The Political Agitator’s response: This is sad a grown ass Caucasian man with too damn much time on his hand to do nothing but ride from one restaurant to another testing the waters because he has an issue with the Democratic Governor Roy Cooper mandate to wear mask. Damn Randy just go out and do you don’t wear a mask, your ass won’t get served. Obviously you didn’t want to eat in because you could have ordered your food and went to the table and took your damn mask off. You are just an Ignant Bonifide Special C.
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So Daniel and I headed out to grab a bite for breakfast this morning as we do just about every morning. Forgot all about Governor Cooper’s mandate to wear a mask out in public and pulled up in front of our local Bojangle’s for a biscuit. Upon entering the restaurant however, we were immediately informed we could not be served if not wearing a mask. Ok. No problem. See ya later!
Drove down the road a ways and walked into a Hardee’s. First thing I noticed was there were about a dozen people sitting around the dining room, and NO one was wearing a mask! Ok, looks like this is our breakfast spot today! Walking up to the counter however, we were informed we could not be served if we weren’t wearing a mask. I pulled my tee shirt up over my nose and mouth and jokingly asked, “How ’bout now. Will you serve me now?”. Cashier behind the counter smiled, as she shook her head “no” and then replied, “If you don’t have a mask, you have to go through the drive through in order to be served”.
Ok, so now this is getting ridiculous! If I walk in *wearing* a mask, I can get served, go sit down, and then REMOVE the mask and enjoy my meal. And if I should happen to be an asymptomatic carrier of Covid-19 and I accidentally SNEEZE while eating my breakfast, and potentially infect everyone in a 12 foot radius, that’s “ok”, because I was wearing my mask when I was served, right? Disgusted, I turned to leave the restaurant but as I was walking out I turned around to look at the other patrons who were seated at the tables enjoying their breakfast. One or two had a mask either pulled down under their chin, or hanging off one ear like some sort of clothing accessory, but most had literally REMOVED their mask as they ate their breakfast. So tell me, what good does it do to require a mask to be worn while *ordering* your meal and then allow patrons to REMOVE their mask to eat?? People cough and sneeze at lots of things…pollen, too much pepper, allergies….And obviously they can’t eat with a mask covering their mouth, so they HAVE to at least uncover their mouth to eat. Not wanting to cause a scene, I decided to just leave. Still hungry, but just not willing to argue with an employee who was just doing her job, I motioned for Daniel to “let’s go”, and we walked out.
Refusing to go through the drive through THERE, I intentionally went to another restaurant (McDonald’s this time) and yes, I drove through the drive though lane and after receiving our food, Daniel and I sat in my truck to eat our breakfast.
I know some of you are thinking, “Why can’t you just wear a dang mask??”. Well, here’s the deal. Number one, I’ve seen compelling evidence that wearing a mask offers little if any protection for me OR anyone else. Number two, how long are we supposed to play this silly game? Yes, covid-19 is real. Yes, people have died with it and more will die in the future. But that’s precisely my point! Wearing a mask will not make covid-19 go away! It’s here now, and unless or until a vaccine is found (and even THEN, not everyone will be able to take it!), it will likely be here for generations! Are we supposed to keep wearing masks for the rest of our lives? Is this going to become the new “norm”? People we’re being manipulated by politicians and pseudo scientists, who haven’t a CLUE as to how much longer there’s going to be a threat of someone catching this disease, and we’re literally destroying our economy with these ridiculous new rules and regulations. Small businesses are failing in droves because they can’t open, and those that CAN open are having their business severely hampered by these strangling restrictions.
Daniel and I eat out a LOT. The nature of our work makes it difficult for us to have a designated meal time, so we’re frequently forced to grab a bite whenever we find a “break” in the workload. And frankly, we both like to go inside a restaurant, order our food, and then sit there and enjoy it in relative peace and tranquility. And after sitting in my truck eating for the last three months, it’s been nice to go back inside the restaurants we frequent, and sit down at a real table for a meal. But now, Governor Cooper says if we don’t wear a mask, those same restaurants can’t serve us *inside* any longer, which means we’re forced to go back to eating in my truck. So you know what? It’s back to eating inside the truck. At least until some semblance of sanity returns to the world!
Oh and for you who feel obligated to wear a mask everywhere you go from now on, you might want to start a journal so you can one day look back and tell your grandkids what it was like when we still had FREEDOMS in this country.