Please share your store experiences here
My store experiences aren't dramatic as so many others on Bare Face is Legal 2.0 or Smiles and Frowns. I'm in suburban NW Georgia where people, at least outside of the main metro area, are freedom-minded including our mayors, city council members, and health inspectors.
After April's brief closings the stores reopened with no mask mandate, just signs advising 6 feet distancing. However, magically in about June and especially by September, signs popped up saying masks were either recommended or required. Larger chain stores like Hobby Lobby, Kroger, and Ingle's wore muzzles but didn't enforce them. The only enforcers with any attempt are the corporate stores like Belk, TJ Maxx, and Target. Still, I have found that between October and now the enforcement is lightening everywhere.
That said, mask wearing has increased across most ages but definitely with the elderly, and we have a larger than usual elderly population in our county. I'd say that anywhere from 50%-90% of the customers in almost any mid- to large-sized store are muzzled up. It greatly concerns me that people are voluntarily cutting off their oxygen supply and causing bacterial build-up in their useless masks but I cannot do anything but what I do, which is to never wear one as I have done since the beginning. From DAY ONE something smelled funny (heh) about the whole thing. Luckily, I can avoid doctor's offices because I am well due to taking supplementation to keep my immunity strong, which is something I've always done. If Biden tries to institute a nationwide federally ordered mandate I will not comply. It's illegal, it's immoral, it's un-Constitutional, and it violates our human rights.
I own a store in southeast Missouri. I have never believed mask were a good idea. I'm self educated regarding health and have a good awareness that protects me from the programming. I never required customers to wear mask. I also never shut down. So far no one has challenged me. If they do, they will have to force the shut down. I will never give up my sovereignty! Regarding other stores I frequented before this plandemic, I no longer shop at many of them. I will not wear a mask.
It is refreshing to read about the experience and stance of a store owner. On Facebook I left a post about my experience in Blue Ridge, GA on Jan. 2, where there are over 100 stores for tourists to enjoy yet at least 50% of them were strictly enforcing masking. There was no mandate and no rhyme or reason for this; stores which were right beside each other either forced them or did not. The one common denominator about the masker stores was that they were owned by transplants and not the locals. That shows that leftists seem to be spreading their desire for less freedom all around the country and especially in the south.
Sometimes it feels like the Reconstruction here except now, nobody's free without checking first. I wish I understood why such blatant disregard for truth and liberty are so rampant, but perhaps my lack of a college degree and rejection of CNN viewership are factors but I digress. Or do I?
Sadly, I spent perhaps $5 on two car decals rather than hundreds on jewelry and food I could not access without muzzling myself. Honestly, this country is divided in two yet again and it is still along political lines only this time, one side disagrees with breathing fresh air.