Anyways – regardless of your opinion on masks – no need to argue it to me (in the comments or as a Funny All American Uncle 4th Of July 2021 Shirt) because the owner makes those calls. My job is to enforce his decisions. Whether that be “all customers have to wear face masks covering mouth and nose” or if it were “all customers have to wear sleeveless denim vests,” I’d have to enforce it if he wanted it so. That’s literally part of my job.
Our in-house mask mandate at the restaurant remains firmly in place and I spent my entire shift telling people to comply or leave. Then telling them again. Then a third time. Then getting our larger, more physically intimidating line cook to tell them. By the end of the shift I was a master at putting my hand up authoritatively and saying “Sir/Ma’m, it is your choice whether or not to wear a face covering, just as it is our choice to service you in this private business. So comply with our dress code or exit the premises.”