So, I’ve got a question for you. How far will you take the “I will not comply”? With regard to wearing a mask, will you not wear one under all circumstances? Or will some situations find you complying, for example, if you have a cardiologist appointment because you have some strange heart anomaly going on and if you don’t see a doctor you might croak?
Or if you have to visit family because of a funeral, or someone is in the hospital, and you are required to wear a mask on an airplane or bus or mule train?
Is there any situation where you will buckle up and wear the damn thing, or will you refuse in all situations?
Asking for a friend…
I was in the mode of picking and choosing my masking battles but that changed for me. A few months ago I went to a Toronto hospital for an appointment with my rheumatologist. He was always condescending and clearly ego-driven but he knew how to give shots in my knee and thumbs to relieve pain--without causing pain. He was very proud of his abilities and often had residents with him, guiding them precisely so they learned well. On this particular day I'd refused to wear a mask in the hospital, was hassled by the women at the front desk and then, still maskless, was quickly whisked into an examination room. When the dr arrived he was fully masked, looked at me with disdain and proceeded to inject my thumbs in such a way as to cause such pain that I yelled--something I've never experienced before. Then he wrote a phone number on a piece of paper, threw it at me and said to call there, his office, for my next appointment. As he was exiting and I was repeating his instructions about calling his office he looked back over his shoulder and said "for people like you." Of course I'll never see him again and if anything, he's galvanized me--never comply with masking.
As a health care professional I had to wear one until May? Can’t remember now. If they bring them back I will not comply. Period. Fini. Done. Fuck you Kieran Moore. How’s that Pfizer grant working out for you? Fuck you Eileen d’vila. How much has Pfizer paid your husband this year?
At a store that had masknaz at door, I pulled it (not regulation mask but a tiedyed bandana) up over my mouth, not my nose, and kept walking. Put it back around neck as I went down the aisle. When another worker ask me abt mask, I said, "I'm almost done here and kept moving." I think I was asked 2 more times and did said same. My shopping trip was cut short becuz by then I knew I was on the edge of confrontation. Before I left the house I had prep, ie looked at my list for the must get now items.
Avoiding mask wearing clinic, they stress me out with their bad 'tude even w/o mask BS so no love lost there. Yes, I roll the dice.
When attempting to respond to total insanity, one must walk a fine line betw total self-respect and staying out of trouble; there's sort of continuum there w relative mitigating factors. Even if one is very brave, the trouble is an energy to avoid.
I am totally against the concept of wearing masks, both for reasons related to "mechanics" (they do not work, period) and for "ethical-principles" reasons - it has never been the practice in public health to require a behavior from someone unless we are certain that the individual represents a risk to others (we can "force" a psychotic-aggressive person to be hospitalized in a psychiatric facility...).
On the other hand, even with my strong opposition to masking, I must admit that I have not been a "non-complier". There are many absurd rules and regulations with which we comply, in order to not get in unnecessary trouble. In the times of the declared "pandemic", if I was required to wear a mask in a place where I definitely HAD to go, I would wear it to avoid getting into arguments; I am not comfortable claiming a medical exemption that is not true. If I could just not go to a place where masks were required, I would just not go; like I stopped shopping at my local Walgreens, because they required people to wear masks.
Fortunately, for the last year or so, masks are not required anywhere where I live; therefore, I have not worn one in probably a year. With the recent "uptick" of "cases", there have been rumors of reactivation of mask mandates, but they have not happened where I live.
Never did, never will. Went to the doc and got medical exemption then memorized PHAC paragraphs about defending it. Argued a lot, still never put one on.
Some see an exemption as a copout but I figure that if you can’t beat them, outthink them.
Absolutely not. I showed up for a skin cancer removal procedure without one and the girl at the front desk had a conniption but the doctor and nurse treated me without a word. I'm done with the mask bullshit.
I think seeing a Dr would be the only instance I would wear one if they required it, and in fact I saw one this week because I was starting to feel a little rawness in my lungs and they asked me to wear one since it was a possible lung issue. I reluctantly diid it because this week my daughter is getting married and I have to travel and I didn't want to take the chance I could be getting pneumonia and I wanted to get an antibiotic. Any other time I more than likely wouldn't. However what surprised me was that my Dr. wasn't wearing one nor was most of his staff. I remember a couple of years ago he was hospitalized for Covid and when I saw him last week he tokd me had just gotten 3 vaccinations all at once, so he is definitely a vax person. I told him good for you and he didn't say anything more about vaccines or try to push any on me, I think by my history, he knows where I stand on vaccines. I think the last jab I had was for tetnus and that's probably been 10 years or more, To go to the store, a restaurant, or any where else I wouldn't comply. Linking your article today @https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/
I will not wear a mask. I also had a faux exemption lanyard. When I went to my local bank to do business a teller would come outside the building (masked) and see to my request while I waited. Granted, it's a small village. No one asked to examine the lanyard card or question the source. But I had my reply ready in case they did: "Unless you are my physician you are not legally privy to my health concerns."
I never wore one.
I had a lanyard with 'I am exempt from wearing a mask' that I wore when i had to take my kid to a hospital appointment.
It was not an official lanyard. I was declaring myself exempt.
No one questioned it.
I almost did at a place that does X-rays, etc Friday because I was coughing a lot...but I didn’t.
