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February 6, 2023

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How funny you think this way! I just mentioned to close friends that I had felt condescending vibes towards my mask wearing self from those not donning the mask!

We don’t necessarily believe we are reducing transmission, and you are right in saying that masks are not proven to do so.

But call us sheep? We just prefer to do our bit and maybe comfort those people with compromised immune systems and the elderly population who feel vulnerable.

I was just in a conversation with the lovely girl at the checkout at Woolies, who I made an effort to chat with, and asked her how she feels when serving those ‘non mask wearers’.

She said she felt vulnerable and just wished people could respect the rules. The police had just been in there issuing fines.

Oh, and as for Mandy Nolan moving on, well as I’m sure you know she’s a long-term local who would be missed dearly if she moved on. Maybe you should think about it yourself?

I hope we have a statue of Mandy one day in Mullumbimby She deserves it! Maybe it will include a mask.

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  1. when i was a small child i used to think everyone i made eye contact with was watching and thinking about me, then i grew up, just wear your mask and don’t worry about the imagined vibes you feels from someone you don’t even know in the supermarket its not up to you to police the unmasked.


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