On Saturday, I came down with a cold. I spent the last 5 days, at home, sick.
I was told that when I came back to work today, I would need to wear a flu mask.
I hated every minute of it, it wanted to attack my eyes, it was hot inside, but it’s a Japanese custom to wear one so that you don’t get others sick. (Seems nice until you realize it means that rarely does anyone cover their mouths when they cough, because they’re expected to wear a flu mask if they’re sick).
Last time I had to wear one, my mom wanted to see a picture of me in a flu mask. Luckily, until now, I’ve avoided wearing one. Just for mom, here’s me in a flu mask. (ugggg!).