2021 Sep 18, 2:59pm
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Last Friday, 9/17/21, I went into the JoAnn's Fabric store, at 85 and Almaden. I walked straight to the section I wished to section I wished to purchase from and began shopping. While comparing the items, a store employee came up to me. She enquired if I had a mask. I politely stated I did not and went back to comparing items. She said she would get one for me. I politely said "no, thank you." She then stated that the sign on the door said that one had to have a mask to enter. I pointed out that there were exemptions - note, however, that I did not volunteer whether I was making use of one. She again said she would get me a mask. I again said "no, thank you." She then walked away in a huff. I proceeded to finish my shopping, waited in line for a cashier and exited the store. Today, I went into a Safeway (on Bernardo, in Sunnyvale). I did my shopping (noting one man with a mask earring and another maskless man). At the check-out stand, the cashier asked if I had a mask. I politely said "No, I do not." I offered no other explanation, and the cashier rang my purchases up. I have decided to go maskless into stores and see what will happen. I am hoping that a manager will soon be called to talk with me. If they wish for me to leave their store, I will, provided that they, in their managerial capacity, give me a written letter asking me to leave. I plan to collect just such letters in the event that a class action, for discrimination, can be brought.