This morning I had the privilege of experiencing firsthand the rampant paranoia that has been growing around the recent outbreak of swine flu. Now don't get me wrong, I'm sure swine flu sucks, but I seriously doubt that we'll still be talking about it a couple of months from now.
As most of you that have been following me this week on Twitter and Facebook already know I've been sick enough to put me out of work for two days. Thankfully, it was just my sinuses combined with a nasty head cold and just about the only thing remaining today is a cough and not much else. Well, I went to Dunkin' Donuts this morning to grab breakfast. I always go inside as I don't like wasting gas sitting in the drive through and it always feels good to get out and walk after the 25 minute drive from Greece to Webster. So there I am standing in line with about 10 other patrons when I cough... it doesn't get much of a response. I cough a second time... this time several people glance over there shoulders at me and the two people in front of me, the one person behind me and the person next to me all take one full step away from me.
I almost started laughing. I swear if someone else had been with me I would have started talking about me "recent trip to Mexico" just to fuck with people. I seriously think that if I had pulled out a tissue and blown my nose a riot would have ensued.
We really have become just a bunch of sheep in this country.
SWINE FLU JOKE OF THE DAY:
A blond watching the news hears that 2 Brazilian men died from the swine flu. She cries & sobs "Oh my god! How many is a Brazilian?