I live with a fully vaxxed wife so I can't defiantly say I will not wear that! So I find ways around it. Early on, when baseball games started back up, I noticed many players with these gaiters around their necks that they would pull up when around other players. So I ordered that and told my wife I wouldn't wear the mask she had carefully picked out for me (yeah she wasn't happy). So I just walked around with this gaiter on my neck and if confronted, I pulled it up to my nose until I could let it drop.
I guess it's people like me that caused them to clarify the mask mandate to be "medical looking mask" which is just hilarious. They pretty much gave the game away there. You just need to appear to be protecting yourself.
Anyway, I liken it to restaurants where they insist you have a dinner jacket or tie. You do what you have to get by. Being a rebel and defiant just leads to a bunch of hassle with riled up sheep and I don't usually want to talk to them at the best of times.
how can you avoid it? if the butcher shop won't serve you without one? do you lurk around the corner outside, asking strangers to get your lamb chops like an 18 year old at the beer store? the majority of your friends, family, and society are fucked up for life. they'll never shake the weaponized fear that's been inflicted on them. i'll wear a mask, under my nose, if forced to. my line in the sand is the jab.
I went to a pinto bean dinner followed by a dance party and discovered masks don't work very well.
Never EVER, in any circumstances. Never complied before, won't now. If my life depended upon it, I'm not sure, but knowing that a mask is a Death Mask - the death of logic, science, rationality, liberty, in fact all that we in liberal Western democracies once held dear - it would be a hard choice. Giving up my right to breathe fresh air and becoming a slave to Medieval-like superstition and totalitarian control freakery is NEVER a choice I would make willingly under any circumstances. I could never respect myself afterwards if I did.
I dislike wearing a mask as it feels like it's uncomfortable breathing in my exhaust.
However, I would follow what I followed during the past.
In places where it's required, wear it halfway down with my nose exposed to breathe.
If confronted, oops, fix it and then let it drop again, 😂.
That's how I handled it when my job was big on masking.
Protesting it is a choice. When I went into a city on the train, I would leave it on my chin and rarely if ever anyone said a thing. When they did, I said oops and put it on to let the nose uncover after a minute.
Perhaps some call this cowardice because they dislike masks as much as I do, yet I'm playing along.
I don't think so. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. This doesn't mean believing what they believe, but to try and meet the citizens half way. Even though the masks are ridiculous, showing a little oops here and there gives them the idea that I want to comply, but I'm not fully invested in it and will make mistakes. The mistakes show them that I'm not worried and perhaps it rubs off?
Given we know now unequivocally that masks are the major part of the Pysops , then we should not comply 100%. That is coupled with the facts that 1). There is no proof of contagion and 2). That there is very little proof that viruses are pathogenic and exist .
Besides all that , I have not worn a mask from day 1 ( in everything from a hospital setting to an airplane ) by simply being very courteous. I just politely state that I have a medical exemption (which I did get very early on ) and I had offer to display it if necessary, but 95% of the time I don’t .
I avoid wearing putting myself in a situation that requires a mask as much as possible. I do wear one when grinding fiberglass or driving cattle in a duststorm.
Since my horse can't catch a greyhound bus I quit robbing coaches.
This is very difficult. I have 5 doctors that I must see for all the issues I have. Two of them don't wear masks so that's easy. But instead of just feeling hostile, I ask them if they truly believe that the masks work for teeny viruses - one got defensive, the other 2 said they didn't believe it but would lose their jobs. I have respect for those people I know who have anxiety issues and are truly terrified of getting sick and for people with autoimmune issues. I'm not going to threaten them. But in general, I refuse and I am very vocal about questioning anyone who questions me to get them to THINK. I am an old lady so they never gave me too much trouble. Good grief. Hey, Dr. Todd, I want to know what you think of the Republicans Project 2025!
Will never wear one again for reasons of succumbing to social pressure or in order to people please ( anyone ) . If an issue of life or death for a loved one …..likely yea would not die on that mountain.
We are dealing with murdering psychopaths, DO NOT COMPLY! You are free, act like it.
In the doctor’s office or hospital only.
I'll refuse, as I have so far, despite hospital appts (being made to sit outside the clinic like a detention!)
At one clinic, the nurse was abusive to myself and my husband and moved all the rest of the patients to another area. One man spat at me and called us horrific names. Nice... hey ho. I won't do it
Didn't wear one the first time and won't wear one ever. Now, I can't say what I'd do in a medical emergency; my greatest fear living in Canada is needing medical attention. I didn't see my dad in the hospital before he died because I won't wear a mask. I attended two funerals -- outdoors -- and wouldn't wear a mask even though we were told it was mandatory (which it never was, even in Canada). We will get to our house in Mexico by car if masks come back on planes and will get any non-emergency medical care there rather than here.
An oldie but a goodie which sums up my position:
I will not wear it on my face,
I will not wear it anyplace,
I will not wear it on my ear,
I will not wear it out of fear,
I will not wear it to get in,
I will not wear it on my chin,
I will not wear your dangerous mask,
I will not wear, it kiss my ass.
That’s the question. I have a mentally disabled friend, and when I need to take him somewhere I pretend I don’t know I’m supposed to “take precautions” and question why when asked, but if that’s the only way to help him? I don’t know what I will do next round
I swore I would not cooperate with the facial recognition people, but when my sister was in the hospital in 2021 and that was the only way to get in I stood in front of that stupid machine and made a face as it scanned me and I’m in the system
No mask ever under any circumstances. I’m done.