New normal

unrecognizable person in protective clothes walking little dog during coronavirus

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Anyone else tired of hearing this?

Sorry, but I am getting the idea that the “new normal” is going to stick in one way or another. Some of what we are seeing isn’t going to go away, and I don’t like the trends I am seeing.

Face Masks

So, it was first recommended that we not wear them in public. Then it was recommended and even “required.” Now, we are seeing businesses implementing policies, and even counties strongly suggesting that face masks be worn in public.

Are we going to do this all the time now? Flu season? Wear a mask. Allergies? Wear a mask. Cold? Wear a mask.

Who’s to say that cough is any different than the other cough? When or how are we going to know? Who makes the determination for when we should or should? Why not just wear them all the time so we make sure we’re safe under all circumstances?

Perhaps we should just make hazmat suits more fashionable and then we wouldn’t have to worry about anything when we leave home.

The future doesn’t look bright, folks…


  1. The Hinoeuma · May 28, 2020

    I can’t breathe in the damn things. They don’t help stop viruses anyway.

    We have returned to the screaming mimis of the Salem Witch Trials. If you don’t wear a mask, you must be a WITCH. BURN THEM AT THE STAKE!

    I hate people, now. I never thought they were this bloody stupid.

    Liked by 1 person

    • backuphill · May 28, 2020

      Good point!

      But, let’s not just stop at masks for burning people at the stake…do anything in public (or private that someone gets wind of) that someone disagrees with and you’re gonna get burned. These days its just to what degree that is the mystery.

      Liked by 1 person

      • The Hinoeuma · May 28, 2020

        True. I should have included ALL the Karen-busybodies of the world.

        What it basically comes down to is, personal responsibility has been bred out of people. If they are busy shouting about what someone else is doing, they don’t have to worry about examining their own shortcomings.

        I’m a BIG advocate of MYOB.


  2. Curt Gilman · May 29, 2020

    A couple days ago, I had to wait for my wife for about fifteen minutes in a parked car outside a hospital. I had a good view of a busy intersection with an all-way stop. I lost count of how many people were wearing masks in their cars, alone, with the windows rolled up. It defies comprehension.


    • backuphill · May 29, 2020

      Yeah, that is a special kind of stupid right there…

      Another favorite – out walking on a trail or in the neighborhood in the fresh air and still wearing a mask.

      Liked by 1 person

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