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Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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Lizada: Nowadays

NOWADAYS, when I go out, I wear a double mask. And that is torture for me. I find breathing difficult but there is no choice. Somehow I have gotten used to that but the real challenge for me is after taking the double mask off when I get home.

Too long to explain but let us just say, I need a few hours to get my normal breathing back. And it does not help when my paranoia kicks in but that is another story. Then there is the haircut.

For the past several days I have been wanting to have my hair done but with delta around, I am scared. Truth be told, even before delta I was already anxious. Now this. It also does not help that my hair grows fast. And then there is the marinated pork chops and pasta.

For the past several days I have been craving those from one of my favorite Italian restaurants. Plus the bread and the olive oil and the freshly made juice... And then there are the idiots.

Whenever I go out, I end up mad because of what I see. My wife has repeatedly told me, warned me not to look at my surroundings because I will just get stressed and then exasperated and eventually enraged. And because she knows me well, that is exactly what happens. Let me share with you some of those idiots.

This person I saw walking. She had a face mask and a face shield. Good, right? No. Her mask was a chin cover thereby exposing her nose and her face shield was a head band. Then to make things worse, she was with someone who did the same thing with his mask and shield. Wonderful!

Then while driving through the a mall, I see a group of young men and women all huddled without their masks and shields enjoying cigarettes in the designated smoking area while the security guard who stands near the smoking area does not do anything. Wonderful!

Then I see children playing without masks. What kind of parents do these children have? I get it that some of them might be working and that no one would be watching them but to leave them defenseless by having no masks is unforgivable.

Sometimes I wonder what God must be thinking. He/She must be shaking His/Her head thinking, I allowed this pandemic to happen because I wanted to teach you some lessons. But look. Instead of compassion we have corruption. Instead of godliness we have greed. Instead of sensibility we have stupidity.

In the meanwhile the disciplined and the careful are locked in their homes, the idiots are roaming freely. Without masks, without shields. Risking their lives and the lives of their families for a cigarette.


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