Wear. A. Fucking. Mask.

I’m sorry, I have a great need to get a little ranty, and yes, it is directed at specific people. If you feel your dander getting up as you read these words, then guess what? It’s directed at you.

Covid-19 cases are on the rise in BC and we’re facing more and more restrictions if this doesn’t get under control. This spiel is directed at those that are refusing to wear a mask because of “muh freedums.”

What the fuck is wrong with you?

Do you not understand that we are in the second wave of a GLOBAL FUCKING PANDEMIC?! Do you not understand that this is bigger than your own personal comforts? Do you not understand that people could DIE because you don’t want to have a piece of material over your face?!

Are you that fucking selfish that you can’t put aside your own discomfort to keep other people healthy? Did you sneeze in people’s faces before the pandemic? Did you spit on them? So why the fuck do you want to go out of your way to possibly make people sick? Or get sick yourself?

I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if someone got covid and died because I didn’t want to wear a mask. Maybe it’s because I have compassion for other humans? I don’t know how the rest of you were raised, but clearly someone fucked up somewhere.

And oh my god, so many of you clearly missed the House Hippo ad from back in the 90s. Here’s a quick summary: don’t take everything in front of you at face value. If some rando on FB starts in on some conspiracy theory about how Justin Trudeau is head of some cabal that’s going to bring the military in to keep people at home, or that there’s going to be “covid internment camps” set up for those that catch it, I want you to sit back and think for a few minutes. Is the person posting this a reputable source? Where are they getting their info from? Second hand hearsay is not reliable information. Are they a brand new account that’s only posted the last month or so? Do a reverse image search of their profile picture, is it a stock photo?

Chances are, it’s some fucking troll or bot trying to get the gullible all riled up for the lulz. Don’t let yourself be taken in by it.

Anyone that claims they feel sick or lightheaded from wearing a mask is full of shit. You are having a psychosomatic response, you are not dying, you are not getting sick from it. You’re likely having suffering from anxiety. Welcome to my world on a daily basis, even outside the pandemic. Doctors and surgeons wear masks for hours upon hours at a time, and none of them have gotten sick from it. Are you saying you’re special in this regard? Get the fuck over yourself.

And it’s carbon DIOXIDE you exhale, not carbon MONOXIDE, you fucking idiot. The only way your mask is giving you carbon monoxide poisoning is if you’re wearing it while sucking on the tailpipe of your vehicle. Jesus fucking Christ.

Don’t wanna wear a mask? Fine. Then STAY THE FUCK HOME! You don’t NEED to go to Walmart, you don’t NEED your hair cut, you don’t NEED to go to a restaurant. Everyone else is in the same goddamn boat, so quit fucking rocking it so we don’t tip over.

Look, I know this year has sucked. Everything about this has sucked. You what’s sucks even more? Not being able to say goodbye to a parent in the hospital as they lay dying. Weddings, vacations, and other events can be postponed.

You actually don’t need to go to church to win Jesus points or whatever your reason for needing to go is. God isn’t going to damn you to hell for missing service for a few months. If Jesus really does love you, I would think he’d want you to not potentially infect your community.

We’re very likely going to be in this for most of 2021 as well, until a vaccine can actually be rolled out across the country, so you might as well settle in for the long haul.

Yes, Christmas is gonna be trash this year. I’m going to be on my own, and I’m already preparing. But I don’t want to risk picking this up on a trip to my parents to infect them or my grandparents. I also don’t want to risk catching it from someone else. I have asthma, I know what it feels like not to be able to get my breath. It’s scary as fuck. Clearly you anti-maskers have never experienced this, otherwise you wouldn’t act this way.

None of us want to live like this. But we’re going to have to for a while yet. So don’t be an asshole to the retail workers enforcing the mask rule…I’m looking at you, Dawson Creek…just get your essentials and go the fuck home. Don’t make a scene, don’t get all uppity. You’re not the only person dealing with shit right now.

Just…. wear a fucking mask. Please.


PS: Comments are off on this post because I am not arguing with people over this.