Waiting for a considerable period at roadworks on the Bass Highway about 10 kilometres south of Leongatha recently, I was struck by the absurdity of the poor traffic controller clad in heavy work gear, hi-vis vest and shrouded in a face mask in 32C heat.
What a massive overkill requirement by an inept state government, when, apart from travellers ensconced in their air-conditioned vehicles, the nearest living thing to this bloke was a lone dairy cow about 300 metres away across the paddock.
His greatest risk of infection might have been from a rogue dung beetle which may have strayed and lobbed on his mask!
David Vance, Inverloch.
Hot and sweaty face masks