Column: Too tough to be respectful?

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Commentary by Jason Peek

Lately, I’ve seen and heard a lot of people bickering about wearing masks.

As always is the case, we all are different and choose to live our lives differently. Some businesses and municipalities require wearing a mask and enforce it while others choose not to do so.

As a business owner I can’t please everyone, so at Main Street Barber Shop I leave it to grown adults to make their own decisions on what to do. That way I am not policing or parenting others but leaving it to the individuals.

Something else that I think works — at least in the shop — is if someone asks, any or all of us will wear a mask, because you never know what someone else has going on in life, health-wise, and we all can be a little more accommodating if needed. It costs nothing.

Again, we are all different and can’t force our wills or beliefs on others, but we can all respect and work together through these difficult times and respect one another on masks, politics, religion or something else.

Jason “Hogjawz” Peek owns Main Street Barber Shop in Carmel. He can be reached by email him at hogjawz@att.net.


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