May 13, 2020
he took note of the various protocols in place and the varying degrees of enforcement. The pod people – better known as dutiful sheep-like mask wearers – were pretty ubiquitous, and one store would not allow shopping if the would-be shopper dared to enter whilst unmasked. To Davey, a somewhat independent thinker, the mask requirement brought on a bit of unease. And the residue thereof didn’t dissipate after leaving the store. Later, at the Big-Box hardware store, the unease was still palpable and surfaced in a big way whenever someone looked at him. It smacked of a new brand of ‘citizen authoritarianism’.