If you don't like it, you are absolutely free to shop elsewhere.

Walmart stores in Michigan are taking a stand to protect their employees and customers - starting today, several of them will start enforcing their mask policies.

Up until now, masks have been, for lack of a better word, "optional" at many businesses. Some places have actively enforced this policy, while others have been more laid back about it.

As of today, however, many Michigan Walmart stores are done being laid back - several have indicated that they'll be enforcing their mask policy, starting today.

The social media posts are all the same, with different locations indicated at the end.

This comes after the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Walgreens, and more, have requested that governors throughout the United States pass a mask mandate.

The association's president, Brian Dodge, sent a letter to the National Governor's Association that said, "Retailers are alarmed with the instances of hostility and violence front-line employees are experiencing by a vocal minority of customers who are under the misguided impression that wearing a mask is a violation of their civil liberties."

Here's the rub, for those who really don't want to hear it - you can't yell and scream on social media about how you want the economy to open back up (I haven't yet to find somebody who DOESN'T want that, but that's beside the point) and then get mad when businesses DO open and require you to wear a mask.

Put up or shut up. I'm SO SICK of seeing these adults throw tantrums on social media. For goodness sake, my 13-year-old is more well-behaved than a lot of these bozos.

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