The funny thing is my assumption is most adults in masks have been vaccinated, especially those with young kids wearing masks.I still wear my mask out in public with my daughter because she'll be wearing one (whether mandated or not) until she is vaccinated. Hubs and I are both vaccinated since March and I feel more comfortable having it on inside / in crowds. I'm worried that if I don't have my mask on people will think i'm an anti-mask / anti-vaccine person... but when I am wearing it, I'm worried people think I'm not vaccinated. Its tough out there.
Was that thinking done by someone who has never seen people before?
Exactly! Dropping the mask requirements puts us in this really weird space. If I go somewhere and most people are wearing a mask, I'm fine doing so. And I wish that were the case to provide better protection for children and others who can't be vaccinated. But if the percentage masked is 10% or 25% or 50%, my wearing a mask isn't going to make anyone more comfortable who isn't already. And there's no way to know - personally I'm more likely to assume that the unvaccinated are unmasked and the masked are vaccinated (plus a good number of vaccinated/unmasked), which makes the mask wearing kind of pointless when I know that I am, in fact, vaccinated.I'm worried that if I don't have my mask on people will think i'm an anti-mask / anti-vaccine person... but when I am wearing it, I'm worried people think I'm not vaccinated. Its tough out there.
Having it on just isn't that big of an inconvenience though I'm not incessantly trying to keep masks on the faces of my three degenerate children either.
TLDR; I got over the strangeness much faster than I expected to.We are in Park City, UT this week, and The Pandemic Is Over. To be fair, we are not masking up either, because at this point the implicit social pressure not to outweighs any reasons we have for wearing one. Heck, we are even eating indoors and even that feels a lot less strange than it used to, though we haven’t been anywhere truly busy yet.