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Wearing a mask

COVID-19 Shelter In Place Day Eight

Note: I’ve changed the names in this post to protect the innocent and the stupid.

On Wednesday, March 18th, my friend’s daughter, Lucy, was sent home from day care with a fever and cough. My friend’s wife, Elizabeth, immediately called the doctor.

The doctor told them do NOT come in and to quarantine themselves for fourteen days.

Elizabeth called my friend, Miles, at work. He called his boss. He was told to continue working. (Not kidding and it gets better)

Miles works for a company that delivers items to large retail stores. Miles’ job is to meet with a team of drivers before they go out for deliveries and again afterwards. That means he sees about thirty drivers who then go out to numerous stores and interact with at least one person. That person then sees customers and employees.

See where this is going?

Well, Miles, trying to do his part and yet, not get fired, put on a mask. Not perfect but it was the best he could do.

He went to a meeting later that day with about eight other managers and they told him, “Take off the mask. You’re scaring people.”

I kid you not.

I was floored when he told me this. And pissed. And then I thought…Wait a minute. I know Miles. He’s a funny guy.

I pictured Miles in his mask.

Or maybe, this.

Perhaps, the managers weren’t as stupid as they initially seemed.

Nah, they were but they did send him home for quarantine a few days later. Probably, when someone higher up the ladder with a brain heard about this.

Take care out there and remember that neither of these masks will protect you but they will help with social distancing.

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