It was time for my usual trip to Trader Joe's. I wore the mask from the picture above.
I have three masks I use regularly. (I have two others that I don't really wear. I like to be able to change things out.) They get washed after each use.
The edges on this mask have started to fray a bit. I didn't think too much of it.
I put the mask on in the car. I walked into Trader Joe's, grabbing a cart. I had put a couple things in my cart when an inhale brought with it one of the threads from the edge of the mask. Right into my nostril.
So, what to do? The point of the mask is to not touch one's face. (Well, among other concerns.) Do I pull the mask away from my face? Reach inside? Step outside?
In the end, I just suffered through. And I made sure to cut those threads off as soon as I got home. (I don't wear the mask while driving--it's just me in the car--so it was only an in-the-store problem.)
Ah, the joys of wearing a mask...