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Thu Nov 19, 2020, 12:25 PM Nov 2020

My run-in with a maskless idiot at the grocery store [View all]

Trying to decide what type of ribs to buy when a maskless guy comes up to me. I moved away and couldn't help commenting "nice mask you're not wearing"

He replied back " You can't live in fear"

I shot back, "No, but you can die in ignorance"

You know, I think I made his little brain pause for a moment- You could actually see the wheels turning

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too many teeth missing lapfog_1 Nov 2020 #1
This message was self-deleted by its author TxVietVet Nov 2020 #52
Hey a lot of my teeth I_UndergroundPanther Nov 2020 #61
Well said nt intrepidity Nov 2020 #70
Thanks for this. ShazzieB Nov 2020 #75
My heart goes out to you got shit teeth too. I_UndergroundPanther Nov 2020 #77
Obviously good points Richluu Nov 2020 #83
Wow. What a great reply! Ohiogal Nov 2020 #2
Agree! volstork Nov 2020 #24
+1. nt iluvtennis Nov 2020 #28
So simple a message..... OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2020 #3
I said to a maskless guy at the store recently: panader0 Nov 2020 #4
i'm saying as i point where he's going or came from "you know, there was a maskhole back certainot Nov 2020 #43
Perfect...my way is more like this Eliot Rosewater Nov 2020 #60
great line!...hope I remember it stillcool Nov 2020 #5
Enjoy your ventilator! Raster Nov 2020 #6
Love it, I'll use "Hope you enjoy your ventilator" on my next maskless encounter. KS Toronado Nov 2020 #15
I say birdographer Nov 2020 #36
I'm carrying pepper spray if they get too close 634-5789 Nov 2020 #7
I've thought of that too ... nebby70 Nov 2020 #17
Spraying someone with anything can be considered assault. cayugafalls Nov 2020 #31
Can you swing your fist near their face? Foolacious Nov 2020 #37
That would be assault (creating fear of injury). Actually hitting is battery. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2020 #79
Then not wearing a mask in public during a pandemic is assault... Foolacious Nov 2020 #89
Yes, in my opinion, but would be hard to make a case. And I Am Not A Lawyer. . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2020 #90
I checked with my legal mouthpiece... 634-5789 Nov 2020 #45
Don't do it unless you've taken other reasonable steps like backing away & warning them to keep away Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2020 #80
Understand. 634-5789 Nov 2020 #81
Do you live in a "stand your ground" state? BobTheSubgenius Nov 2020 #56
Then you can say, "See? Your should have worn a mask" world wide wally Nov 2020 #21
Well done! That's quick thinking on your feet! DonaldsRump Nov 2020 #8
What a superb rejoinder! 3catwoman3 Nov 2020 #9
I'm curious... with all the medical burn out over the virus would these "non believers" mitch96 Nov 2020 #10
Sadly they believe DarleenMB Nov 2020 #25
HE was making the choice for YOU. maxsolomon Nov 2020 #11
+1. That's the essence of it, yep. Authoritarianism. yonder Nov 2020 #32
Desperate to dominate I_UndergroundPanther Nov 2020 #62
That it, looking to dominate. That's what they're about. BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2020 #82
I hate those arrogant pricks too. I_UndergroundPanther Nov 2020 #91
Or, the wheel turn nilram Nov 2020 #12
Excellent comeback! PatSeg Nov 2020 #13
Perfect mgardener Nov 2020 #14
It's pretty good where I am. cwydro Nov 2020 #29
Also in a very red NC county birdographer Nov 2020 #38
I'm in GA metro ATL. gus1985 Nov 2020 #65
I've stopped going to a 7/11 near me wnylib Nov 2020 #68
All of our stores have signs birdographer Nov 2020 #88
Beautiful response, just perfect! Canoe52 Nov 2020 #16
He might've paused to try to remember which state Harker Nov 2020 #18
Smart response!!! liberalla Nov 2020 #19
Well Played! Sherman A1 Nov 2020 #20
Misshapen wheels grinding with no lubrication. paleotn Nov 2020 #22
Excellent riposte Turbineguy Nov 2020 #23
I don't think at this point ignorance can be an excuse Major Nikon Nov 2020 #26
i ignore those so and sos . i care more about my self not getting sick. AllaN01Bear Nov 2020 #27
To quote New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy... dchill Nov 2020 #30
Funny how that group believes they are living fearlessly, yonder Nov 2020 #33
Brilliant! diva77 Nov 2020 #34
Excellent TNNurse Nov 2020 #35
You're very quick thinking. That was a perfect retort! One more week & many people's lives Illumination Nov 2020 #39
What are the odds that the guy was carrying a concealed gun in the grocery store cause he's "scared" NightWatcher Nov 2020 #40
I have lost any composure for or around these people (mask 'truthers')... Moostache Nov 2020 #41
I'm very sorry about your mom... LuckyCharms Nov 2020 #46
Moostache, I am so sorryfor your great loss irisblue Nov 2020 #49
Thank you for the kindness... Moostache Nov 2020 #53
Words fail stopwastingmymoney Nov 2020 #58
I am sorry for your loss. Peace to you and yours. yonder Nov 2020 #51
I lost my mom in January this year I_UndergroundPanther Nov 2020 #63
I'm so sorry dai13sy Nov 2020 #71
Perfect response! LaMouffette Nov 2020 #42
Wearing a mask and going about your business is not living in fear Zing Zing Zingbah Nov 2020 #44
Well done, packman. n/t LuckyCharms Nov 2020 #47
Good for you! ShazzieB Nov 2020 #76
Stand your ground and start yelling for the manager cutroot Nov 2020 #50
Well not in Oklahoma. No statewide mask mandate here SoonerPride Nov 2020 #69
Good for you! 58Sunliner Nov 2020 #54
Prudence is not fear. BobTheSubgenius Nov 2020 #55
K and R Ferrets are Cool Nov 2020 #57
In a perfect world, only the deniers would get infected. nt oldsoftie Nov 2020 #59
Can't live in fear? TexasBushwhacker Nov 2020 #64
Honestly. I just social distance myself and totally ignore them. Blue_true Nov 2020 #66
Great answer! mvd Nov 2020 #67
Post removed Post removed Nov 2020 #72
'Simply over someone not wearing a mask'? It's not simple. Not wearing a mask is violence. GoneOffShore Nov 2020 #74
With your permission, I'd like to use that ... aggiesal Nov 2020 #73
Oh ten points! mahina Nov 2020 #78
Thank you the perfect reply!! Cbus Girl Nov 2020 #84
Nicely done on the fly. I would add... elias7 Nov 2020 #85
worse you can kill with selfishness Dukkha Nov 2020 #86
Masks are primarily to zentrum Nov 2020 #87
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