Footage posted on TikTok showed a gas station clerk stunned to see the woman enter the convenience store with her face mask slashed to expose her nose and mouth.
“Where did you get that mask from?” he asked the woman as she approached the counter.
“Well, since we have to wear them and it makes it hard to breathe, this makes it a lot easier to breathe,” she replied.
Joking, the bemused clerk responded, “Cutting it? Yeah, I’ll do that too, thanks for the advice.”
The footage, which has received more than 796,000 likes since Friday, comes after Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced that shoppers will be requested to wear masks while in public starting May 11.
“While it’s gonna seem strange and is probably uncomfortable, I want us to know that this is just another small sacrifice that we can make to make sure that we keep each other safe,” Beshear said, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised that face coverings should “fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.”