Published on October 10th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Stop Making Fun Of Lone Drivers Wearing A Face Mask
You are not being smart and funny when mocking drivers with a face mask on without passengers!
There is now a movement online making fun of lone car drivers wearing a face mask while driving. Yes, they are alone in the car and wearing a face mask. How is this upsetting you? How is this affecting your life? Why is this bothering you? And do you know why they are wearing a mask while driving alone in their car?
So, why are we bringing up this subject? Well, it happened to us just a few days ago. We were test driving a new car and had our camera on in the car cabin to record our evaluation of a brand new car. We were alone in the car and had our face mask on.
Why? Well if we were to record the test drive video without wearing a face mask, then there will be another group of bored and unimaginative people commenting on why we were not wearing a face mask during a pandemic.
So, at one point of our video shoot we were stuck in a little bumper to bumper traffic and a car next to us with three young adults inside who had their disposable face masks hanging from their ears (which we think makes you look a little silly) started making comments across to us about wearing a face mask while being alone in the car.
We put down our window and told them that we just came from the animal clinic and had a dead pet in our back seat. This shut them up.
Well, this should not be the way. Let us share some situations why some people drive alone and still wear a face mask.
- After filling up with fuel and you realize that you do have sanitizer in your car to clean and sanitize your hands to allow you to remove your face mask.
- When you have multiple errands to do in a short time and you just think its easier to leave your face mask on.
- When you are a ride hailing driver and at that moment there is no passenger.
- When you are an automotive test drive editor doing a video shoot and do not want to anger a certain segment of your audience.
- When you have invested in high quality very comfortable face mask and it seems perfectly ok to keep it on for a few hours, what is the harm?
So, stop making fun of them and look at your mask dangling like an earing from one ear before you comment on others.