Over the past few months, I have been spending an inordinate amount of time watching “Karen” videos on YouTube.
These are videos of people – mostly women – who lose their composure in public, usually over something fairly benign.
Lately it has mostly been because they are asked to wear their masks in some or the other retail store.
And I have been wondering when we were going to have our first Karen video.
Well, we finally did.
In KZN, a woman let staff have it when they asked her to put on her mask, claiming she knows the law and that her constitutional rights were being infringed upon.
In the video she clearly states that there’s no law requiring her to wear a mask in public.
I have heard dozens of Google lawyers make this statement.
I just wanted to say, firstly, it IS the law that you wear a mask in public.
But let’s assume for a moment that you are right.
There are also no laws stating that you shouldn’t stop a falling knife with your bare feet, or walk in a road in the middle of the night wearing dark clothing, or pick up hot braai coals with your fingers.
Because these things will all end badly for you, they require common sense, not laws.
Just wear your mask, Karen!