I hope that you and your family are safe and well during these trying times. It seems that people are running out of patience these days and sooner or later I would eventually have an argument with someone.

Well, it finally happened yesterday. I knew it would eventually, so I was ready. I came out of Albertsons with my mask on and keeping six feet away from everyone, I pushed my cart to my car, all the while wearing my face mask.

A woman was getting out of her car next to me with no mask. As I’m putting groceries into my car she says, “Let me guess – you’re a liberal – ‘cause that mask ain’t gonna do anything for you except make you look stupid.”

In anticipation of this happening, I was ready with my response. I said, “Look, I woke up this morning with a temperature of 102 (I didn’t), plus I work around hundreds of people in close quarters (I don’t),so this mask is for your protection, not mine. How about I take it off and we hug like old friends?”

I stepped toward her and acted as if I was taking off my mask. She stepped back away from me and went across to the next row of cars. I followed her, she kept walking away, I chased her, she ran… She fell down. I grabbed her foot. I pulled on her leg, just like I’m pulling yours. I’ve copied/stolen this from a friend on Facebook.

I sincerely hope that you don’t get offended by this joke. My only intention is to provide you with a Friday laugh. I am not here to discuss masks.

However, if you are looking for a discussion on window shades, I am your guy!

In case you need to convert the kitchen or the garage into a second home office, so your spouse can run Zoom meetings without interruptions, I will be happy to provide blackout shades to solve the glare issues on the monitor or privacy issues from your neighbor.

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In the meantime, keep washing your hands and wearing your mask (or not).Stay in touch (less).