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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 12:59 PM

Forgetting A Mask For ...

This actually happened to me, I kept apologizing over and over to the employees.


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Reply Forgetting A Mask For ... (Original post)
ItsjustMe Mar 2021 OP
Biophilic Mar 2021 #1
Laelth Mar 2021 #2
movingviolation Mar 2021 #24
Laelth Mar 2021 #29
Marcuse Mar 2021 #35
brush Mar 2021 #3
CTyankee Mar 2021 #6
brush Mar 2021 #12
CTyankee Mar 2021 #13
Maraya1969 Mar 2021 #4
Tree Lady Mar 2021 #18
Ka-Dinh Oy Mar 2021 #22
Maraya1969 Mar 2021 #32
Tree Lady Mar 2021 #34
soldierant Mar 2021 #43
BobTheSubgenius Mar 2021 #47
FoxNewsSucks Mar 2021 #5
CTyankee Mar 2021 #9
Hortensis Mar 2021 #7
womanofthehills Mar 2021 #40
Hortensis Mar 2021 #42
Ocelot II Mar 2021 #8
CTyankee Mar 2021 #11
Mickju Mar 2021 #28
lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #10
nuxvomica Mar 2021 #14
world wide wally Mar 2021 #15
Tree Lady Mar 2021 #16
Dale Neiburg Mar 2021 #17
kimbutgar Mar 2021 #19
Ka-Dinh Oy Mar 2021 #20
beaglelover Mar 2021 #21
Piasladic Mar 2021 #23
KS Toronado Mar 2021 #25
IronLionZion Mar 2021 #26
deurbano Mar 2021 #27
WA-03 Democrat Mar 2021 #30
Maeve Mar 2021 #31
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2021 #33
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2021 #36
Sucha NastyWoman Mar 2021 #37
Blue_true Mar 2021 #38
dflprincess Mar 2021 #39
ecstatic Mar 2021 #41
IzzaNuDay Mar 2021 #44
bucolic_frolic Mar 2021 #45
Dukkha Mar 2021 #46
Hassin Bin Sober Mar 2021 #48
Pongo Mar 2021 #49

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:02 PM

1. Same thing happened to me in the hospital. I really was embarrassed. nt

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:03 PM

2. Happened to me a couple of days ago.

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 donít want to endanger the health of others. Who would want to do that? I simply donít understand the anti-maskers. Itís as if we come from different planets.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:10 PM

24. You ever see the movie "They Live"?

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"..

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Response to movingviolation (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:36 PM

29. Great movie. Cult classic.

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 ďThey Live.Ē



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #29)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 08:49 PM

35. Fortunately masks obviate the need for the visor.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:04 PM

3. It happens. I've had to walk back to my car a couple of times upon getting to the door...

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.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:09 PM

6. me, too. What I also do is keep a mask in my handbag, since I never leave it in the car while

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.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:15 PM

12. I see you've got all bases covered. I'll start carrying one in my coat pocket too.

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Response to brush (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:16 PM

13. I was tired of having to run back to the car for the mask. And embarrassed. You get used to

always having one on your person.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:06 PM

4. I did it running into a convenience store and didn't realize until I was standing in line to pay

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.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:00 PM

18. Couple of winters ago I was shopping in Target

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.

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:25 PM

22. When I sneeze outside of my apartment I stuff my face into my shirt over my nose and turn away

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.

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:24 PM

32. Are you taking vitamin D and C? Faucci even said to take D. eom

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #32)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 08:09 PM

34. I take D and have fruit for C. Nt

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 01:48 AM

43. I started taking D a few years agi, because even before the pandemic I was

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

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 11:33 AM

47. That was what I was going to recommend.

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.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:07 PM

5. So true

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.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:11 PM

9. Can you put one in a pocket (of a jacket, coat)? That way, you are wearing it around to put on

when you are in a store.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:10 PM

7. :) I carry two in my purse, so -- so far -- okay when I'm out,

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.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:30 PM

40. I usually have 3 pretty ones in my purse - and some disposable ones in my glove compartment

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

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #40)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:34 PM

42. Lol, "tops" my story. I've lost 2 pretty fabric ones now that I've

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

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:10 PM

8. I've started keeping them in the car and in the pockets of all coats and jackets.

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

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:12 PM

11. So do I. I know I have memory issues so I have tried to think creatively.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:27 PM

28. I keep a couple in a plastic bag in the glove compartment.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:11 PM

10. Assuming we manage to end this thing, despite the GQP, I will be touching my face for years,

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.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:19 PM

14. I've done this twice

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.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:38 PM

15. I think we've all been there.... More then once

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:51 PM

16. My husband was so excited to get his vaccine

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.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:58 PM

17. I've done the same thing...

and had the same fear!

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:09 PM

19. That happened to me recently

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!

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:16 PM

20. About 2 weeks ago I walked into a gas station without my mask.

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.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:20 PM

21. How about when you go to put your mask on and one of the stings breaks!!

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

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:30 PM

23. or put it on upside down

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

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:14 PM

25. Couple weeks ago at the grocery store

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.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:24 PM

26. For us urban high rise dwellers, it's a way of life now

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.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:25 PM

27. I haven't left the house/yard except to get vaccinated since Nov, and I have masks by the door,

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!

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:48 PM

30. Was dropping off a packages at UPS

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.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:51 PM

31. Made it to the door of Kroger and realized I hadn't put one on

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!)

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Response to Maeve (Reply #31)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:27 PM

33. The Kroger near me usually has a security person near the entry door.

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.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:01 PM

36. K and R

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:09 PM

37. I walked into the post office and mailed a letter.

Didnít even think about a mask until my husband asked why I did that

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:17 PM

38. It happened to me also. I apologized and quickly went back for the mask.

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.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:23 PM

39. I have gotten almost to the door of the grocery store, realized I forgot the mask

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.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:34 PM

41. Happened to me a couple times. Reached the inside of walmart one time.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 01:59 AM

44. Nightmares

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

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 10:30 AM

45. Same here

Was in a store and all of a sudden said "Ooooops!" and ran out.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 10:45 AM

46. Totally!

I profusely apologize when I do forget.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 12:11 PM

48. I was in a Home Depot last year in the height of this.

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 didnít feel bad asking.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 12:21 PM

49. Pretty much every grocery store, even the library offers masks when you walk in.

 

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

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