DP plates and a mask


I pulled into a handicap parking space at Safeway today. It’s okay for me to do so, because I have disabled person plates on my car (yeah, the permanent kind, not just a placard) because I am permanently disabled due to degenerative disc disease.

Right after I pulled in, another vehicle pulled into the handicap space beside me. It was a Ford F-150.  The driver got out of his vehicle and ran into the store ahead of me.

Humboldt County as of Midnight last night is back under a mandatory masking order. It no longer matters whether or not you have been vaccinated, you, for the sake of your fellow citizens are required to wear a mask when indoors in a public place.

The fellow with the Ford F-150 was not wearing a mask.  Of course, he wasn’t alone. I would guess that 1 out of 10 people in the store were also not wearing one.  Sometimes it takes awhile for the word to get out, although the store had posted signs on all of the doors that masks were mandatory. But not wearing a mask was not the only problem with Mr. F-150:

1- His truck bore no HP placard or plates (if caught, that’s a $250 to $1,000 fine).

2- He had a Trump 2020 sticker on his bumper.

3- His license plate frame indicated that he had purchased his truck from a Ford dealer in  Fortuna (the bright red spot in the otherwise dark blue Humboldt County).

I’m guessing that his not wearing a mask was deliberate, as was his parking where he should not.