a habit unmasked

I’ve come to realise that it was a lot easier to get used to wearing masks again than it was to get used to not wearing masks. The last time my city went into lockdown, it was mandatory to wear masks in hospitals and medical centres, as well as in workplaces where it was not possible to “social distance”. Having been through this before, it was easy enough to go back to that routine.

Once the lockdown was over, masks were no longer mandatory. Hardly anyone wore them anymore, but it felt so weird to walk into the building at work not wearing one. I’d approach the glass sliding doors in the morning, and the thought would occur to me that I didn’t have a mask on, and my hand would automatically move to my bag where my mask was kept, and … hold on, is the lockdown really over?

I had to glance around me at other people also not wearing masks to reassure myself that I wasn’t breaking any laws by not wearing a mask. 

I just think it’s strange how I got used to it so quickly, and then going back to what I’d been doing for the vast majority of my working life was harder. Such are the times, I guess.

4 thoughts on “a habit unmasked

  1. I hear you. We are now being told that we don’t have to wear masks after we’re fully vaccinated. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do that comfortably. It seems so much safer to wear one.

    • Yes, I heard about that on the news. I think in that situation, it would be hard for me to get used to seeing some people not wearing masks without automatically thinking “omg why isn’t that person wearing a mask??”

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