It’s 30-something degrees here in New England, winter is right around the corner, and I’m thinking about one of the great tragedies of our time: the death of the ski mask.
They’re cozy, they keep your nose warm and they even have the cute little mouth hole so you can drink hot chocolate or scream at people to get on the ground.
It’s depressing that they’ve been ruined by bank robbers and home invaders and 70′s movie terrorists. If I go outside my front door wearing one to shovel the driveway: neighbors foolishly assume I’ m off to shoot an internet beheading video rather than just trying to avoid frostbite.
Criminals wear gloves, too. Why do we still wear them? How have they avoided the stigma?
Would you wear a ski mask if they were still considered socially acceptable?