By Chad Jordan | Cravings Gourmet Popcorn
(Originally posted on Facebook)
This is not meant to be a political post, so friend or not friend, family or not family, I will delete you if you make it political.
Wearing a mask at a business is not taking away your rights. You have the right to not go in. It's temporary.
House rules. When you go to someone's house, you follow their rules. At my house, get a coaster for your drink. Don't set it on the table. At my house, take your wet shoes off at the door. You're also not allowed to smoke in my house.
If you don't like the rules, you have the choice to leave or follow the rules.
Most business owners want to respect the health department recommendations because they're generally getting advice from scientists and professionals. If you don't believe in that, you don't have to enter the business.
Business owners run the risk of being fined or having licenses taken away. Who needs that headache?
Many times you can still shop at the business if you don't want to wear a mask. It may be online with the option for delivery or curbside pickup. Take advantage of the options the business has set up for you. It takes a lot of effort to set-up those alternative shopping methods up.
I respect you as a person. I think you have the strength, compassion, empathy and courage to wear a mask to protect yourself and others.
By the way, September 11, 2001, there were 3000+ people killed. That was a devastating and terrifying day. A single day. A day that rallied this country together in unity.
Coronavirus virus has infected millions within six months and killed nearly 30x the number of people that died on 9/11 in this country. Why aren't we unifying as a country to fight something significantly more dangerous than terrorist?
Why can't you do your part? If you believe in coronavirus and the science, wear your mask. If you don't believe in it, do it symbolically for the people who have died.