Oh wow. I could have written your post. Due to my line of work, I know and am friends with so many anti vaxxers. Also, many anti vaxx anti mask people are customers.
I have removed a few from my life because they were the ’spiritual, conspiratists with the loudest voices, they also worship Trump, believe he saved the children and are right into QANON.
I feel the same way because I too don’t handle confrontation well. I have a friend I have known for years. She is not into qanon but she is an anti vaxxer, buying into the apparent evil and corruption currently being played out. She sent me a message last week and the mandate was mentioned. I think she was trying to guage my response. We have been going on a few walks together. I replied to her message a few days ago and I haven’t heard back. Back in June we went to a day workshop together and she mentioned at the table that she refuses to be next to anyone who has been vaxxed due to the shedding.
I like my days off because I am not around the anti vaxx anti mask customers telling me stuff and it’s out of my face. My work friends don’t push but I would say 98% of them won’t get the vaxx including the boss and her family. 90% of the staff don’t wear masks because they have an exemption.
I saw this in the news today.