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A troubling bus ride

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Yesterday I got on a no. 7 bus to my house in Jerusalem. The bus was fairly packed but I managed to find one seat in the section set aside for elderly. Across from me sat two clean-cut youth around 15 or so with no masks in sight. I politely asked them, “could you please put on your masks?” They looked at me with such disdain and burst out into laughter, basically ignoring me. As I feared for my health and the health of others, I asked once more, “Please, could you put on your mask?”…this only upped their laughing and snootiness. Finally, they took their black masks out of their pockets, and put them on in a comical position. At this point I had had enough, and went up to the bus driver and said “Are masks required on this bus?” He said, “Yes.” I pointed to the two kids and said these two kids don’t have masks. He said, “If so, I will need to call the police”. At that........

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