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Forgetting A Mask For ... (Original Post) ItsjustMe Mar 2021 OP
Same thing happened to me in the hospital. I really was embarrassed. nt Biophilic Mar 2021 #1
Happened to me a couple of days ago. Laelth Mar 2021 #2
You ever see the movie "They Live"? movingviolation Mar 2021 #24
Great movie. Cult classic. Laelth Mar 2021 #29
Fortunately masks obviate the need for the visor. Marcuse Mar 2021 #35
It happens. I've had to walk back to my car a couple of times upon getting to the door... brush Mar 2021 #3
me, too. What I also do is keep a mask in my handbag, since I never leave it in the car while CTyankee Mar 2021 #6
I see you've got all bases covered. I'll start carrying one in my coat pocket too. brush Mar 2021 #12
I was tired of having to run back to the car for the mask. And embarrassed. You get used to CTyankee Mar 2021 #13
I did it running into a convenience store and didn't realize until I was standing in line to pay Maraya1969 Mar 2021 #4
Couple of winters ago I was shopping in Target Tree Lady Mar 2021 #18
When I sneeze outside of my apartment I stuff my face into my shirt over my nose and turn away Ka-Dinh Oy Mar 2021 #22
Are you taking vitamin D and C? Faucci even said to take D. eom Maraya1969 Mar 2021 #32
I take D and have fruit for C. Nt Tree Lady Mar 2021 #34
I started taking D a few years agi, because even before the pandemic I was soldierant Mar 2021 #43
That was what I was going to recommend. BobTheSubgenius Mar 2021 #47
So true FoxNewsSucks Mar 2021 #5
Can you put one in a pocket (of a jacket, coat)? That way, you are wearing it around to put on CTyankee Mar 2021 #9
:) I carry two in my purse, so -- so far -- okay when I'm out, Hortensis Mar 2021 #7
I usually have 3 pretty ones in my purse - and some disposable ones in my glove compartment womanofthehills Mar 2021 #40
Lol, "tops" my story. I've lost 2 pretty fabric ones now that I've Hortensis Mar 2021 #42
I've started keeping them in the car and in the pockets of all coats and jackets. Ocelot II Mar 2021 #8
So do I. I know I have memory issues so I have tried to think creatively. CTyankee Mar 2021 #11
I keep a couple in a plastic bag in the glove compartment. Mickju Mar 2021 #28
Assuming we manage to end this thing, despite the GQP, I will be touching my face for years, lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #10
I've done this twice nuxvomica Mar 2021 #14
I think we've all been there.... More then once world wide wally Mar 2021 #15
My husband was so excited to get his vaccine Tree Lady Mar 2021 #16
I've done the same thing... Dale Neiburg Mar 2021 #17
That happened to me recently kimbutgar Mar 2021 #19
About 2 weeks ago I walked into a gas station without my mask. Ka-Dinh Oy Mar 2021 #20
How about when you go to put your mask on and one of the stings breaks!! beaglelover Mar 2021 #21
or put it on upside down Piasladic Mar 2021 #23
Couple weeks ago at the grocery store KS Toronado Mar 2021 #25
For us urban high rise dwellers, it's a way of life now IronLionZion Mar 2021 #26
I haven't left the house/yard except to get vaccinated since Nov, and I have masks by the door, deurbano Mar 2021 #27
Was dropping off a packages at UPS WA-03 Democrat Mar 2021 #30
Made it to the door of Kroger and realized I hadn't put one on Maeve Mar 2021 #31
The Kroger near me usually has a security person near the entry door. JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2021 #33
K and R Ferrets are Cool Mar 2021 #36
I walked into the post office and mailed a letter. Sucha NastyWoman Mar 2021 #37
It happened to me also. I apologized and quickly went back for the mask. Blue_true Mar 2021 #38
I have gotten almost to the door of the grocery store, realized I forgot the mask dflprincess Mar 2021 #39
Happened to me a couple times. Reached the inside of walmart one time. ecstatic Mar 2021 #41
Nightmares IzzaNuDay Mar 2021 #44
Same here bucolic_frolic Mar 2021 #45
Totally! Dukkha Mar 2021 #46
I was in a Home Depot last year in the height of this. Hassin Bin Sober Mar 2021 #48
Pretty much every grocery store, even the library offers masks when you walk in. Pongo Mar 2021 #49

