The Monday Peeve 54 — WEAR A MASK!

 

 

My peeve is about the hot topic of masks and social distancing. At the cat shelter where I volunteer with my son and DIL everyone on our shift wears masks — except one. She is a key person in the org as the “cat care manager” that coordinates all medical maintenance (pills, ointments, etc) after the vet stabilizes them and so she knows she isn’t easily replaceable. The shelter manager says that the law doesn’t require mandated masks for “non-governmental” agencies. It isn’t about the law, it’s about this person recognizing that she needs to put a f***ing mask on. Not only that, a couple of weeks ago I was sitting down chatting with some others in one of the cat rooms and she came over and sat right next to me. I should have called her out! Instead I got up and moved away.

Ironically, they have scheduled visits for potential adopters and post the rules on their facebook page with the notice for the visitors.  Part of the rules requires the visitors wear masks.  Wouldn’t that suggest that the dozens of volunteers that work 3 shifts a day would also be required to wear them?  Are volunteers’ lives less important than the lives of the people coming in to adopt cats?

Paula Light is the host of The Monday Peeve.

26 Comments Add yours

  1. hanspostcard says:

    I agree with you!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Hans.

      Like

  2. Sadje says:

    You’re absolutely right Li. Everyone should be masked.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  3. Lucy says:

    So sorry you have to go through that, Lisa. There’s something deeply wrong with people that don’t wear masks when they should. I often wonder what goes through their heads. Do they think they won’t get sick? Do they think they are invincible?

    For Christ’s sake, it isn’t even hard to wear a mask for the most part.

    As you can see, this is one of my peeves too. Hahaha.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I wonder that same thing….

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  4. Paula Light says:

    Ridiculous how self-centered people are. This situation has brought out the worst in humanity 😢

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, and when they bring it back to the people they love most and it kills them, do you think they will take any responsibility? You’re right the worst in humanity is flying loud and proud these days.

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  5. Did you say volunteer?????? I know where I’d be volunteering! Make it known that you won’t volunteer again until the pandemic is over, make sure they know why.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I am getting to that place quickly. It’s weighing on me.

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      1. I mean, there might be a good reason for her not wearing one, but if she is merely exercising her civil liberty, then I would be eercising mine…

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        1. msjadeli says:

          If she didn’t wear a mask and stayed in her meds room it would also be ok. But she doesn’t. Her coming to sit next to me was more than I could stand. You are right. I will be emailing the shelter manager today and letting them know my thoughts.

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  6. rivrvlogr says:

    Agreed. And I don’t understand the reasoning. If visitors can be required to wear masks, nothing should stand in the way of requiring volunteers.
    “she knows she isn’t easily replaceable” – If the manager also makes this assumption, it’s likely to be the one reason masks aren’t mandated.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Exactly, Ken 😦

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  7. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I just don’t get why people don’t wear a mask. It’s not a big deal…if someone has breathing problems…I get it but not that many people do. I have to restrain myself when I go to a store.
    In Nashville they are mandated in every public place.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s not fair to make store clerks be enforcers either. They need to dial the police to handle it. May seem petty, but if they were breaking the law in other ways cops would be called.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        That part is the stumbling block for most smaller counties. They don’t have the police force to handle it. You are right though a clerk should not be in the policing business.

        People should know better…it’s the decent thing to do. If someone thinks its BS…that is fine…they should think of everyone else.

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  8. Just looking at the annoyed look of that cat in this post I would definitely put my mask on 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 That’s the banner for the prompt but I agree!

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  9. memadtwo says:

    It’s a mystery to me too. Its like they have the emotional age of a 3 year old–“you can’t make me”. Grow up and act like a responsible adult. A bunch of self -centered and thoughtless crybabies. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      YES you nailed it.

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  10. I agree with you, Li. Everyone should wear masks.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Shweta!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. pvcann says:

    I always amazed that some people think it is their legal right to risk my life. But I’m absolutely certain that if you banned masks the fools would defend the right to wear them.

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