Wednesday, September 9, 2009

going the distance

i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but swine flu could kill 90,000 people by the end of the upcoming flu season. i know this is true because the newspaper said so. and it is threat the department of defense is taking very seriously.

so seriously, in fact, that today my office participated in a social distancing exercise, wherein we all had to stay a minimum of three feet away from eachother and the office security officer walked around to make sure we were complying.

of course, an appropriate reprimand required her to get closer than three feet to the offender, but that is beside the point.

i took the opportunity to keep certain cubicle lurkers at bay, and the receptionist pointed out that social distancing is also a good excuse to avoid people with bad breath.

otherwise, the answer to your question is yes. a social distancing exercise is just as ridiculous as it sounds.

1 comment:

lpsilverstein said...

the easier solution would be for everyone to get the flu shot. Because the flu shot is suppose to cover it this year.