Re-Opening / No more masks - too good to be true?

oldag

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I had to go to the bank about a month ago and put something in my safe deposit box. I normally just go to the drive through, but this time I had to go inside the lobby. Masks were required, so I pulled my bandana up over my nose and went inside. They have a 30.07 sign on the door, so I had my shirt tail untucked but my .45 was on my hip. There was an off duty cop working security at the front door and he noticed the bulge under my shirt. He looked at me funny, and I just nodded to him and walked on by. It felt really, really weird wearing a bandana pulled up over my nose and toting a 45 on my hip walking into the bank.
You should have reached out, shook his hand and say "My name's Jesse, Jesse James."
 

Coyote9

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Our governor has finally seen the light and is rolling back the BS mandates and allowing all businesses to be open 100% - I'm leery though that the county judges / mayors are going to try pulling shenanigans and its going to be more of the same BS. Glad to see that we'll be able to go to dinner as a family and not have to sit 2 booths apart (Texas Roadhouse made us do that, because we had a group of 8 and not just 6)
Yep welcome back freedom, I'll continue to wear a mask when and where feasible. I choose to do it because it is right for me-I do not like being TOLD to do anything!
 

Mowingmaniac 24/7

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C9,

" I choose to do it because it is right for me "

OK, would you explain that statement?

Not trying to give you a hard time, but I don't understand that.

Thanks!

PS, will there ever be a time in the future where you 100% of the time 'not' wear a mask?

Thanks again!
 

Coyote9

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C9,

" I choose to do it because it is right for me "

OK, would you explain that statement?

Not trying to give you a hard time, but I don't understand that.

Thanks!

PS, will there ever be a time in the future where you 100% of the time 'not' wear a mask?

Thanks again!
Sure, I had Covid back in November and it was brutal . I do not want it again! Therefore, I social distance and choose to wear a mask. Yes , I have researched this with my doctors and the VA and realize the reduction of risk is small if others do not also wear masks (the masks mainly reduce transmission by the wearer). However it is a small inconvenience and ANY risk reduction is valuable to me. I also get to laugh at folks without offending them ;) I am 71 by the way. Hell yes I'll stop wearing a mask ! Summer in Texas is rough enough without gasping for air ;) After my vaccine I'll probably stop.
 

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I had to go to the bank about a month ago and put something in my safe deposit box. I normally just go to the drive through, but this time I had to go inside the lobby. Masks were required, so I pulled my bandana up over my nose and went inside. They have a 30.07 sign on the door, so I had my shirt tail untucked but my .45 was on my hip. There was an off duty cop working security at the front door and he noticed the bulge under my shirt. He looked at me funny, and I just nodded to him and walked on by. It felt really, really weird wearing a bandana pulled up over my nose and toting a 45 on my hip walking into the bank.
My bank has never posted 30.06 or 30.07 signs. They had a combined sign, not conforming to state law requirements, that prohibited firearms, masks, sunglasses, and hats while in the lobby. Basically, it was a gunbusters sign with add-ons.

Well, when the masks were mandated, they stopped trying to enforce anything on the sign. It's feels so odd that nowadays I can walk into my bank with a mask on while open-carrying my .45. I could have sworn that, a few years ago, that would have caused someone to hit an alarm and summon LE.

Not today. The corona weirdness has had some surprising side effects, hasn't it?
 

Mowingmaniac 24/7

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C9,

Thanks for the reply!

I now understand your perspective.

Hope you didn't have it so bad you had to be hospitalized and it didn't leave you impaired.
 

Axxe55

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That is a good question. The Chinese have worn masks for quite a long time, but has that translated into better health for them? I thought that was more to curb the concerns of air pollution rather than illness though.
That is true. In many Asian countries, they have been wearing masks for many years.

I would think pollution was the reason as well.
 
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