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Kevin Saunders Hayes – All Instruments

The Story

Today when I went to the chart on the kitchen counter where I track my weight, temperature and check off all the pills I have to take everyday, I was greeted with a “birthday” card. A beautiful card from my beautiful wife celebrating the two year anniversary of my open heart surgery (along with the 19-week anniversary of my second open heart surgery).

I had written a very blunt (and that’s being kind) post to go with todays Quarantine Composition. You can probably tell from this week’s title that I have “feelings” on this subject, that honestly should not even be a discussion, only an action that we do for each other without thought or hesitation.

Wear the Fucking Mask.

Now, this post may still have a bit of profanity here and there for “emphasis”, so if you have trouble with that, please head on down to the music and try not to look at the title.

As for the rest of you, don’t say you weren’t warned.

I’m passionate about the subject, and I know I’m most likely preaching to the choir. My friends and family are pretty woke to these kinds of things.

Why, because two-years ago today (and again 19-weeks ago) I was in the hospital with a tube stuck down my throat after having my chest cracked open by a very talented surgeon who did a little needle point to install some new parts.

I’m also passionate about it because some family members had to go for another virus test last week, because someone in their sphere tested positive. Why? Because some Yahoo refused to Wear the Fucking Mask and has now threatened their lives.

I hear the choir saying “amen”, and unfortunately the knuckleheads that need to get this, won’t. It seems to be a point of pride in revile in ones ignorance these days.

So, mostly because it’s my heart-iversary, and you get to do what you want on your heart-iversary (I think there’s cake and tequila involved as well), I’m going to highlight a few facts for any non-mask wearing advocates in the congregation today.

  • Wearing a mask violates my constitutional rights.

Where the hell did you get that stupid idea? The 14th Amendment does not say that wearing a mask violates your freedom. The government has leeway (and I’d say the duty) to protect the public’s health and safety, especially in a freaking pandemic.

Seatbelts are mandated. Why? They save your freaking life.

No shirt, no shoes, no service is a thing. Why? It keeps you from catching something bad from other knuckleheads who think bathing violates their 14th Amendment rights.

  • People that wear masks are cowards. What are they afraid of?

They’re “afraid” of the moron that’s crowding into the neighborhood bar while tweeting out the location of the next Covid Party. This is a global pandemic (“global” means there’s a lot, and “pandemic” means it’s bad)

  • You’re not the boss of me. I do what I want.

I had started this sentence off with an expletive, but let’s get right to it shall we?

Dr. Fauci (he’s a really smart guy who knows more about this stuff than you and I ever will) said, “How dare you risk the lives of others so cavalierly. How dare you decide for others that they should welcome exposure as “getting it over with”, when literally no one knows who will be the lucky “mild symptoms” case, and who may fall ill and die.“

(I know there are some big words there. Just take your time and sound them out.)

  • It’s “just a virus” like the flu.

What freaking planet have you been living on? This “virus” does horrible, terrible stuff to your body. And to my point today, it could do horrible, terrible stuff to people you love, like your Mom, or your Dad or your sister or your brother, or your husband, or your wife. Are we getting the freaking point?

I could go on, but I know anything more than 3 is a lot. So, let me leave you with these final thoughts.

  • In Texas, the two-week death toll was up by 99 percent over the previous two weeks.

For those bad at math, a death toll increase of 99 (which is almost 100) is very bad. Think of it this way. If Bubba shows up today and grabs a beer out of your fridge, no problem. But what do you do when Bubba and 98 of his friends show up looking for beer tomorrow?

  • And this, “Texas and Arizona have requested refrigerated trucks to use as makeshift morgues as the number of deaths have continued to rise.”

Again, for those bad at math, New York City’s morgue capacity is 2700. Your mileage may vary. However, refrigerated trucks means the morgues are now FULL OF DEAD BODIES (see “Bubba and beer” above).

So, happy heart-iversary everyone. Take aways from being in the hospital? Why yes, I’m glad you asked.

  • You do not want to be in any situation where a tube is stuck down your throat.
  • The beds sucks.
  • Everyone working at a hospital is a freaking superhero.
  • You do not want to go to the hospital – ever.
  • Wear the fucking mask for your wife, husband, Mom, Dad, sister or brother or for someone you don’t know who might be getting chemo, have a compromised immune system or celebrating their heart-iversary

A Detailed Map of Who Is Wearing Masks in the U.S.

See if you state sucks: https://nyti.ms/39fRfuT

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Wear the Fucking Mask

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Episode 5 from Phase One of Quarantine Stories, the weekly series of original music inspired by the fear, hope, tragedy and everyday weirdness of life that was New York City during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.

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