COVID masks do disguise wearer




“Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.”  Celine Dion


Last Friday afternoon as I was walking through a Safeway parking lot on my way to the store I sensed a pickup truck moving slowly on my right side of the parking area.

I thought nothing of it but as I drew closer to the store’s entranceway the driver rolled down his window and was muttering something in my direction. I did not know this driver and after a few more steps turned and faced him directly.

He was yelling the name “Cam” at me and slowed down to chat a while.

I was wearing my cap and face mask and I informed him curtly but politely that my name was not Cam. He apologized for the mistaken identity issue. He did insist that I did resemnle this Cam individual.

“It’s me! My name is not Cam” I shouted back at him.

This incident got me to thinking that the COVID 19 face mask must be concealing the true facial identity of its wearer. I reasoned that I could not be the only one who has experienced this identity confusion.

My solution to this dilemma is to print my picture on a sweatshirt or t-shirt and use the phrase “Hey it’s me” below the photo.

I said this to the inquisitive driver to inform him that I was not the person he was searching for.

Being up front with other people now takes on a whole new connotation.

As Forrest Gump eloquently phrased it: “Shit happens!”

As I put it: Who knew?


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