Just thinking out loud here! 😉
I’m sure many of you have thought of some of the below benefits of wearing your face masks when you’re outside your homes. While we were made to wear various types of masks for more than a year now, I found additional benefits of wearing them, besides saving people from being infected with the famous but most hated virus of the century.
So, here, enjoy the additional benefits of wearing your face masks:
When I was younger, and had special friends, I would wish there was a way no one could identify us when we were together. The other day while I was walking around with my cousin, we saw a young couple parked in the middle of the deserted street talking to each other, with their masks on. My cousin casually asked me why they were wearing masks when they were already physically close to each other. TONG! I realized that we couldn’t identify them!
Whether you are a grumpy person or not, in life, you are forced to smile at people (as annoying as they may be) just so that you don’t get a bad reputation. Well, masks allow you to ignore such people and live your life in peace. If at all they recognize you, you can always blame their masks, right? Haha!
Opening your mouth and yawning in front of someone is disrespectful. But, a couple of Sundays ago, during an early morning mass at Church, I saw the lady beside me suddenly lift her chin, breathe in and then breathe out. I thought she was having a heart attack but, then I realized that she was only yawning. She yawned her heart out. TONG! Another point for the mask! God will forgive her, but people won’t.
My friend just opened a boutique in Bangalore and I was amused to see that, for almost every outfit, she had matching masks. So, it’s not only your shoes, hair accessory and purse anymore! Another plus point for the fashionistas, right?
Imagine you have woken up late and must rush to drop your child to school that is a few miles away. Don’t worry, thanks to the mask, no one but you will be lucky to smell your breath. So, without being conscious about making a negative impression, you can quickly drop your child and no one will know. But, don’t blame anyone but yourself if your dentist yells at you for avoiding dental care. That’s on you! 😉
While living this suffocating life outside the house, we must find a little fun to get us through the day, must’ve we? And, no, I’ve not gotten used to wearing a mask but I just observe people and have weird thoughts every time I’m out. Hope you enjoyed me thinking aloud here! Have a lovely day!
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This is indeed a great blog. I always thought this through. Pollution is anyways increasing and in cities like Delhi, its really very high. Masks in general will protect us and our faces.
Reading this article comes very timely as today, 29th of March 2022, let’s mark that date(haha) is the first day Singapore allows going out with mask an optional thing. Not sure yet if I would feel comfortable with that. Removing masks when we do nature walks is one thing but freely walking on the streets again?! hmm..let’s see later. Anyways, great points you’ve highlighted on why masks are important. Nonetheless, I guess, we all have experienced 2 years of our lives breathing half-fresh air/half-our own breath. haha..so let’s get back to normality!!!Appreciate more the real fresh air!!
Haha! That was real fun. I especially liked the grumpy one because it recently happened to me and I can very well relate to it 😛
Mask really have great advantages. You don’t need to put lipstick and even it covers up a significant part of the face and protects it from sun ran when you step out in sunny days
These are some really hilarious ut practical uses of masks. I like the way you have drawn attention to the lighter side of the masks as opposed to its more serious and ominous implications.
Hahahaa some of these are so funny!! I can imagine you looking at that aunty in church! Another benefit I find is that masks allow you to go completely makeup-free if you so wish!
Oh yes, just kajal needed to not look drowsy! Hahaha!
Haha! Bang on! These are some really cool reasons to wear mask! For me, I dont have to apply lipstick and go out without it too. LOL 😀
Seriously, but when you want to wear some lipstick, it’s better to carry it with you and wear it at the destination.
Hahaha you have shared a very different perspective and benefits of wearing a mask and I loved them. Best of all, not being identified and others cant make out the face/grin that you are giving them 😉.
Hahaha! True, Hansa. Thanks for reading!
Some very interesting points about wearing mask.I think the idea of avoiding irritation bugs could be an added advantage right?
oh yes if you’re living in a buggy area, yes! Thanks Amrita!
I started reading it with such serious thought and burst into laughter in a few seconds. Quite an interesting take on the topic Cindy. Loved reading this.
Haha! Thanks, Kavita!
These additional benefits are definitely what almost all of us enjoy. I’ve stopped spending on lipsticks and facials. Also the matchy masks are another trend
Such an interesting take on masks. I can relate to one of them,, being an introvert myself I feel so comfortable in masks and save myself from all awkward social smiles etc. Also now no one expect you to stop and talk while you meet them in the hall way. just a nod and leave
Hahaha, so right you are!
Ha ha loved all the pointers cindy and honestly, I had observed few of them personally too. masks help us in many ways and in case when we are running of time, mask help in reducing time that we usually need for getting ready ( makeup and all other stuff). this was the funniest post, I read today.