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
2. Happened to me a couple of days ago.
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:03 PM
Mar 2021

Entered a store. Forgot my mask. It was in the vehicle, and the vehicle was a good, long hike from this store. Daughter was doing some shopping there, and I apologized profusely to staff about lacking a mask. Staff offered me a mask. I graciously accepted it and put it on, but I was, truly, embarrassed.

I don’t want to endanger the health of others. Who would want to do that? I simply don’t understand the anti-maskers. It’s as if we come from different planets.

-Laelth

movingviolation

(310 posts)
24. You ever see the movie "They Live"?
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:10 PM
Mar 2021

cheesy, I know, but a very accurate analogy of repuqeus types as a sort of fascist alien invader. Your comment reminded me of this movie..
I've stepped out the house, or car without a mask accidentally, and I catch myself luckily and snap it on, lol!
...I care about my fellow man, so I do what I can, and wearing a mask is part of that. WTAF is wrong with these fascistic planet killing monsters? and the characters in "they live"..

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
29. Great movie. Cult classic.
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:36 PM
Mar 2021

I do wonder, in my darkest hours, whether most Republicans are actually human. Things would make a lot more sense if they were actually exploitative aliens of the kind imagined in “They Live.”



-Laelth

brush

(53,745 posts)
3. It happens. I've had to walk back to my car a couple of times upon getting to the door...
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:04 PM
Mar 2021

of a store before realizing I hadn't put the mask on when leaving the car.

I keep at least one in my car at all times.

CTyankee

(63,894 posts)
6. me, too. What I also do is keep a mask in my handbag, since I never leave it in the car while
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:09 PM
Mar 2021

I am shopping. It is as important to me as my drivers license and my debit card (special wallet sized zippered purse). I am never without one either by wearing or just leaving the car in a parking lot and walking to store). I also keep one in my jacket pocket or raincoat.

CTyankee

(63,894 posts)
13. I was tired of having to run back to the car for the mask. And embarrassed. You get used to
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:16 PM
Mar 2021

always having one on your person.

Maraya1969

(22,469 posts)
4. I did it running into a convenience store and didn't realize until I was standing in line to pay
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:06 PM
Mar 2021

The thing was no one else was wearing masks. I was terrified. I just put my head down and paid really quickly and got out.

I got my shot the very next day and I told the nurse about what I had done. She said that I wasn't in the place for 15 minutes so I shouldn't worry. I suppose that is different than having someone breath or cough into your face.

Tree Lady

(11,436 posts)
18. Couple of winters ago I was shopping in Target
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:00 PM
Mar 2021

Pre-covid and this lady not far from me sneezed, I tried to almost run with my cart away from her, (flu season) even before covid I knew what a sneeze could do.

I got one of the worst flu I have ever had, and I had my yearly shot. I think my immune system isn't the best.

Anyway, no flu or colds this year and I told hubby even after covid I am going to wear mask especially in the winter shopping.

Ka-Dinh Oy

(11,686 posts)
22. When I sneeze outside of my apartment I stuff my face into my shirt over my nose and turn away
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:25 PM
Mar 2021

Sneezing in my arm just does not seem sanitary. Not that doing it in my shirt is any more sanitary but at least it is more contained from others.

Another reason I do that is so I can do a full sneeze. Trying to hold a sneeze back hurts me.

soldierant

(6,811 posts)
43. I started taking D a few years agi, because even before the pandemic I was
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 01:48 AM
Mar 2021

leaving the house so seldom - one day I woke up and realized I couldn't possibly be getting enough of it. D'oh.

