Yesterday, I had an appointment in downtown Columbia, SC. The five other people in the room with me, along with everyone else in the building, were wearing masks. We were sitting in a conference room at a large table, with everyone spaced far apart. We were there for over an hour and before I entered the building, I'd placed my "exempt from mask mandate" sticker on my blouse on the top right, in the place where you'd wear a nametag.
It was uncomfortable, as there was peer pressure to conform, but I held my ground and didn't wear a mask. No one said anything to me, just plenty of furtive glances my way. You have to stand up for freedom. I will not give in just to make everyone "feel" better. And, if their masks work, why do I need one??