It was the weekend before the World Cup and the weather was pouring.
As a result, the people in my hometown, South Africa, had decided to wear masks.
But it wasn’t just about the weather.
The weather, the conditions, the lack of a warm meal, and the fact that we didn’t know what was going on, all of this meant that we couldn’t be bothered.
And I was in the midst of this all.
The weather in South Africa is very different from the United States, but we’re both at home.
We have our own weather forecasts, but South Africa doesn’t.
In fact, it’s actually pretty much like the US: the weather is predictable.
We get our own daily forecast, we get the forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology, and it’s very clear what’s going on.
The only thing that varies from US to US is the way in which we’re doing things, and in the South African case, we weren’t doing things.
I was sitting in a restaurant in Johannesburg and I had just been watching the football game.
The atmosphere was very tense, and I thought, “I really don’t want to go out.”
I was actually quite shocked when I went out.
But I thought it would be a great idea to have my friend wearing a mask.
As I looked around, the other people in the restaurant were all wearing masks.
And it was very confusing.
For example, I could see a woman who was sitting with a man who was wearing a green mask and was talking on the phone.
She was wearing glasses.
And at the same time, I noticed a young man wearing a white mask who was chatting on his phone.
The woman had been talking on his mobile phone, and she was wearing sunglasses.
I could have just walked away, but I had to keep going.
And then I saw another young man who had a white head covering, and he was also talking on a mobile phone.
And so on and so forth.
The more I walked away from the table, the more confused I became.
And one of the guys was wearing this black mask.
And as I was looking at him, he was talking to a young girl wearing a black mask and she had also been wearing a helmet.
So I said, “That looks like someone wearing a head covering.”
And they said, “You know, we are wearing a face covering.”
So I had a bad feeling about that.
And the girl on the other side of me was wearing her mask, too.
And that’s when I decided to tell the young man I was a journalist.
I wanted to give him a chance to explain why he was wearing the mask.
“You know,” I said to him, “this mask is not about the temperature, it is about the mask itself.
It is not for the weather.”
And the young guy started to cry.
I had no idea what to say.
“Why is that?”
I asked him.
“Because this is what I am,” he said.
After he told me about it, I felt that he was really sincere.
I didn’t understand why he had put a mask on, but he had a good reason.
“The mask is about you,” I continued.
“And the mask is designed for a reason.”
And I asked the young men to take off their masks.
I told them that they were not doing this to make a statement.
They were wearing masks to protect themselves.
They had decided that it was a matter of principle.
And what did they do?
They took off their mask.
They took their masks off.
They told me that it’s the way to go.
I thought that I was right.
And, as I walked out, I thought about all the people I have spoken to who were wearing helmets and that was very troubling.
I went home and started thinking about how the mask was a very symbolic symbol.
What if this is how we protect ourselves?
As it turned out, it wasn, indeed, a symbol.
I’m going to explain it again.
I’m going back to the moment I went to the restaurant, the one where I was chatting with a woman wearing a hoodie.
She said that she had just finished eating and then the waitress asked if I wanted her to take my plate.
She said that the mask would be the perfect way to protect myself.
And that she wasn’t going to put on a mask to protect herself.
So, instead, she put on her mask and began to talk.
In South Africa you can only wear a mask when you have a phone and when you’re talking to someone, and that’s where I got the idea.
My friend had been wearing the same mask for the past five years.
But she hadn’t put on the mask because she had a phone.
So when she finished eating, she took off her mask.