A Seattle food truck is gaining fans and going viral after making a highly reliable sign of mask-wearing.
Evan, who asked to be identified by only his first name due to threats related to the sign, said he opened his Swine and Steel food truck just three months before the pandemic started.
At the beginning of the pandemic, he had posted smaller signs about masking, but several customers still came exposed to his truck every day.
In the end, he opted for a bigger, more noticeable sign.
“Masks go over the mouth and nose” is the sign, which consists of six sheets of paper glued together. “It’s been a year since I could train a dog faster.”
In a smaller text, Evan discussed excuses he often hears from those who do not want to wear masks.
“I forgot, get it,” reads the lower half of the sign.
“You won’t hear me, be louder. I can’t breathe, grow up! “
“People weren’t paying attention to (minor) signs … After a year and 400,000 Americans dead and counting, I have to worry about my wife who is immunocompromised.
The food truck for pigs and steel. Photo credit: Facebook
“I have to worry about my one co-worker and her spouse, and I have to worry about every customer who comes after a selfish person who believes that only their needs matter and I just couldn’t handle them anymore.” Evan told food TODAY.
“So I made a bigger sign that made me feel crystal clear.”
Images of the character shared on Twitter by a friend of Evan’s quickly went viral: the original post received over 250,000 likes and was retweeted over 50,000 times.
Evan said he was shocked when the picture got that kind of attention.
“We’re a two-person food truck that had about 30 followers on Twitter as of this week,” Evan said.
“It was an effort to respond to everyone, but every time I see someone say, ‘I wish I could set this up at work,’ I respond and say, ‘Hey, do it, I’ll waive copyright claims . ‘That’s a little cheeky, but apparently that’s my brand now. “