Flu Prevention Plan

12 Jan

In case you’ve been living under a rock, this is one of the worst flu seasons we’ve ever had, especially in Chicago. Yippee.Here, let me blow my nose and then shake your hand. Cool? Cool.

I’ve had my shot, and I’m pretty good about washing my hands and using hand sanitizer. But even the best of shots and the strongest of Purells isn’t going to help much when the person behind you on the train hacks up a lung into your hair.


It seems to me that flu (and any other contagious illness) is mostly spread when people fall into one of two categories:

  1. A person doesn’t know that they’re sick yet.
  2. A person knows they are very ill, but goes out in public anyway. And then doesn’t wash their hands between blowing their nose and grabbing the railing.

So I’ve come up with a solution that will take care of both the unwitting and the uncaring assailant.

Mandatory neon signs that light up as soon as your body starts being ill.

Think about it. In category one, the sick person would know as soon as possible to start taking care of themselves and avoiding others. For people in category two, everyone else could give them a wide berth and vicious glares.

Problem solved. You’re welcome, Earth.


3 Responses to “Flu Prevention Plan”

  1. moviewriternyu January 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Yesterday was the first day in almost 3 weeks that I didn’t feel the flu had total control of my body. While I like your neon sign idea, I always thought my hacking and sneezing was my neon sign telling the world I’m with plague… 🙂

    • AllisonTheBookworm January 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

      Yikes, I’m glad you feel better!! Hacking is always a good indicator, but somehow the sneezers I end up near always pause in their expulsions for just enough time so I sit in front of them and get settled.

      • moviewriternyu January 13, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

        Just put on a HAZMAT suit and you’ll always be safe. I’m sure you could pull off the look… 🙂

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