BobTheSubgenius

(11,560 posts)
47. That was what I was going to recommend.
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 11:33 AM
Mar 2021

Zinc is also helpful. The reason I'm so big on Vitamin D (should be D3) is a statistic I heard some months ago. Of all the people studied - and I have no idea of the size or scientific rigour of the study - showed that, of all the people hospitalized for COVID, 70% were Vitamin D-deficient, and only 4% had adequate Vitamin D levels.

While not conclusive, it very strongly suggests that a few bucks spent on a bottle of pills isn't the worst money you'll ever spend.

I take 2000mg a day. 1000mg is about the low end of what was recommended, and 4000 is better. The doctor talking about the study takes 5000mg, but that is also partly convenience. There are apparently single pills that contain that amount, although I've not been able to find them.

FoxNewsSucks

(10,427 posts)
5. So true
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:07 PM
Mar 2021

Just another reason to hate having to wear them - it's one more thing to potentially forget. I got all the way to the post office once (15 min drive) none in the car, forgot to grab one, had to wrap my scarf around my face and run in and out quick, it was embarrassing.

CTyankee

(63,894 posts)
9. Can you put one in a pocket (of a jacket, coat)? That way, you are wearing it around to put on
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:11 PM
Mar 2021

when you are in a store.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
7. :) I carry two in my purse, so -- so far -- okay when I'm out,
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:10 PM
Mar 2021

but I did have a nice, long conversation with someone who came to my door once. That person wasn't wearing a mask, and I didn't remember Covid, masks, or anything.

Guess that's what being a holocaust denier feels like. Very unfortunately.

womanofthehills

(8,668 posts)
40. I usually have 3 pretty ones in my purse - and some disposable ones in my glove compartment
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:30 PM
Mar 2021

after forgetting one time - putting my shirt up over my nose and apologizing to the post mistress.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
42. Lol, "tops" my story. I've lost 2 pretty fabric ones now that I've
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:34 PM
Mar 2021

started routinely double masking. Didn't notice either go.

Ocelot II

(115,629 posts)
8. I've started keeping them in the car and in the pockets of all coats and jackets.
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:10 PM
Mar 2021

I don't want to be caught without one and being thought to be a bad citizen or a Republican (a redundancy).

lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
10. Assuming we manage to end this thing, despite the GQP, I will be touching my face for years,
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:11 PM
Mar 2021

making sure the mask is there. I have touched my pockets for many years, making sure keys and wallet are there before I close the door. Now the mask-touch has become a nervous compulsion too.

nuxvomica

(12,414 posts)
14. I've done this twice
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:19 PM
Mar 2021

Once at the town dump, where they are strict about not opening the service window unless you have a mask, and once I breezed into a Stewart's shop to pay for my gas and was mortified as I was leaving because I had just realized it. Nobody called me on it.

Tree Lady

(11,436 posts)
16. My husband was so excited to get his vaccine
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:51 PM
Mar 2021

He forgot to put on mask entering the office, I had to remind him and by then he was entering room to get shot. I should say he keeps his mask in pocket so at least was with him.

kimbutgar

(21,081 posts)
19. That happened to me recently
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:09 PM
Mar 2021

Was going into a office supply store and this guy gave me a strange look and to my horror I realized I forgot to put my mask on. I literally ran back to my car and put that mask on. I am not a young spring chicken but I surprised myself how fast I ran back to my car!

Ka-Dinh Oy

(11,686 posts)
20. About 2 weeks ago I walked into a gas station without my mask.
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:16 PM
Mar 2021

I did not realize it until I got in my car to leave. Actually I did it twice. First time to pay for my gas and second time to get my change. I felt shitty all day and kept telling myself I am an idiot.

I can understand us forgetting when this first started but it has been more than a bloody year and it should just be natural.

I must admit I still feel like an idiot for that.

beaglelover

(3,461 posts)
21. How about when you go to put your mask on and one of the stings breaks!!
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:20 PM
Mar 2021

Now I've smartened up and carry some extras in the car!

Piasladic

(1,160 posts)
23. or put it on upside down
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:30 PM
Mar 2021

I was wondering why it kept wanting to pop off, and the cashier asked if I had it under control....so embarrassed.

