By Letter to the Editor on June 11, 2020.
Bill Murray, actor and comedian, will never be more articulate, insightful and correct than when he penned the following words: “I will wear a mask and stand in the boxes six feet apart not for me but for you. I want you to know that I am educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.
“No, I don’t ‘live in fear’ of the virus, I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem. I don’t feel like the ‘government is controlling me,’ I’m being a contributing adult to society and I want to teach others the same. The world doesn’t revolve around me.
“It’s not all about me and my comfort. If we all could live with other people’s consideration in mind, this whole world would be a much better place. Wearing a mask and standing in the boxes set six feet apart doesn’t make me weak, scared, or stupid, or even ‘controlled,’ it makes me considerate. Imagine just for a moment that someone near and dear to you getting sick and ask yourself if you could have sucked it up a little for them.”
It’s unfortunate that management at the Lethbridge Home Depot doesn’t comprehend the significance and accuracy of Bill Murray’s ideas by allowing more than 90 per cent of its employees to go maskless. The store’s rationale is that it can’t mandate its employees to wear masks. This means the store cares less about its customers than its employees. Shame.