The debate not only goes on, it's getting louder and more contentious.  It's starting to heat up in stores and restaurants with no sign of cooling down.

Complete disclosure, I wear a mask where I'm asked to and, more often than not, even where I'm not.  Sure it's an inconvenience but I'd rather be safe than sorry and I'm not only wearing it for me but for others as well.

For many, wearing a mask or not wearing a mask is a statement.  I don't see it that way but to each their own.  However, when it comes to environments privately owned and operated, there's certainly rules in place put there by ownership or by city, state or federal government.

I compare the "no mask no entry" to "no shoes, no shirt, no service".  To me it's as simple as that.  Plus you may be saving yourself or someone else.

Nevertheless, as these times dictate, it has become more than that causing some individuals to take things to the next level.  The bottom line is, if you don't want to wear a mask but the place requires one go somewhere else.

So, what if you still want to go in without a mask?  How would you feel paying for the right to do so?  Well, Honor Family Market southwest of Traverse City in Benzie County will sell you a mask for a dollar but if you still don't want to wear one you could be charged $10.00.  They're calling it a "Hazardous Service Charge".

So what do you think?  Would you pay 10 bucks to not be told what to do by a business owner?

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