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Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:02 PM

Just got back from my local Safeway...

As I'm heading to the checkout, two pairs of "mask combos" (one masked, one not) are meandering around in front of the registers, clinging to each other suspiciously strongly for, you know, grocery shopping. Very nice lady at the register asks her next customer to wait a moment, then goes out and confronts them together. "I'm sorry, you cannot be in this store without a mask."

The excuses don't work. She offers them free masks, then when they try to brush her off she offers a free escort off the premises with the security guard if they don't leave immediately. I almost bit my own tongue clean off stifling some bellowing laughter.

Safeway's done some things over the years that have pissed me off, but this ain't one of 'em. You go, lady!

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Reply Just got back from my local Safeway... (Original post)
Grokenstein Aug 2021 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2021 #1
relayerbob Aug 2021 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2021 #5
Deuxcents Aug 2021 #2
Grokenstein Aug 2021 #10
niyad Aug 2021 #12
NJCher Aug 2021 #19
niyad Aug 2021 #21
wnylib Aug 2021 #35
elleng Aug 2021 #4
cilla4progress Aug 2021 #6
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #8
orleans Aug 2021 #16
Mme. Defarge Aug 2021 #7
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #9
madaboutharry Aug 2021 #11
Nay Aug 2021 #23
lagomorph777 Aug 2021 #30
AverageOldGuy Aug 2021 #13
Name removed Aug 2021 #14
Grokenstein Aug 2021 #18
ms liberty Aug 2021 #20
totodeinhere Aug 2021 #15
The_REAL_Ecumenist Aug 2021 #17
totodeinhere Aug 2021 #26
The_REAL_Ecumenist Aug 2021 #27
totodeinhere Aug 2021 #37
The_REAL_Ecumenist Sep 2021 #38
totodeinhere Sep 2021 #39
lagomorph777 Aug 2021 #29
tanyev Aug 2021 #22
pinkstarburst Aug 2021 #25
Grokenstein Aug 2021 #32
sarisataka Aug 2021 #24
Grokenstein Aug 2021 #31
lagomorph777 Aug 2021 #28
Blue Owl Aug 2021 #33
calimary Aug 2021 #34
Cha Aug 2021 #36

Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:06 PM

1. Yay for your Safeway! That is a very good way to handle the situation.

I'm not sure I understand the "mask combos" along with the suspicious clinging for grocery shopping. What were they up to?



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:09 PM

3. "mask combo"

One spouse in a mask, the other not. The clinging together was to fend off anyone who would challenge the non-masked person. They were "up to" trying to shop without masks in a place they know they should be masked. They know they are doing wrong, just don't care.

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Response to relayerbob (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:14 PM

5. Ah, thank you! ♥

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:09 PM

2. We all need to speak up

And support the people that do. I heard an expression over the weekend.. they donít care about us so why should we care about themĒ Iím not advocating problems. Itís just time to speak up.

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:31 PM

10. Quite right.

The covidiots know most people just want to get on with their lives and don't want to get involved in a shouting match with potentially violent morons that gets everyone banned/arrested. They (and rightwankers, and obnoxious trashbags in general) count on that. They rely on civility to coddle and indulge them in a way they would never treat anyone else.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:05 AM

12. Until they run into me. I have very little patience in the best of times, and these

are not it.

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Response to niyad (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 03:36 AM

19. Oh you mean like this?

Walk into library today. Two kids from neighboring high school stroll in, one masked, the other not.

I snapped at the unmasked kid re mask and he responded that he was going to ask at the desk if he needed to wear one.

I said you donít need to ask, the sign on the door tells you that you do. Now put on a mask or get the hell out of here.

The two left.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:20 AM

21. Yes, just like that.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 09:32 PM

35. My library stopped requiring masks when

the CDC said they were no longer necessary. But the last time I was there, 3 weeks ago, I noticed that most employees wore them, although they still did not require visitors to. I got stared at for mine.

In the 3 weeks since then, my community's infection rate has gone up to the CDC's "high" category but I don't know if the library is requiring masks again.

Stores around here require masks again for their employees, but not for customers.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:14 PM

4. Nice!

No such story near me, no Safeway, and haven't seen problem @ my grocery store.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:22 PM

6. I sent an email to one of my formerly favorite

Natural food stores declining future purchases as they don't require their clerks to mask - in spite of statewide mask mandate.

My friend who also shopped there outed them on FB! 😳

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:30 PM

8. Good for you & your friend!

I'm so sick of maskholes!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:28 AM

16. illinois has a statewide mask mandate that went into effect on monday

people have been fairly good about indoor masking this entire summer even tho it's been optional (and lately "highly recommended". i'm curious what it will be like in the grocery store if/when i go inside there next time. i'd say 75% had masks on last week.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:28 PM

7. Living up to its name!

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:30 PM

9. Bazinga!

You win the thread!

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 11:47 PM

11. And just as bad are the nose exposers.

Wearing a mask over their mouth but under their nose. It makes me so mad. They are just as selfish and entitled.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 08:41 AM

23. Passive-aggressive assholes for sure. Some grocery clerks wear masks like this, and

I just want to kick their asses.

Wait, I need to rent Skittles for this ass-kicking.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 02:48 PM

30. Penis-over-the-waistband is what I call it.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:17 AM

13. "Essential Workers"

Early in the pandemic we started to hear the term "essential workers" applied to folks working in grocery stores; truck drivers; rescue squad medics; Postal Service folks; police; and the like.

I noted the term "essential workers" DID NOT APPLY to lawyers; stock brokers; hedge fund managers; political office holders; trust fund kids . . . . . .

