This morning on The Rock and Fox Show we talked about how many of us here on the SouthCoast get frustrated when we see others out in public who are not wearing a mask.

I was at a grocery store on Tuesday, which was the day before our statewide mandate on wearing face masks while in public and particularly in stores and supermarkets. It looked as though most of the people I saw while shopping were wearing masks, but there were some who were not. I found this odd. My first thought was that maybe they forgot their mask in the car and didn't want to go back for it.

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Then I saw this one man while standing in the checkout line and I immediately felt bad for him and thought, maybe he doesn't have a mask because he doesn't have any extra money to buy one. I wish I had had one of my disposable masks handy to give to this older man, but I don't carry my pocketbook in the store anymore. I was not flooded with annoyance when I saw him like I could have been.

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Christine Fox/Townsquare Media

Since we are now passed the May 6 date, we are all required by the governor's order to wear a mask in public where social distancing isn't possible, like in the supermarket.

I'm planning on carrying an extra disposable mask or two with me when I head into stores like the supermarket and if I see someone without one who seems to be struggling, I'm going to offer them one of mine.

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