A reader sent the following, which I publish with my comments following:
lowbll writes: I just wanted to vent a little bit about this Face Diaper nonsense we are enduring, or we’re trying to get around enduring. I am in the state of Indiana, our governor was one of the last to succumb to the pressure of mandating Face Diaper order for all in public back in July; it was first set to expire August 26 at 11:59 PM, but of course it was extended another 30 days until we can get the cases! the cases! to go down more. Not that we had a bunch of additional deaths or anything. Even my place of work, a factory, hasn’t kept up with the news that the governor extended his order and decided that we no longer needed to wear the Diapers on the original expiration date; I’m surely not going to correct them.
As an aside from the main point of my mail to you let me tell you quickly that my factory of about 100 people saw two cases of COVID-19 diagnosis, both cases were separate in time over the summer, both people touched much of the same equipment as everybody else worked within close proximity to many other coworkers; no one else had any sickness after being exposed to these people – which leads me to wonder how terribly contagious is this thing anyway?
To the main point of my contact with you. I wanted to let you know of my experience at Menard’s today. I went there with the intent to spend literally at least a couple of hundred dollars in tools that I need to replace for working around my house. I was immediately set upon by two vultures (employees) about a Face Diaper being required; I had one in my pocket just in case of such a thing . I said to the vultures, “Ok, thank you” and begin reaching into my pocket to retrieve my diaper I was further harangued by these two employees and a fellow customer coming into the store as I didn’t have it on quickly enough. I smiled at all of them as I put it on my face and started fake coughing immediately after I had it on.
The fellow customer who was still standing there started freaking out. 😱😵😷🤢, I told him don’t worry about it, I have a diaper on my face and I left the store, never again to enter or spend a dime there for the rest of my life. I will say that I continue to shop at Wal-Mart as they don’t bust my balls about not having a Diaper.
My reply: Brilliantly handled, sir! I also have a plan for my next encounter with a Diaperer. If accosted, I will say – but I’m not a member! They will be baffled and ask what I mean. Of your cult, I will reply.
And then leave, coughing all the way.