Irrational People

I started out my day yesterday with a follow up appointment with the urologist. I did well getting up to the office including walking up the stairs to the second floor because one of the elevators is still on the blink and there were a dozen people waiting for the elevator. I wasn’t even out of breath.

Fortunately I wasn’t in the waiting room very long and was able to remove my face mask when I got back to the exam room. Then the doc came in. And froze. His eyebrows went up when he saw I wasn’t wearing a mask and he asked if I’d had my vaccine. I said no. He informed me that HE was wearing a mask because I hadn’t had the vaccine. Ahem. Seriously?

I had looked up from my knitting when he came in the room and my response to his remark was, “OK”, as I went back to focusing on my knitting. He seemed a little taken aback by my response. I sat without speaking, knitting away on my pair of socks while he fluffed papers and hemmed and hawed for a couple of minutes.

Then he tried to lighten the mood by asking me what I was working on. I held up my knitting without looking at him and said, “Socks” and kept on knitting. Silence for several more minutes. Then he tells me everything is fine and he’ll see me in six months for another sonogram to make sure everything is still fine.

I should have said, “Doc, if you’ve had YOUR vaccine then what difference does it make if I haven’t and why do you need a mask at all?” But I didn’t. I had no intention of going into why I’m not going to get the vaccine…that isn’t really a vaccine but a DNA altering chemical cocktail. His head would most likely have exploded.

Later when I was at home and catching up on Gab I saw a couple of articles about people being pissed off at Black Rifle Coffee Company because of the owner/operator going off on some folks who are trying to hijack his BRCC brand for their Proud Boys group. And they’re still pissed off about BRCC not coming to the support of Kyle Rittenhouse after BRCC had already stated that they would not be getting in the middle of a legal situation. They sell coffee. Period.

So the person who posted one of the articles is calling for a boycott of BRCC because according to them the owner is not conservative enough to suit him. How is that any different from the liberal big chain store owners refusing to carry Mike Lindell’s My Pillow products? It’s boycotting. It’s cancel culture and I’m sick of it.

One thing that stores boycotting Lindell have achieved is more and more of his customers are, like me, simply ordering straight from his website. I have another two pillows coming this week. That will make a full dozen pillows we have ordered as well as two mattress toppers, two sets of sheets and extra pillow cases, two sets of towels and some house shoes. His pillows and towels make great gifts, by the way.

I’m doing my best to counter the irrationality that surrounds us on a daily basis and speaking common sense and truth. Brad does the same. We are both on Gab. I’m also on MeWe and he’s still on Fakebook but I won’t be surprised if he finally gets enough of being thrown in FB Jail. Again.

On the subject of shopping…

I look for Made in America when I shop and most of my shopping these days is done online from the manufacturers. The latest purchase I made was a windshield sunshade from WeatherTech Products. I simply selected my make and model of vehicle, 2020 Ford Escape Titanium Hybrid. The sunshade has a silver side for reflecting heat in hot weather and a black side for keeping in the heat in cold weather and it perfectly fits my windshield and seals it nicely. It’s flexible and easy to install and remove and I got the fabric case to keep it in when it’s not in use. It rolls up and has a Velcro strap for securing it. They make full vehicle kits for ALL the windows in your vehicle. My Escape stays in the garage most of the time so I didn’t buy the kit.

I hope that one day I won’t have to check for Made in China on the products we buy. Sometimes it can’t be avoided, but I’m limiting that as much as reasonably possible.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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