Anti-viral face mask?
GF and I usually walk to and from downtown core to my place, but Thursday night we had oysters and wine and came out into a drizzle and gloom that were not inviting for walking up the hill in the dark. We have several buses that will work pretty well, so I checked the bus app and picked one. We walked a few blocks and got on with no wait. So far, pretty good.
But good lord, the bus started and pretty soon it seemed like we must have been on a shuttle at a communicable disease hospital campus. Whoever was not coughing was sneezing, and it seemed like no one was much into blocking their spew. Then some poor unfortunate across the aisle seemed to be acutely suffering, so she removed her shoes and while moaning loudly proceeded to tend to some very messed up looking feet.
GF has a car, but though she is a marvelous person, she has that hesitationosis which makes it hard for me to stay relaxed, and that means that I may offend or annoy her which is definitely counterproductive to the whole point of a relationship. Not to mention the pleasure of date night.
I plan to overcome my my low-roller hostility to unnecessary expenditures and use much more uber when we are together. I appreciate her tolerance for me, but basic respect and gratitude for a woman means no more hospital buses. It makes no sense to spend $60-$70 on Happy Hour and save the $6 or $7 of a ride home.
But when I am alone, I would prefer to continue using buses, if I can mitigate the germ factor. I sometimes see Asians wearing face masks. They are not coughing, so I assume that at least sometimes they are protecting themselves.
Can anyone suggest what sort of mask I might try?
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