Haha, glad you enjoyed it Surbhi!
I liked your way of talking these light aspects of wearing a masks. The first one is very true. It is hard to recognize people when they are with their masks.
All the pointers are bang on. Whenever I used to go to bus stand or park I had to worry about upper lips and friends used to remind me about parlor visit ..now no worries about it..so it is TONG smiles for me .
That’s a unique take on wearing masks. Never knew that wearing masks could have so many benefits. I feel that wearing masks will be the norm for many more years, since we are far from endemic.
LOL! I am laughing and nodding my head as i am reading this! You are right, additional benefits are totally worth it to keep the mask on. I definitely do this, when i am in a group setting especially!
Hehe! I’m glad you enjoyed this post, Ishieta!
Haha, that’s really great pointers.
Yawning and breath smell points are really great points to use mask appart from using for spreading infection
Wow, that’s an excellent observation, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post. There is always a silver lining to every situation. For me, it’s not compulsory to wear lipstick whenever going out 😁.
I have used mask in real life to avoid annoying people but some are really audacious people they stop and hello, lagta Hai pehchana nahi…..
And how can you forget the savings on lipstick 😃😃
Oh, yes! That too! But, that’s the most annoying one if you’re dressing for a party.
Haha, never thought about these. It was fun to read.
I almost see a lot of people not wearing masks, ever since I have moved here to Delhi. I feel weird. Most people don’t take Covid seriously anymore. Apart from the fact of Covid I must say I do agree with all your points especially ignoring people. I actually do that, thanks to my mask.
Haha… Good one. Can’t agree more. We can definitely hide our mood swings too. Hiding emotions are toughest but the mask does it quite effectively.
Thank you, Swati!
That’s an amazing take on wearing masks. However I’ve experienced something opposite with dental care. I usually took that route in a hurry but now I make sure that I don’t leave home without brushing. Thanks to the mask. Talk of “having a taste of your own medicine” 😂
Hahahha! We all look for loopholes, Raghav, so, you’re not alone!
That’s a good observation and a fun way to enjoy this new normal. Loved your suggestions. People don’t know your expression when your face is hiding behind a mask.
So true right, Abha?! Haha!
Absolutely loved this post, Cindy! Masks are useful not only in saving us from health hazards but also in doing what we want to do behind the mask😜
Hahahaha! You got that right, Aditi!
I really enjoyed reading this post. There is always a bright side to things. Looks like the masks are going to be there for a long time. Might as well enjoy the benefits 🙂
Right na, Madhu?! Glad you enjoyed this fun post!
Lol. I especially connect with the benefit of not identifying. I have one more benefit….if you live in a city that has suddenly put a rule that even blue tooth cannot be used when using the vehicle, it is advantageous to have the mask on and take the call if it is important, connected to the car speakers. No one will know you are talking 😉 . This was also a TONG moment for me when I suddenly passed a cop while on the phone. On a serious note, I do not endorse talking while driving/riding as it can be distracting even if you are hands-free. But sometimes you get that one important call that you cannot miss.
Hahahaha! Oh yes, Vasumathi! But hubby told me they stop and check your phone or something. Anyway, thanks to my ‘awesome’ navigation skills, I need to keep my focus on the GPS so I avoid all calls when I’m driving, so did not even think of this one.
I love these posts of yours, Cindy. They are always a hoot. Masks can sometimes be a pain, particularly when you wear glasses. But they definitely have some benefits. Particularly when you need to ignore someone for your own mental peace.
Oh I wear glasses too and it is a pain especially while driving (they want us to wear masks even if we are ALONE in the car). Heights!
Only you could come up with these crazy ideas, Cindy. But, i have to admit that they are true. Great observation skills u have I must say. The lovers should have worn shields too 🙂 The last one is to far fetched for me 🙂 Its a fun read and 10/10 for you.
Hahaha! Thanks, Harjeet! Glad you enjoyed it!
What I liked about wearing masks is , now thankfully helps to feel comfortable when any one annoying stares 🙂
Secondly No make up
No issues 🙂
I cannot really say I’m comfortable with wearing masks but I feel you, Ghazala!
Ha! Ha! This was fun to read. And I definitely agree with the point about being able to avoid annoying people. I hate small talk and avoid it as much as I can. Wearing a mask has helped me shorten meaningless conversations! Also, if I haven’t taken the time to do up my face because I’m in a rush, a face mask is very useful to hide my tardiness.
Hahaha, glad you enjoyed reading, Satabdi!
I really enjoyed reading it. I agree with all these benefits. Would share this one with others too and I guess most of us agree with this.