AUSTIN, TX – Jermaine Riddlestands was forced to reset his counter for tracking days without mentioning face masks back to zero after inadvertently virtue signaling in a rage-tweet earlier this weekend.
The 27-year-old travel blogger/influencer took to Twitter this weekend to gripe about travelers not wearing face masks in the airport rental car shuttle in an epic rage tweet.
According to witnesses, Riddlestands had been traveling from his hometown of New York City to visit some friends in Austin, Texas and was sitting on a rental car shuttle bus when the incident occurred. Riddlestands encountered a white male business traveler in his forties that was not wearing a face mask. Riddlestands, who was wearing a KN-95 mask asked the man to wear a mask, but the man, who was sitting a good 25 feet away at the back of the bus had difficulty hearing.
Riddlestands was forced to remove his face shield (which he was wearing over the mask) and yell the request which was finally understood by the business traveler and then politely declined.
It was then that Riddlestands, a huff, fired off an epic rage-fueled virtue-signaling tweetstorm – the very same tweetstorm that forced him to reset his “facemask mentions counter” back to zero. At the time, the counter had been sitting at 2 full days.
For his part, Riddlestands was surprised how quickly the rant lept off his fingers. Despite things having generally calmed down a bit the last few months, it was as if muscle memory kicked in from the many (many) rage-rants that he’d fired off over twitter the last few years. Before he even realized it, he spit out two full-length tweets – replete with a syringe and face mask emoji and a red face emoji. Some would later say that they’d not seen Riddlestands so happy as when he robotically fired off those two tweets.