KS Toronado

(17,161 posts)
25. Couple weeks ago at the grocery store
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:14 PM
Mar 2021

Where the check out lanes are marked with 6 foot intervals and signs suggesting 6 foot distances, a maskless idiot
got within a foot of myself, so I turned around and started coughing through my mask. It was funny watching how
fast he ran to another checkout lane, one lady even gave me a thumbs up for my performance which made my day.

IronLionZion

(45,382 posts)
26. For us urban high rise dwellers, it's a way of life now
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:24 PM
Mar 2021

you never know who you'll run into in the hallways or elevator or stairwells so I wear a mask even to take out garbage/recycling. If sharing items with neighbors, we leave it outside their door and then text them to minimize contact. Same with deliveries.

deurbano

(2,894 posts)
27. I haven't left the house/yard except to get vaccinated since Nov, and I have masks by the door,
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:25 PM
Mar 2021

but I forgot to bring one (and didn't bring my purse or coat... which both have masks in them), since I was planning to stay in the car while my son picked up takeout... and then I decided to come with him (the customer stays outside and they push the food out through a drawer), and suddenly, after I left the car, I realized I was walking on the street with no mask, and it was so disorienting. We had backups in the car (so I went back to get one), and it was night, and the street in front of the restaurant was deserted... but it was like dreaming that I forgot to wear clothes!

WA-03 Democrat

(3,038 posts)
30. Was dropping off a packages at UPS
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:48 PM
Mar 2021

And my arms are full. Open the door was nearly a ballet move. Everyone is standing on there big blue dot 6ft apart in line. I then notice that I forgot the mask and ran back to the car to grab it. I have not forgotten it since.

Maeve

(42,273 posts)
31. Made it to the door of Kroger and realized I hadn't put one on
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:51 PM
Mar 2021

But it was in my pocket, so...

I'm at home so much, I forget more often than I'd like to admit (so I try to make sure there is one in my jacket pocket!)

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,329 posts)
33. The Kroger near me usually has a security person near the entry door.
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:27 PM
Mar 2021

The one time I forgot my mask in the car, he was pleasant about handing me a paper mask from a box he kept handy.

Sucha NastyWoman

(2,741 posts)
37. I walked into the post office and mailed a letter.
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:09 PM
Mar 2021

Didn’t even think about a mask until my husband asked why I did that

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
38. It happened to me also. I apologized and quickly went back for the mask.
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:17 PM
Mar 2021

I went into a mask in February. So, not having a mask on when approaching a person makes me feel nude most of the time. But the one miss was when I was thinking about several things literally at once.

dflprincess

(28,073 posts)
39. I have gotten almost to the door of the grocery store, realized I forgot the mask
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:23 PM
Mar 2021

and gone back to the car.

And I kept forgeting to put one on as I leave my apartment (they're suppose to be worn in common areas like the hallway). I finally make sure I keep one hanging on the doorknob. (As well as a couple in my purse, coat pocket, and car).

You would think that after a year it would just be second nature.

IzzaNuDay

(362 posts)
44. Nightmares
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 01:59 AM
Mar 2021

I have had two nightmares about being in public without a mask! Hence I keep extra masks in my pockets, and in the car.

Hassin Bin Sober

(26,316 posts)
48. I was in a Home Depot last year in the height of this.
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 12:11 PM
Mar 2021

I was all the way to the back of the store before I realized I had no mask.

I was really embarrassed. Lol. I felt the same way. I was afraid I looked like a Republican maskhole.

No one said anything to me. I self checked out and got out of there.

This Monday I had to ask my dentist office for a mask as my lovely boyfriend decided all my truck masks needed to be washed and forgot to tell me. The dentist charges 10 or 20 bucks for PPE so I didn’t feel bad asking.

 

Pongo

(4,170 posts)
49. Pretty much every grocery store, even the library offers masks when you walk in.
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 12:21 PM
Mar 2021

I've only forgotten once, but they were happy to give me a mask.

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