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Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for. (Health Services and Issues)
Lopez Island
November 16, 2020
Posted by Gary Vaughn, Lopez Island

On Sunday I was at the Transfer Station where everyone...EXCEPT ONE... were following all covid protocols. A middle age woman without a mask came up to me as I waited for my turn to enter TIOLI and out of nowhere was very close to me talking nonstop and then attempted to hug me and commented "Your not afraid of the virus are you?" I was so taken off guard my head was spinning! I have been aware of this woman in the past but thought her Lopez Connection was long gone. After being very careful since January I now will be watching my temperature and all the typical covid infection signs.

I can't believe I was polite when I should have been rude and shouted quickly, Back off, stand away!


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Mike Colyar: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Caroline,

Oh, I knew it was a misunderstanding. And I have been deliberately using provocative language to make my points.... Read all
Caroline Milton: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Mr. Colyar, I would like to apologize for ascribing malevolent intentions to your use of the word pygmy. I was under the impression that the word specifically was in reference to the tribes in Africa. Upon some investigation it is an anthropological term applied to any group of people all having the stature... Read all
Michael Hawk: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Good luck with that Gary.
Without a proper social credit score, you’ll find Language Police are not very forgiving.
Gary Vaughn: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Gary begs forgiveness for using the volatile word "rude" and now I would choose "direct."
Gary Vaughn: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Gary begs forgiveness for using the volatile word "rude" and now I would choose "direct."
Mike Colyar: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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When I say "Moral Pygmy" I am NOT referring to those wonderful people in Africa. You are most probably quite right about them. I don't make a habit of judging people's behavior as anything but as individuals. I am referring to... Read all
Helmut Fischer: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Which reminds me to wear mine!
Helmut Fischer: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Hey. It's pretty simple. It's what I tell
My kids every day. Wear a Mask.
Caroline Milton: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Mr. Colyar, you're using "moral Pygmy" as an insult? What is wrong with you? I can only guess that you have never met any of the wonderful Pygmy people. I have had the honor and privilege of going on several mission trips into the Congo, and you are completely wrong about them. They are some... Read all
John Waugh: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Please, some of you, read scientific articles on the pandemic, not just Facebook or F** News. Over 250,000 deaths so far, which is likely an underestimate. And the rate is rising quickly in this country and others.
Many studies have shown that masks and distancing do work. If... Read all
Mike Colyar: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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No, Samantha. You do NOT have a right to be in a public place without your mask on. Your right to breath on other people at this time is no more absolute than your right to shoot a gun about randomly or drive when drinking or when talking on your phone. I'm being fairly polite to these people by not... Read all
Juliene Gschwend: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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I think with so many seniors in the population, this would just mean staffing issues for them to have longer hours. A good time to go there is actually around 5-5:30 pm. Sometimes only a few cars in the lot.veru few shoppers. Also, I am hoping LVM can give covid bonus pay? I heard that companies that did... Read all
Julia Gilbreath: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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I often wonder why LVM never offered Seniors or people with compromised immunity, or people who believe in germ theory an early shopping time from like 7am to 7:30 am like many stores on the mainland. Even if it was one or two days a week. For that half hour everyone in the store could put on masks 😷 or... Read all
Jackie Wolf: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Just want to get some TRUTH into this forum, lest anyone believe that our Gov. Inslee has made all of us stay home while he goes off to play in Hawaii. All of the mainstream local news outlets have shown us Gov. Inslee and his wife Trudy sending out Thanksgiving wishes and Covid warnings and making it a point... Read all
Samantha Olson: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Thanks for the correction, but no one should be in Hawaii this year....
Jane Ward: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Correction to Ms. Olson,
According to “The Olympian” article, which quoted the executive director of the conference in Hawaii “No governors were invited this year.”
Samantha Olson: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Well I find it RICH that you are the one saying they are "Moral Pygmy" when you are the one on Lopez Rocks using names to refer to them.
I'm not sure who put you in charge of saving lives... your crusade of mask shaming certainly isn't saving lives. It just... Read all
Mike Colyar: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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So you don't like terms like "goon"? How about "Moral Pygmy"? Like it any better?

