it's a hack! by summerfield

it's a hack!

this is a mask bracket. it is made of something called silicon. you put this over your nose and mouth before you put on your mask or masks so that you don't ruin your makeup or lipstick when you wear your mask. it also prevents you from sucking in the mask layer when you breathe in or speak. if worn correctly it would prevent the fogging of your glasses or sunglasses. the disadvantage is when your nose is itchy, you cannot pinch your nose over your mask.

the things people invent these days.

speaking of invent. a friend called. (remember, when i tell you stories about my friends, i use the word friend/s rather loosely because acquaintance is a rather long word.) i have not spoken to her although she's tried very hard to reach me judging by the number of missed calls she's logged on my facebook messenger. anyway, during our conversation, we touched on the subject of COVID vaccine. she said that there are talks around where she lives that the vaccine has minute computer chips that when injected on us the chips will then be planted in our bodies, then they can monitor us round the clock. i asked who are the "they" who are monitoring. and i had to laugh when she told me it has to be true. i said, don't you think that they should try and discover a cure for cancer first and all other ailments before they invent a silly minute chip to implant on people. or if it were true, they could just mix these chips in soft drinks, or milk, or the starbucks coffee, or the pretentious sparkling water or vitamin water? if they want to monitor everything we do, make those products really cheap or available for free so everyone would have it, no problemo. people like cheap and people like free.

and then i made another mistake of saying, people who believe in things like this have the mentality of a door nail. she was quiet. then told me i am so arrogant just because i am smart. at the same time that i said i had to go back to working, she also said she needed to take her night medication. i think the conversation went well, don't you think. or i got rid of another annoying acquaintance.

my sister told me a while ago that i'm getting rid of my so-called friends so often these days, nobody will be coming to my funeral. i think that is a good thing, no need to feed anyone biscuits, especially if my estate is paying for it, although really, what do i care, i'm dead already!
I have some of these, but I don't like the silicone against my face.
February 27th, 2021  
Aaahaaahaaaa. What a nice story, you arrogant smart lady!
She did give you credits for being smart, though. That short of implies she admitted being less smart, so to say. I love that. She's a keeper, Vikki. She would be the friend who would say at your funeral: what a beautiful coffin! :)
February 27th, 2021  
About these undermasks... i haven't seen them yet. Didn't know they existed. But: why bother wear lipstick under a mask? I can imagine a perfectly lipsticked mouth before the mask, and 45 minutes later, when these mask is off, a perfectly smudged mouth... nice?
February 27th, 2021  
@monikozi - humans are a strange specie and so funny. and, i've never before been referred to as arrogant and smart in the same sentence and then boom! twice today. 🤣
February 27th, 2021  
Love your narrative. I got my first vaccine this week, those people who are now monitoring me around the clock will be very disappointed with my boring life.
February 27th, 2021  
Hahaaaa!!! @kjarn
February 27th, 2021  
Omg, I am laughing so hard! First of all, that is one weird ass invention. Does it even work?! Second, door nail. LOL!!! Third, I will come to your funeral, Oreos would be fine.
February 27th, 2021  
So funny. I am being microchipped later today!
I have a friend who refers to “they” but can’t explain who they are.
February 27th, 2021  
I'm hoping to be microchipped soon!!
February 27th, 2021  
I too purchased a package of these, more to keep the mask from sucking in when I breathe in. You could write a book of short stories called “Friends”!
February 27th, 2021  
Who is still wearing lipstick?!
Love your narrative and agree with Lou Ann. Writing a book with short stories called "friends" is a great idea!
February 27th, 2021  
Oh ... I hate it when I write a long and thoughtful comment but forget to hit 'post comment' and it disappears!! So here we go again - lol!!
Yes, there certainly are enough conspiracy theorists around and enough conspiracy theories out there to keep them scared for a long time. It really is rather sad to know that they do not use the brains God gave them to think things through and thus are so gullible.
February 27th, 2021  
I've seen these advertised on TV. Cool!
February 27th, 2021  
Interesting shapes in the image. Love your story. I am not sure whether to laugh or cry that individuals actually believe in these theories.
February 27th, 2021  
Ooh dear, what a story. I'm amazed at how many people get caught up in these conspiracy theories. I guess a lot of it comes down to them only seeking out information that supports their beliefs. Nothing you say, no matter how logical, will change their minds.
As for the mask bracket - I can understand wanting to keep the mask from sucking into your face, but as for protecting make up, why bother wearing it under a mask.
February 27th, 2021  
This one had me giggling out loud and causing me to wonder how you acquire friends or acquaintances in the first place! Although I will probably die first I will be happy to go to your funeral and will not require food of any kind. I would be too upset to eat. Reading all the other comments in the thread kept me entertained this morning. No comment about the photo at all. I find it surprising that some people have never heard of this. I’ve been seeing it advertised for weeks!
February 27th, 2021  
Interesting photo. I would prefer to wear it like this without the cloth. LOL

