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byronius

(7,433 posts)
Wed Jan 26, 2022, 10:14 PM Jan 2022

A coworker went to Texas for her husband's job interview -- "No masks anywhere!" she gushed.

Shopping malls open. Restaurants packed. "It's like 2019 there!"

Her husband's been in bed for five full days now, headaches, bodyaches, nausea, fatigue. They can't find a rapid test at the CVS.

He's double-vaxxed, no booster, his company requires it. But she's not. Mentioned Facebook as the reason. No symptoms yet --

But the two little girls, 2 and 4, went right back to their private Christian daycare when they returned.

Flying back to California she felt the heaviness of the oppressive mask mandate return --

They're taking the job. Everything's cheaper in Texas, she says.

Like life, apparently.

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A coworker went to Texas for her husband's job interview -- "No masks anywhere!" she gushed. (Original Post) byronius Jan 2022 OP
Glad she's leaving the state tenderfoot Jan 2022 #1
Depends on where you go qazplm135 Jan 2022 #2
I felt more comfortable visiting California texasfiddler Jan 2022 #3
So glad she's leaving. Don't come back now, ya' hear. LoisB Jan 2022 #4
There's freedom Turbineguy Jan 2022 #5
She'll fit right in The lone Star State Deuxcents Jan 2022 #6
Yes indeed, life is cheap in Texas mountain grammy Jan 2022 #7
a very good friend of mine died last week CatWoman Jan 2022 #8
I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear friend. niyad Jan 2022 #14
In early 2020 we packed up a Silicon Valley tech guy in Palo Alto who is Jewish for a move to kimbutgar Jan 2022 #9
I've had two good friends move there mahina Jan 2022 #17
A lot of us wear masks here. Texaswitchy Jan 2022 #10
Good, byronius. Glad they're moving. You'll be safer that way. calimary Jan 2022 #11
It really depends on where in Texas harumph Jan 2022 #12
'heaviness of the oppressive mask mandate' elleng Jan 2022 #13
Make Texas Blue Again IronLionZion Jan 2022 #15
It's like 2019, but with at least 79,000 less people. tanyev Jan 2022 #16
More move here everyday. Texaswitchy Jan 2022 #20
Covidiots, MAGATS, Insurrectionists, Hater's of all kinds NoMoreRepugs Jan 2022 #18
No you're not welcome here vercetti2021 Jan 2022 #19
Oppressive? NQAS Jan 2022 #21
A few weeks ago I wore masks all day. Texaswitchy Jan 2022 #23
plus , a governor that is a shitferbrain ! monkeyman1 Jan 2022 #22
Last good Governor we really had Anne Richards. Texaswitchy Jan 2022 #24
agreed monkeyman1 Jan 2022 #27
Vaccine mandate krkaufman Jan 2022 #25
Austin is a blue Oasis cadoman Jan 2022 #26
What we are up against: L. Coyote Jan 2022 #28

qazplm135

(7,447 posts)
2. Depends on where you go
Wed Jan 26, 2022, 10:22 PM
Jan 2022

I see plenty of masks in San Antonio although certainly not as many as there should be.

texasfiddler

(2,003 posts)
3. I felt more comfortable visiting California
Wed Jan 26, 2022, 10:52 PM
Jan 2022

I felt the burden of Mask-holes and Covidiots when I returned. On a cool note, we visited the San Diego Zoo and Universal Studios. Plus my family had breakfast with an old friend and his girlfriend Sandra Oh. Coming back to Texas kind of sucked.

Deuxcents

(16,954 posts)
6. She'll fit right in The lone Star State
Wed Jan 26, 2022, 11:02 PM
Jan 2022

Sounds like a selfish wife n mother who loves the mask less n unvaxxed

kimbutgar

(21,563 posts)
9. In early 2020 we packed up a Silicon Valley tech guy in Palo Alto who is Jewish for a move to
Wed Jan 26, 2022, 11:15 PM
Jan 2022

Austin Texas. He’s moving back to Silicon Valley and hired us for the unpack. This is the second family I packed up to move to Texas and who then moved back to the SF Bay Area a year later.

Let her find out the hard way I say. On the surface it looks good but when you experience it full time 24/7 reality sets in.

(I’m a move manager)

mahina

(17,980 posts)
17. I've had two good friends move there
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 12:46 AM
Jan 2022

And only one had the resources to be able to move back. When she was leaving she told me about how great it was to have such a big house for so cheap. She didn’t tell me why she moved back home to Hawaii but she was really happy to be home.

The other one is still stuck there and she is not happy. To understate.

harumph

(1,981 posts)
12. It really depends on where in Texas
Wed Jan 26, 2022, 11:49 PM
Jan 2022

In my area, most people are wearing masks - but I know that's boring for
those that want to bash Texas. Not that Texas doesn't often deserve it.

NoMoreRepugs

(9,691 posts)
18. Covidiots, MAGATS, Insurrectionists, Hater's of all kinds
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 12:56 AM
Jan 2022

are EVERYWHERE - this is America. Tens of millions of guns make them even scarier.

NQAS

(10,749 posts)
21. Oppressive?
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 12:59 AM
Jan 2022

This one is a stumper.

I wear my mask on all stores, gas station convenience store. There’s nothing oppressive about it. Mask on. Twenty minutes later mask off. How is that oppressive? Sounds like death is a possibility for the husband. But, sure, wearing a mask is oppressive. She might become I’ll and her kids will suffer. But, sure, you owned the line. I’m sure the little ones will understand your martyrdom when they’re older. If they live that long.

Texaswitchy

(2,962 posts)
23. A few weeks ago I wore masks all day.
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:05 AM
Jan 2022

No big deal.

If Trump had told them to wear a mask they would have.

He could have sold a lot of them with his name on them.

cadoman

(792 posts)
26. Austin is a blue Oasis
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:21 AM
Jan 2022

Parts of San Antonio and Houston too. Masking is taken very seriously in many businesses and at least strongly encouraged, if not physically enforced.

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