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Love is... surgical face-masks

Brendan O'Connor


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'I thought I was being smart and beating the crowds. I thought no one else would be crazy enough to be thinking about masks right now'

'I thought I was being smart and beating the crowds. I thought no one else would be crazy enough to be thinking about masks right now'

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'I thought I was being smart and beating the crowds. I thought no one else would be crazy enough to be thinking about masks right now'

Love isn't all flowers and chocolates and Champagne. Love is about the dull stuff too. Providing. Looking after them. Keeping them safe.

I thought they'd laugh me out of it in the chemists. And they did. But not for the reason I expected. I even said, "Don't laugh" before I asked if they had surgical face-masks. But he did laugh.

Not because I was crazy enough to be looking for face-masks. But because I was crazy enough to think he might have any left. I had even gone to one of those special chemists where they have various medical equipment. He told me my best bet at this stage was to get some from America, that I might get lucky online.