37. I did think a lot of Brits did not understand how big America is

when they said you Americans don't understand us I would tell them, hell, I don't understand the people in half the states in America!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #37)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:36 PM

38. I still don't.

 

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #38)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:39 PM

39. you got THAT right

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Response to Skittles (Reply #31)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 06:10 PM

41. Well you were clearly writing in English.

The teacher was expecting it to be in American.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #41)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 06:17 PM

42. yup

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 05:41 PM

40. lol. It's probably not ridicule but moreso peer pressure from people (friends/family)

repeatedly saying that you never leave the house?

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 02:35 PM

7. Shelter in place

suits me fine.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 02:49 PM

8. The Human Herd has been self-thinning ever since this covid started and it's

all due to stupidity and foolishness but then that's humans for you.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:23 PM

14. At least in my neck of the woods in Fl, masks are more in use. Almost back to levels before vaccines

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:27 PM

16. Had to step out to a Walmart.

Truck driver. Presently in Canada (Greater Toronto area). Rexdale Walmart. Masks mandatory. Social distancing enforced. McDonalds open but eat in is 1/2 capacity for dine in, take out strongly encouraged.

Canada's taking this more seriously than its southern neighbour. Even the Ontario government, initially saying no to vaccine passports is backtracking somewhat.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:37 PM

19. I can confirm what you wrote

I live very close to Toronto. I live in a 100K city population that wear masks in stores, apartment /condo hallways and elevators, events , restaurant/bars , use Hand sanitizer and cart sanitizer. We queue always. There a few dissenters of course. Masks are the majority here.

🇨🇦

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:34 PM

18. It is almost that bad where I live too. Sad.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:53 PM

21. Decreased mask use here also

Little to none out in rural towns in MO and KS. I usually go to the grocery store once a week. People were near 100% masked even after vaccinations started. But it took about two weeks after mandates were lifted in June or whenever that was for mask use to drop to about 10%. When KCMO reinstated the mandate, at first it was about 90% masked employees and 2/3 masked customers.

This morning, it was about 25% masked employees and still about 2/3 customers. Last week I went to Whole Foods, and it was 100% employees and customers. I'd go there every week, but they don't have everything I want so I have to go to a "regular" grocery store also.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:11 PM

26. Lots Of People Vaccinated And Still Fairly Safe They Must Feel

 

I never put my mask away.

I want the best odds possible but still go out.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:24 PM

30. So, Atticus - Where do you live? (to give us some context)

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #30)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 06:49 PM

43. Southern Illinois. nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #43)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 07:24 PM

45. Got it. Thanks.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 04:34 PM

36. Anti pass sanitare demo in Aix-en-Provence today. Probably 1000 people.

Masks are required inside shops, restaurants, museums, etc.
And you have to show proof of vaccination or a 72 hour PCR test if you want to sit at a cafe.

Our vaccination rate for 67 million people is now at 74%.

Bonne chance.

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