It’s not really rational, I know.
But I just have an extreme hatred of those face masks.
I don’t know what it is about them. Is it because everyone looks like an extra from “Silence of the Lambs”? Is it because they are so impersonal? Is it because they flag the wearer as a neurotic twat who is willing to obey every instruction, no matter how daft?
I have two masks. We were given them to wear at the very beginning of the pandemic when a nurse called. I kept them and carry them around but very rarely wear ’em as I find them more than uncomfortable. They’re getting pretty grubby at this stage, after fifteen months in my pocket but feckit, one must obey the law, mustn’t one? Well, sometimes anyway. If I feel like it.
What really pisses me off is how people are wearing the damn things all the time. Walking around the village, virtually everyone is wearing them though I’m glad to say very few of the locals. What logical reason can there be for wearing nappies in the open air? Even worse, there are total morons driving their cars with the windows closed but still wearing masks. Is the world’s atmosphere saturated with viruses? I have also noticed that they are increasingly appearing just dumped on the footpaths and gutters, as if there wasn’t enough shit being thrown around.
My biggest fear is that when all this madness passes, some people are still going to wear them for months and years to come. Do they prefer the feel of something that is essentially part smothering them? Do they really think they will be permanently healthier? Are they really so brainwashed?
Or is it that we are just breeding an entire generation of total neurotics who are afraid of their own shadows?