I missed the first, and the second, but there’s a good reason! Well, kind of anyway… The first is I got my second covid shot (WOOHOO!!!) and then I went to my boyfriends place. Work is going to be crazy the next couple weeks, so I’ve decided to spend a week here at his place! Today though, I wanted to share some, interesting things that have happened to me over the past few weeks. My city has been in and out of mask mandates, and the general public are bizarre on a good day. Before we get into things, let Shadow remind us life doesn’t always suck.
So, the Gym
For awhile masks were optional, but I still wore mine everywhere. I mean I still wear mine even with both my shots, since people are gross. But I was at the gym, and I decided I was going to run for like, an hour. Get that heart pumping ya know? It’s been like, thirty minutes and I’m tired, panting, just dying inside, so I step off the treadmill for a moment and this guy walks over to me.
The words, out of this guys mouth – “You know you don’t have to wear those right? You don’t have to feel oppressed anymore.”
I couldn’t help myself. – “You know you don’t have to walk up to women who are alone in the gym right?”
The staff asked me to be nice to other gym goers as I left…
I bought a tea and took my mask off. I’m sitting at a table, by myself and I’ve even got my headphones ’cause I’ve got an awesome YouTube video to watch. I’m about ten minutes into the video and an older lady sits at my table. Baffled, I take out a headphone and she just, no word of a lie, “you shouldn’t wear a mask, the government is going to control people like you.”
Lady, leave me alone please. I dead panned and just “can you just leave me alone please?”
AND SHE COMES BACK WITH “don’t let them control you!”
I was trying so hard to be civil, but this lady just would not go away. So naturally, I decided to be “the wrong person to talk to” that day. I busted out the “ma’am, I asked you as nice as I could to piss off, so I’ma say it much blunter for you now, go away or I’ll call security for the harassment, alright?”
We’re Back at the Gym
It’s the same scenario too, fresh off the treadmill, and this person walks up to me. So I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they are just walking by. “The sign on the front door says you don’t have to wear that you know?” I know, I’m choosing to wear a mask buddy. Please go away. “Besides, covid is just a government scam anyway.”
So, me, being me, “Actually I’m wearing it because you smell like you bathed in Axe BodySpray and I have an allergy. Go away please.” Guess that makes me the bad guy…
“You don’t have to be such a c*** you know,” no, you’re right, I don’t. But people need to mind their own business sometimes. “I’m just trying to save you!”
I wasn’t lying, I have a perfume allergy, the scents make my lungs swell. I was even put on oxygen a few times in school after gym classes. But, he used a very fun word, so I had to be a dick. “I’ll be safer when you walk away. You realize I’m a young woman, by myself at the gym, and you of all people decided to walk up to me? You’re lucky I’m feeling nice or I’d start screaming.”
I was SUPER Hungover
And my amazing boyfriend recommends Five Guy’s Burgers and Fries for lunch. We’re on our way to the dog beach, so Taz is in the car. I’m inside ordering food, and it’s a hot day out. My lovely boys decide they’re going to wait for me at the outside seating available, and this woman decides to walk up to my man and say that it’s probably too hot on the pavement for puppies paws. Alright, I mean, if he wasn’t under the table in shade. But okay. And then proceeds to tell him he should “take off his shoes and feel the pavement himself” I get it, you’re worried about the dog, but there are so many nicer ways of going about that, like come on…
So, I wasn’t actually there, I was inside right, so when I caught up to him and he told me what had happened, I had seen the daughter. Tall, tattoos, stunning really, and I made the joke “you should have told her that her daughter was hotter than the pavement.” We both got a good laugh and then went to the beach.
Although, I Did Make a Friend
There’s an older gentleman that I’ve seen every day for years parked outside the Tim Horton’s I got to before work. When everything is open, he sits inside, but now he sits in his car. I’ve for years wanted to say “Hello” but was just too shy and my dad decided he was going to do it for me. We always theorized what his life was like, and I thought he was Ukrainian by the resting expression he has.
Turns out, his name is Carlo and he’s an old Italian man. Also super friendly and now I make sure to say “hello” every time I see him. He always smiles so much went I waddle on over to his car. I made a friend!
That’s everything fun that’s happened to me lately. Sorry again for being late, but thanks for stopping by anyway! I hope you’re well, and staying safe! We’ll talk soon!