Just saying . . . .

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Response to Name removed (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:49 AM

18. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, Phyllis, but...

...be aware that alternating between excessive personal bona-fides and throwing "your hate list," "mindless mob rage," etc at us is the sort of thing we've come to expect from rightwanker trolls shamming as legit liberals. I don't think there are that many "Biden/Harris masks" out there, let alone "mindless mobs" wearing them, but if anyone's being rude or passive-aggressive it's because we're so very tired of both antimaskers and rightwankers trying to play us.

If you're wearing a face shield, I have no problem with that. You're making an effort. A few of my coworkers wear both masks and face shields; other coworkers, however, drop their masks whenever they're out of the sight of supervisors, or know the current supervisor won't enforce the mandate. They're the ones I'm rude towards. And the completely unmasked clowns at the store tonight were wearing the same "who's gonna stop me" smirk that those coworkers wear, right up to the moment they were confronted. Pretty safe to say they didn't have any disorder beyond a sense of entitlement.

It's very cool if you want to promote understanding, but we're not the ones setting out to provoke a fight on this matter.

EDIT: Well, shit. The message got removed while I was picking my way through the minefield.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 05:44 AM

20. Lol - troll cleansing is just too efficient around here sometimes!

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:11 AM

15. Funny. I recently went in a Safeway in Sacramento, California and I would say at least half of the

customers were without a mask and nobody said anything to them.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:48 AM

17. Which Safeway? Was it in midtown, Natomas, Where? I want to know so I don't

step one foot into that store. I have a fairly rare autoimmune disease & I have enough to deal with without that nonsense. Inquiring minds want to know.

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Response to The_REAL_Ecumenist (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:40 AM

26. The one on Alhambra Blvd. n/t

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 02:43 PM

27. I knew it! Midtown. I hate to say it because my mom raised me to be a lady...

but with that said, I'd slap the living crap out of people who would endanger my life to prove suicidal and stupid point. I would happily go to the BIG HOUSE with a cheesy grin on my face, trust me.

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Response to The_REAL_Ecumenist (Reply #27)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:12 PM

37. I sympathize but I am too chicken to confront some dumb Trumtard

that might pull a gun or knife on me.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #37)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:10 AM

38. Guess what? If they were to pull a knife or gun, I guarantee the both of us would end up on the

flo', as a hilarious friend says. I have an autoimmune disorder that would mean that even if I didn't die, should I be infected with Delta, I would be one of those unlucky schmucks that would end up with organ damage, if not permanent issues due to a cytokine storm followed by a spectacular spread of granulomas, which are already in my Brain, skin, lungs & heart. So, a gun & or knife wouldn't mean much to me. At least it would be fast.

I'm vaxxed but I'm on immunosuppressants to prevent my systemic Sarcoidosis from stopping my heart. So...

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Response to The_REAL_Ecumenist (Reply #38)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:18 PM

39. I wish you well with your health.

I'm sorry to know that you are having those health issues. Good luck to you.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:26 AM

22. Long, long ago when Texas still required masks in public, a popular ruse was the eternal coffee.

My Kroger has a little Starbucks kiosk in it and I often saw a mask dangling off one ear while that person managed to nurse a coffee through their entire shop. "Of course I wore a mask when I came in the store, but I have to take it down to drink my coffee, right?"

They could, of course, get the coffee as they left the store and then remove their mask outside or in their vehicle.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #22)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:11 AM

25. There was a news article

a few weeks back where a mom flying from Denver to Austin was whining about how she got kicked off the plane because she was trying this same nonsense with feeding her kid a constant supply of candy rather than making him wear a mask. The flight attendant said, nope, the remove mask to eat/drink is meant to be so you can consume something QUICKLY, not have an excuse to keep your mask off for an extended period and kicked them off the flight.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #22)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 03:47 PM

32. Oh, yeah! Briefly had a coworker with an eternal pretzel bag!

As if the pretzel bits flying out of his mouth formed some sort of protective, absorbent shield!

Comes sauntering over to "chat" with me; naturally, gets defensive ("But I'm eating?" ) then pissy when told to stay back until his mask was back up. (Another thing these Mommy's Li'l Rebels can't cope with is social distancing. "Why would these foolish mortals resist basking in my presence? Mother says I am a special case!" )

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 08:52 AM

24. What is

clinging to each other suspiciously strongly for, you know,†grocery shopping


How do you cling together suspiciously? And if they weren't grocery shopping what were they doing, having a two (four?) person parade?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #24)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 03:31 PM

31. Imagine

a couple, very very VERY attracted to each other, one arm tight around the partner's waist, just enough room to walk without tripping each other up, heads mashed together.

Perfectly normal for, say, coming out of a bar. For picking up some frozen veggies and Hšagen-Dazs? Not so much. If it weren't for the one-masked, one-not combos I would've suspected they were just bad at shoplifting.

Now imagine two pairs like that, walking back and forth in front of the checkout. So, yeah, kind of having a parade.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 02:45 PM

28. Wonderful! Hoping to see that sort of thing around here.

We have a statewide mask order in place again, thanks to our Democratic Governor.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 05:46 PM

33. K&R

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:48 PM

34. We should always thank some checker or management person when they enforce

their mask rules!

Positive reinforcement is always welcome. Especially considering the abuse some of these folks have to take from selfish assholes who insist on being antisocial, shamefully selfish, and horridly ill-behaved!

Whenever I hear about some SOB pulling this shit, I canít help but wonder ďwho the hell brought you up?Ē

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 09:37 PM

36. I love these anecdotes about

Maskholes getting Pwoned!

TY, G!

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