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When I began wearing a mask into local stores last April, I saw the stares. I was definitely in the minority, and though unsaid, I knew some were thinking I was one of those freaked out by the pandemic or perhaps even some sort of liberal looney. Last spring, when I opted to severely restrict access to our office and subsequently required a mask to enter it, there were those who assumed we were trying to make some sort of political statement because, well, we’re in the media business. 
People make and live daily by assumptions. Facts don’t really matter; perception is reality.
Where is Brad Hicks going with this in his weekly "On the Side" column? Check the Commentary page in the Sept. 10 Kossuth County Advance.

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