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This evening, I discovered that I was out of yogurt, which is my favorite “soft food” for when I am recovering from a dental implant procedure (had it yesterday). So I got into my (fully paid-for) little SUV and drove down to my favorite grocery store to get some. I had just been reading @ryanm‘s post on “conservative friends”, and I decided that it was time to put my behavior where my sympathies lie. Our state has a universal “mask mandate” which requires all persons inside any business to wear a “face-covering” at all times. I just kept in mind that he and I live in the same state, and are subject to the same illegal and unconstitutional restrictions. He has been outspoken about his refusal to wear a mask anywhere. This time, I did not put on the mask that lives in my purse at all times. I walked into the store, got a basket, and bought the items that I was looking for. When I was done, I got into a checkout line. The cashier rang up my purchases, scanned my loyalty card, put my stuff in a bag, and I left. Not once during that entire time was I asked to put on my mask, not by a store employee or another customer (unusual, since our state has a lot of Karens). Boy, did that feel good! And every single other person in that store was masked. Every single one. I hope I can keep doing this, and maybe inspire others.Published in