πŸ“ Space, Masks and the Care for Others

With Melbourne slowly opening up, I had to go to an appointment. The specialist is located on the first floor of a business centre. Unable to locate the stairs, I pressed the button for the lift. As I entered the lift, two other people turned up. I entered wondering what the protocol is. When I was last in the office, our policy was one person at a time. The other two people entered. It was at that point that I noticed that neither person was wearing a mask.

For me, this epitomises the real challenge. We can talk about Dan Andrews and a failed hotel quarantine. However, neither of these things are necessarily within our control. Wearing a mask is. I think that Kin Lane captures this best:

It is fascinating to be able to see who cares about other people and who doesn’t, simply by looking around to see who is where a mask and who isn’t.

As David Truss asserts:

The economy can stay open if people wear masks, socially distance themselves and sanitize appropriately. Some people might disagree with me, and on a topic like this we can agree to disagree.

However, with 40,000,000+ cases worldwide 1,118,443 deaths, and over 9,000,000 known active cases worldwide this is not just a bad flu, it’s a pandemic. And if you want to disagree with that well then sorry… you are wrong.

Put a mask on, and thank those around you for being respectful and doing the same.

The problem I have is what do I say or do in this situation? Sometimes I feel like asking where they got their cure from? However, sarcasm never really succeeds much. So I stay silent and sad.

8 responses on “πŸ“ Space, Masks and the Care for Others”

  1. I wish I had an answer Aaron. I haven’t faced such a situation yet and don’t know how I’d react? With the numbers where they are now, I’d probably either say something or leave, (or say something while I leave). It will likely happen amd I’ll let you know.

  2. I wish I had an answer Aaron. I haven’t faced such a situation yet and don’t know how I’d react? With the numbers where they are now, I’d probably either say something or leave, (or say something while I leave). It will likely happen amd I’ll let you know.


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