fwiw, I do, but only when entering establishments that ask me to or have signs posted that say I need to in order to enter. As long as they continue to ask me to or post signs that say I need to. I carry one with me pretty much every time I go to another destination; I put it on when entering a place that asks me to. I honestly just don't care. It's not a burden to me. Not saying you, or anyone, should feel like I do, just posting my answers to the questions you asked (& I lurk & tend to agree with a lot of your viewpoints here, I just think we differ here b/c, well, I... just... don't... care... about wearing a mask sometimes; it makes literally no difference to my life, but you do, & that's fine; just answering your questions from my pov). I wasn't in any way offended by your analogy to vasectomy + wearing a condom. I initially thought it was a good one. But my mind did almost immediately go to the STD aspect when I read it. A vasectomy won't protect you from STDs, so vasectomy=vaccine; condom=masks. Neither is honestly 100%, but with both? You should feel safe, from both unwanted pregnancy & STDs. Or even spreading an STD when you don't yet know you have it. Exactly! My brother gets all mad when we go into a restaurant that requires a mask 'til you get to your table. But I keep asking him "why do you even care?" It's like 30 seconds, tops. It's not like it's a huge burden. I'm Gen X. He's borderline GenX almost Millennial. Maybe that explains it (kidding!). Back on topic, to sum up my feeling about having to wear masks in certain places: I... just... don't... care. If I have to carry a mask with me for the rest of my life & some places say I need to wear it & some don't (I'm vax'd fwiw), I... just... don't... care. It's no effort at all. I'm a lazy MFer who just doesn't care about most stuff people seem to obsess over & the level of effort involved to put a mask on does not bother me in the least, so why do people care? If the sign in the store changes to "no shirt, no shoes, no mask - no service", then fine, I won't care. I've never been like "why can't I buy macaroni & cheese while not wearing a shirt!?!!!?!" I just... you know, wear a shirt, & buy my macaroni & cheese.