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We are a sick bunch of people.
Everywhere I go, all I hear and see is hacking and sneezing.
“I have allergies,” a woman said in line while I was waiting for my food.
Joe Heller / Green Bay Press-Gazette
No, you don’t. You have a virus like the rest of us.
Blaming allergies makes people around you feel safer. Allergies are not contagious, like that crud we’re all struggling with.
“Don’t worry, it’s just allergies,” she said. Yeah. That’s why everyone around you is going to feel like poop by tomorrow, right?
This season’s crud is stronger than usual. It grabs you and makes you feel like … crud.
“I’m sick as a dog,” I overheard another person saying.
No, you’re not. I have dogs, and they don’t get sick. If they did get sick, I would rush them to the veterinarian and get them well.
And, if you are sick as a dog (let’s assume that a dog got really sick and had to be rushed to the vet), what are you doing out here in public, spreading germs?
I used to get sick more often when I had little kids because kids are germ magnets. They got sick, shook it off in a few days, and I suffered for the next two weeks.
When I was in kindergarten, I remember chewing on the same rubber toy every other kid in the class chewed on. What an efficient way to spread germs. Only kids would think of that. Oh, yes, then comes kissing. That’s even more efficient.
After I sucked on the toy, I always washed my hands, just to be on the safe side.
Yes, we are sick, sick, sick.
I get the flu shot each year, but it does not protect against the crud. Last time I got it, I didn’t even feel the needle. Not that I’d freak out if I did, but I expected to feel a prick, and there was nothing. The tech did a great job. Then she sneezed. Good thing I got the shot.
A friend said she would rather be sick with the flu than get a flu shot. Excuse me? The flu is vicious. It takes you down and keeps you down.
With my luck, the only year I don’t get the shot, we’d have a repeat of the 1918 pandemic.
It actually lasted two years and killed between one and three percent of the world’s population.
It was started by a group of kids in a kindergarten class chewing on the same rubber toy. Just kidding. It started some other way.
So, getting the shot and parting with a few dollars is actually a much better option than becoming a human faucet for a couple of weeks.
What’s really unfair is when I get sick right before a big trip, and I bought non-refundable airline tickets. Watch out fellow flyers, here I come. I cannot get my money back, so all of you are now going to get the germ treatment.
I try to be thoughtful of others. I sneeze into my sleeve, not in the air. I even do silent sneezes, but that feels like a bomb going off in my head. It feels better when the sneeze is released normally … into my sleeve.
So, when you’re around me, and I don’t look all that good, don’t touch my sleeve; nor my rubber toy.
Being self-employed, it’s really a big problem when I get the crud. It took me a while to learn to deal with it.
I once called in sick, but nobody picked up the phone.
So, I left a message.
Nothing got done that day. I then decided to go back to work and stay late.
Like I said, we are sick people.
Dog Owners Have Healthier Babies
JULY 10, 2012
A study in the journal Pediatrics found that infants who lived in homes with dogs had fewer coughs, colds, and ear infections than infants from canine-free homes. What do you think?
On the downside, you’ve got to be the person who has a dog and a baby and acts like a better person for having both.
Meanwhile, babies who like iguanas are more likely to one day listen to the Cure.
Community Outreach Coordinator
That makes me feel better about all the deer ticks.
Flight Kitchen Manager
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New Book, “Dog on the Roof”, Satirizes the Mitt Romney Dog on Roof Story
Published May 17, 2012
A new book, “Dog on the Roof”, reignites the public’s feelings about the now infamous Mitt Romney dog on roof story.
Did you think that the Mitt Romney dog on roof story would go away? If so, think again.
The story, which has become a thorn in the side of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, is once again being unearthed despite his efforts to put the issue to rest. Thanks to a new book being put out by Simon & Schuster next month, Romney will likely have to brace himself for yet another wave of animal rights activism and unwelcome negative press.
The book, aptly titled “Dog on the Roof”, is a 64-page satire of the story of Seamus, the Romney family dog who rode in an overhead kennel on a 12-hour trip to Canada in the 1980s. The book describes itself as being the “true–and only mildly embellished” story of what actually happened on the now infamous trip.
While the book is meant to be humorous, some have found it to have a semblance of truth behind it. Many have dubbed the Romney incident as being incredibly cruel, with some citing it as evidence of an inherent “meanness” in the presidential hopeful.
On the flip side, Romney has defended his actions, and has deflected the severity of the situation he put his dog in. Though he has tried to put the issue to rest many times, it continues to come back and haunt him.
The publication of the new Simon & Schuster book, along with the re-inflamed sentiments about the Seamus’ story, serve as a reminder that the story won’t go away anytime soon, and that we’ll likely be hearing of it until Election Day passes in November.
What do you think about the new book “Dog on the Roof”? Will you give it a read? What about the Mitt Romney dog on roof incident as a whole? Is it a character story that should continually be revisited, or does it have no place in the general election? Share your thoughts in a comment!
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