If you’re anything like me, a sensible person who cares about the health of others, you’ve been wearing a mask whenever you’re out and about. You may have also discovered that masks with elastic loops that use your ears as a way to stay pressed against your face are slightly uncomfortable.
There’s an easy fix that’ll save your ears and press the mask even more tightly to your face. You just need one of these (it is a large paperclip, in case you can’t see the lovely picture):
Which you then attach, like so, to one of the elastic loops:
Next, slap that mask on your face, place the elastic bands over your ears, and pull them behind your head so you can attach the other loop to the paperclip:
Adjust for your comfort and then send me a lovely email thanking for for this fantastic tip.
I’m sure there are little doodads you can buy, or 3D print, that do the same thing but you probably already have a paperclip laying around.
I know what you’re thinking, “But, Scott, won’t I look silly with a paperclip pressed against the back of my head?” There’s a global pandemic happening. No one cares what you look like.
Now you’re thinking, “Scott, why didn’t you include a picture of you wearing a mask so we can see what it looks like on the back of your neck?” I took several of those pictures, dear reader. Trust me, you’re better off not seeing them.