I have seen and heard a lot of many various theories on the vaccine. For me personally, I won't get it - way too soon, and at this stage it really isn't a real vaccine. I had bells palsy January 2020 from an unknown cause. After a few months it healed but but for some people it doesn't. I know of someone actually getting bells palsy from this shot. I don't want to risk getting that again. For most people it may be ok, but I think they rushed this thing too quickly.
February 27th, 2021  
@grammyn - this one is a co-alumni. she watched the old alma mater's celebratory video and saw my wonderful speech and that gave her an excuse to call. she was my classmate in elementary school. she annoyed me then, she still annoys me now. some things never change.
February 27th, 2021  
@myhrhelper - i think we have the option not to take it. i wouldn't want it. i have taken epipen in the past anyway so i won't be getting it or they may not give it to me for that reason alone. if my doctor insists (like she kept insisting i take cholesterol pills) i just change doctors or not see a doctor at all. hang in there.
February 27th, 2021  
@summerfield LOL! I love you. I don’t think I talk to anybody that I knew in elementary school. But then I’m not on Facebook either!
February 27th, 2021  
I love the story.... I want to say so much then I stop myself because it will become a rambling mess. I do love the phote
February 27th, 2021  
Those silicone thingies didn’t stay put under my mask, but I’ve a strange face. Loved your story, they gave me my microchip a week ago since then I painted more than I did before.....the influence of them is great!
February 27th, 2021  
@dogwoman - do ramble, please. i love ramblings.😊

@jacqbb - is that the side effect on you? i better get all vaccines - pfizer, moderna, johnson&johnson, jiff, aunt jemima! 🤣
February 27th, 2021  
Love your narrative. I don't know if I would spend hard earned money on one of these contraptions but then I can take my mask off whilst I'm working with my dog clients. And since I don't even own any lipstick I'm safe on that score too.
February 27th, 2021  
Oh my goodness, you are hilarious. Never seen this silicone contraption.
February 27th, 2021  
Some people can say anything and get away with it. I had a chat with a physician friend of mine this morning about a similar subject. Where do people get their news? Do they really believe everything they read without fact checking?!
February 27th, 2021  
@randystreat - i hope your physician friend does not believe this micro chip business in the vaccine, because if he or she does, we're all screwed! 🤣 i don't watch the news anymore, it's always fire and brimstone if not stupid news. my sister watches everything and she tells me all the ridiculous things that would make me dig. otherwise, it's just photography and painting and writing and ice cream for me.
February 27th, 2021  
@summerfield No. We were talking about why people aren't taking the vaccines. She was relaying a story someone she knew told her that hearkens back to the virus isn't as deadly as what the news stories are saying. I rarely watch the news on tv and get a daily digest from Apple and from the New York Times. I have email on yahoo, so see their headlines when I go to that site on the computer and occasionally will look at other news sites, but not often. If I read something I think is kind of screwy, I either scroll on down or fact check at a site I think is reliable. I'm heading out for supper soon (pick up and bring home) and ice cream sounds good.
February 27th, 2021  
@randystreat - enjoy your supper and have an extra scoop of ice cream, it's the weekend, after all.
February 27th, 2021  
I am faving this because I haven't laughed out loud in a good while until now. Quite apart from all the implant nonsense, what an astonishing invention is that silicone thingy you have depicted. I thought it was one of those things you put in a plug hole to catch all the bits that shouldn't go down the sink.
February 28th, 2021  
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