Most states and communities have mandated that everyone must wear a mask when leaving their residence, anytime social (physical) distancing cannot be assured. Most businesses also require that masks be worn when on their property. Nevertheless, there are some hard-headed folks out there who remain unconvinced of their importance despite overwhelming scientific evidence. Confrontations with non-mask-wearing “freedom” seekers are videoed nearly every day by citizens trying to shame them into wearing their masks.
Some businesses are trying to avoid unpleasant confrontations by using creative and humorous signs to let patrons know what is expected of them. Below is a collection of some of the signs I find most interesting. (Warning: some include adult language.)
On the door of a pizza shop:
On the window of a hearse:
At an apartment complex entryway:
At a convenience store:
This sign was posted by a law firm:
At an unspecified store:
(P.S. We only have rectal thermometers.)
At a small store in a shopping center:
On the door of a restaurant:
As an American, you have a right not to wear a mask. But, just like you, businesses have a right to not let you in, not to serve you.
You can’t have it both ways. You are free to make a choice, but that means accepting the consequences of your actions.
Screaming at employees and businesses for protecting their workers and customers does not make you a patriot — it makes you an asshole.Don’t mistake inconvenience for oppression.
You big disgrace,
Spreading your germs all over the place.
On the door of a consignment shop:
If you choose not to wear a mask, we respectfully ask that you postpone your visit.We’ll be happy to debate the efficacy of masks with you when this is all over and you come in to sell your dead grandmother’s clothes.
On the door of a cookie shop:
Only the “cool” people allowed — 98.6° F or below.
If you’re too hot for me (above 98.6° F), don’t enter! The life you save may be my next customer.Pssst: I need customers, and it’s a fellow human we’re respecting. Thank you.