This happened just yesterday. I was shopping at that inexpensive family clothing store named after a military branch; you know the one. The store is mostly empty because it’s the middle of the afternoon and because of “you know what”, most people aren’t out and about for shopping no reason.
Anyway, I was looking for some jeans at the front of the store because they were on sale. Mind you, I was actually wearing a pair of jeans, a plaid shirt, a vest, and a mask that all could have been from the store. As I’m searching for my size, this lady approaches with her phone to her ear and her mask in her hand. I pause what I’m doing and look over at her.
Lady: Do you know where the men’s athletic shorts are?
Lady: Can you ask someone?
Lady: Don’t you work here?
Lady: Oh, my gosh! I’m sorry! Why didn’t you say so?
Me: Because I was trying to figure out why you wouldn’t put down your phone and put on your mask when talking with a stranger in public.
The lady’s face went from confused to horribly embarrassed. She immediately turned bright red, put on her mask, mumbled “Sorry” and headed straight out the door sans shorts.
I find jeans in the right size and head to the check out behind me. The cashier has these big smiling eyes and I can tell she is smiling behind her mask. She tells me, “The look on that lady’s face was priceless! Have a great day!”