My First Experience Out In Sedalia In A Protective Mask
I don't go to the store very often, because I want to keep things kosher, you know. But I did carry some hand sanitizer with me, that kind of stuff. But I feel like that's not quite enough, and I'd always rather err or on the side of caution. I heard that wearing a mask is a good idea (I've seen a lot of it on TV, I'm sure you have, too). Some people wear gloves, I've seen that in town, too.
So I thought, well, better get one. But I couldn't find any for ages. Yeah, you could probably get one from someone on Facebook but... I don't know about that. That'd make me have to go to the ATM and it's just a whole 'nother thing. I ordered one online, but they're massively backed up so it'll be a while before it comes. I tried to find some in the pharmacy store places, but all I found were bandannas. I do not trust my knot/tying skills with a bandanna. I just don't. I'll probably get my hair tangled up in that mess and that's the last thing I need.
Eventually, I found a couple at Kay's Bridal. They're the kind that go around your head as opposed to behind your ears. I'm not giving an endorsement or anything so don't get me wrong. I paid for these two fair and square.
Now, the unavoidable. I had managed to avoid it, but now the shopping needs to be done. Nothing crazy, but if I don't get cat litter sometime soon I am fairly sure Husbando will be quietly plotting my murder. To the store we go.
At first, I wasn't sure I was wearing it right. I had the top part on my head and the bottom part was a little loose. So I had to readjust, and it was a little snug (I have a lot of hair, know this). Then as it went into place, it seemed okay. I went and did my shopping - trying to avoid people, you know. Clean hands, clean cart, two arms length.
I was amazed to find pretty much everything I needed, but then it's a smaller store so maybe everyone is just convening on the big store? I don't know. As I was getting my cheese, I started to notice I was feeling a little out of breath. I found I had to take deliberate, deep breaths. Do I have it on too tight? Maybe. There was a small struggle of occasional fogs when it came to my glasses, but it was manageable.
Overall, it was okay. Not great, but at least I felt a little better, if not a little.... what's the word? Not winded or completely out of breath, but something close to that. I was happy to take it off, definitely. But the good thing was, Husbando was doing laundry when I got home, so right in the basket it went.
Have you been wearing a mask or gloves out in public? Do you use the re-useable ones or the disposable ones?