“Breathe Normally…”. Babe©️2021

“Breathe Normally…”. By Babe ©️2021

A friend ran into a local grocery store one night for some last minute ice cream.

She noticed there were three staff members, but only two were wearing a mask.

Blissfully unaware of the irony, that bare cheeked person, now miraculously masked, immediately took up the hunt for the rebel customer to a rousing chorus of “Ma’am! Ma’am! Ma’am! You heave to wear a mask!” from the other two.

The ice cream that had just made it to the checkout belt, alas, was forcefully removed from its liberated position and returned to prison in the freezer by that same sad individual who was employed as ‘store assistant’ but obviously identified as the guard of a gulag.

Friend was impressed by the fluid, nonchalant hypocrisy with which this, apparently perfectly assimilated, Borg switched between ‘mask / no mask’ requirement for himself in her formerly beloved local health food store. But perhaps Friend should have considered the possibility that that Borg was aspiring to follow in the footsteps of avatars like Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi and, most recently, Mayor London Breed, all members in the illustrious ‘Rules for Thee but not for Me’ Club.

And friend should not have been surprised either by the shift manager completely failing to recognize the preposterousness of the situation – she only needed her fair share of oxygen and was perfectly happy to pay for the ice cream, just like Nancy had demonstrated with her hair stylist and her 26k freezer.

It could all have been over within ten seconds by applying the tiniest amount of common sense and the choice to complete the check out process.


For common sense to apply you have to engage a brain, and perhaps a heart. Unfortunately neither of the two was running the show at the time.

Instead Sturmfuhrer Manager decided a scandalous crime had been committed and… called the police.

Say what you will – in Santa Cruz county they have their priorities right. You can happily rob people at gun point to finance your drug habits and expect to be let go without a murmur. Woe to you, however, if you’re an upstanding member of society wanting a bit of ice cream at the end of the day without submitting to wearing a toxic testimony of slavery on your face.

In this county, as in so many other areas of once beautiful and freedom loving California, the famous hippy slogan of ‘Stick it to the man’ has long since turned into the battle cry of the Karens: ‘I’ll stick it to you if you don’t comply with the rules of the man’.

But just like the mandates that are not really there to protect us innocent, healthy and health conscious people who just want to shop in peace while breathing normally, the stores no longer employ staff to help us have a satisfactory experience paying for their overpriced wares.

No, nowadays store ‘assistants’ are self-appointed power crazed wardens, there to chastise those of us who see through the charade and step ‘out of line’. They’re patrolling the stores with the explicit mission to bleat us into submission with their ‘Ma’aaaam, ma’aaaam’ demanding that we see the light and return to the restrictions of the proscribed enclosure where we can safely be ‘safe’.

And once we all obediently turn into sheep doing as we’re told the Health Department, the CDC, the WHO, and all those other philanthropic institutions that have only ‘our protection’ at heart will put an end to this and give us back our rights and our freedom.

They will.

Because they promised.


PS Thankfully, there are many stores now who do seem to understand that not everyone is born to keep their intellectual facilities pristine, that is, unused, throughout their lives. Those stores operate on a ‘leave them be’ policy, and those are the ones that will receive Friend’s business going forward.

About Anita Camera

I am a healer, reiki master and intuitive. My passion is to help people and animals feel better! If you wish to book an appointment for a distant or face to face treatment for yourself or your pet please go to FB unicorncodes I look forward to connecting with you! Anita
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