Does Having To Wear A Mask Stop You From Going Out?

@Janey1966 (24179)
Carlisle, England
February 12, 2021 6:00am CST
Every day this week it's been cold. Sunny..but cold, so why do I stay in all the time? Well, the answer has to be this mask-wearing thing. My initial plan was to visit a store less than a mile away from here, on foot. Usually, that would be a doddle to do (back in the olden days lol) but now? Hmm, I'm not so sure. Because there are hardly any people out walking I tend to wear my mask just before entering a shop, as that's where everyone seems to be. I'm not frightened or anything like that...I just can't be bothered. I hate being like that, I really do. Oh well, at least I shall be at Mum's this time next week and if I choose to stay in there - well, she won't like it one bit! Gotta 'bite the bullet' as they say!
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@kaylachan (34075)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Feb 21
Actually, no. We don't really have any mask restrictions. A couple of places will enforce it, but not many. None of the stores I visit do. I can't wear a mask, anyway because of my health. I'm sorry, but catching a virus doesn't seem as bad as my brain thinking it's forgotten how to cool me down. I'm not putting my life on the line, because someone else could get sick from me. Call it selfish, I really don't care. If a person is THAT worried about getting sick, they can stay home in a bubble. I'm not going to bow down for anyone. I'm sick of putting my health at risk for someone else's benifit.
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@Janey1966 (24179)
• Carlisle, England
12 Feb 21
Fair enough!
@Shxrubia (2793)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 21
Here we are obliged to wear masks wherever we go, otherwise we can be fined.
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@mysdianait (66044)
• Italy
12 Feb 21
@Shxrubia Same here in Italy.
@myklj999 (62949)
• Olney, Illinois
12 Feb 21
I don't like them, and I don't wear them except for when going into a store
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@Janey1966 (24179)
• Carlisle, England
12 Feb 21
I'm the same. I wish someone would invent a mask for specs wearers (like me) who experience blindness when they steam up lol.
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@BarBaraPrz (36774)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Feb 21
@Janey1966 I tuck the top of the mask under my specs and it works. I use the disposible ones.
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@myklj999 (62949)
• Olney, Illinois
12 Feb 21
@BarBaraPrz Can't you like staple the top edge to your face just below your eyes?
@Janet357 (76416)
12 Feb 21
here we have to wear a mask and shield.
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@paigea (34759)
• Canada
12 Feb 21
I wear a mask all day at work. It's no big deal. I shop as little as possible.
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@prinzcy (33101)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 21
The stores are in front and next to my house. But I need mask to go there. So yeah, not going unless I am really desperate.
@jaboUK (64905)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 21
I only wear a mask inside the shops. I don't bother when I'm out for a walk as it's easy to avoid other people. That's the only time I go out though, as per the rules.
@much2say (54727)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Feb 21
We've been wearing masks for almost a year now - I guess we're just used to it. These masks have made my face warmer in cold weather too .
@peachpurple (13340)
• Singapore
12 Feb 21
I have to eear mask when i go to work. Whether i am inside office or in the bus train, shopping mall, everyone has to wear mask in order to protect oneself. Everyone is used to it now
@BarBaraPrz (36774)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Feb 21
I put my mask on before I leave the house. It keeps my face warm on these cold days. It's the cold that stops me from going out.
@ShyBear88 (53282)
• United States
12 Feb 21
It doesn’t bother me having to wear a mask when I go places it. My kids don’t care for it but they are kids.