Those people I spoke of disparagingly were spoken to quite politely if... Read all
Roni Becker-Wilkie: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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There is a young middle age woman on island who has early onset Alzheimer's.
I don't really think she is the one who approached you because she wouldn't say God Bless you. However she does sometimes forget to wear a mask. And she does try to hug people. I... Read all
Samantha Olson: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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The only thing I’m upset about is people calling people names and saying nothing to their face. The mask shaming, the bulling, when there is no proof anyone at the store whose been a shopper or an employee have got anyone sick. I’m upset because so many people just choose to... Read all
Juliene Gschwend: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Samantha you seem to be upset about this. I did mention my relatives but they are in a different COUNTRY with it's own rules and protocols they tell people to follow. Luckily they are ok and time will tell if they have any lasting effects like loss of smell and things others have reported post-Covid. They... Read all
Juliene Gschwend: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Samantha Olson. I did not claim everyone in Seattle wears a mask all the time! I am pointing out I've actually seen different levels of compliance observing Skagit, Snohomish, SJ and King Counties in my admittedly minimal trips to stores or coffee joints. It's only in SJ County, where most people are... Read all
Samantha Olson: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Are your in laws still alive? Also, if they are the only people you know who got it that might be saying something. The people who I know that have got it we’re strict and always wear a mask. So which is it?
It’s a virus, people are going to get it. Sadly for some it’s... Read all
Samantha Olson: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Interesting I thought the reason the cases were going up was because of non mask wearers. so if that were true, seattle (king county) wouldn’t have the highest numbers. If EVERYONE in Seattle ALWAYS wear their masks. Right?
Samantha Olson: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Interesting I thought the reason the cases were going up was because of non mask wearers. so if that were true, seattle (king county) wouldn’t have the highest numbers. If EVERYONE in Seattle ALWAYS wear their masks. Right?
Wade Clark: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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I have been calling them "ghouls". I hope they aren't offended :(
Juliene Gschwend: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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I have encountered a few mask-resisters on Lopez in surprising locations. It is absolutely not their right to go maskless and make others uncomfortable when it's a State mandate, and I am one of those questioners that would not mindlessly follow a rule just because. It may be that it is also partly for... Read all
Wade Clark: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Goons?




Enter here some sassy pants quote to make me seem bookworm smart and stuff.
Samantha Olson: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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It's absolutely astounding to me that such awful things are said about people on here.
We should all be compelled to show love and yet people are on here calling people names. Seriously? Is this where we are at as a community? Sitting on our computers or phones, calling... Read all
Gary Vaughn: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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This is rude Gary adding the missing Introduction to the saga.

As I was at the tip overturning my garage can a loud voice shouted up from below: Your not dead. Your not dead. Odd... Read all
Mike Colyar: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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So there's one stupid person wandering about being an idiot. Nickel and dime.

Today I went in the market and two of the butchers were standing out in the isle yacking away with their masks down around their necks. And this isn't the... Read all
Sue DuMond: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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I'm fairly certain it is one and the same from both Gary and Gene's description. Gary says: "I have been aware of this woman in the past but thought her Lopez Connection was long gone." The woman I encountered is someone who has lived here in the past and now appears to be back. I have... Read all
James Rapson: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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When you folks are saying that it sounds like the same woman, is it someone you know or a stranger? I'm not asking you to identify this person here - please don't do that. If it's someone you know it makes it easier to imagine one or more people having a frank conversation with her about this.... Read all
Mike Colyar: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Introduce her to Dwight.
Kelly Parks: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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How very odd.
A virus causes people to become crazy on so many levels.
Sue DuMond: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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It also sounds like the same woman I encountered at the thrift store while waiting in line. She gave the volunteer grief and was insistent even when explained the rules multiple times. She finally complied but was let in after I left, so I'm not sure if anything else... Read all
Gene Helfman: Covid concern. Don't be polite when rude actions are called for.

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Sounds like the same woman who came to our garage sale on Sunday -- talked a mile a minute without a mask until we finally asked her to stop and she left. We waited too long so as to not be rude but should have challenged her IMMEDIATELY. Some people don't get it and need to be told.... Read all