Saturday, December 4, 2021
Dec. 4, 2021

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Letter: Common courtesy is lacking


Early in the pandemic, a local Battle Ground store had a sign requiring masks to enter. But unlike other Battle Ground stores, they refused to check you out without a mask.

Recently, I was in that store and saw several unmasked customers. When I was being checked out, I asked the cashier if they were no longer enforcing the mask mandate. She replied, “In this line of work, it’s more dangerous to ask people to wear masks.” She said she is vaccinated but stays masked and stays behind the plastic barrier to be safe.

Imagine! Too dangerous to ask someone to follow a simple request? Too dangerous to expect someone to show common courtesy? Too dangerous to show concern for community health and safety.

I understand where she’s coming from, as I no longer comment when I see an unmasked or under-the-nose mask person. Delta cases continue to stress our hospitals and spread in our communities but these people continue to pretend it isn’t real. Over 700,000 dead and counting.

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