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Anne Elk
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PostSat Jun 27, 2020 8:21 pm 
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And will anyone actually learn a lesson?  Who knows.

Actually, what bugged me the most about the whole story (and all related stories about mask wearing in the media) is the uncivil and unkind way people treat strangers (and service workers of all kinds) in public. When did simple civility and respect start going so down the tubes in America?  Remember how everyone pulled together after 9/11?  What happened to that attitude?

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PostSun Jun 28, 2020 6:34 pm 
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Anne Elk wrote:
Neek wrote:
And will anyone actually learn a lesson?  Who knows.

Actually, what bugged me the most about the whole story (and all related stories about mask wearing in the media) is the uncivil and unkind way people treat strangers (and service workers of all kinds) in public. When did simple civility and respect start going so down the tubes in America?  Remember how everyone pulled together after 9/11?  What happened to that attitude?

I read that it is the fault of South Park.  Plus, the generation that my mom belonged to is mostly dead now.  She was all set to rejoin the Marines if they'd let her after that attack.  Those folks were the tough ones--The Depression then WW2.

I thought of that generation when people were whining about how the Class of 2020 has it so rough.  At least they don't have to go right from high school into a bloody war.

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PostSun Jun 28, 2020 6:53 pm 
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The problem is masks became a political emblem, at least for some. It was ok before then soon battle lines formed.

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PostTue Jun 30, 2020 9:32 pm 
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Anne Elk wrote:
Remember how everyone pulled together after 9/11?  What happened to that attitude?

It lasted about 2 weeks.  The resulting increases in Islamophobia and xenophobia have shown much stronger lasting power though, going on 20 years now.

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PostWed Jul 01, 2020 11:59 am 
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The resulting increases in Islamophobia and xenophobia have shown much stronger lasting power though, going on 20 years now.

True enough.  I hadn't considered that.  Meanwhile, the San Diego barista's tip kitty is now over $100K.  Average tip around $13.

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PostWed Jul 01, 2020 3:52 pm 
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Great story with a happy ending.  biggrin.gif
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