Happy Friday, Dear Readers! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it seems the dreaded Swine Flu outbreak has not faded away!
In fact, I am sorry to report the First celebrity Swine Flu Fatality. And we all know who gave it to him……
This photo was taken by your intrepid Blogspot Reporter on the scene, the
Amusing Bunni (that would be me)!
I know, it's hard to look at, avert your eyes if you are disturbed. But it is important to keep aware of this pandemic, we are not out of the woods yet. You can keep up on the latest stats from the CDC here. This site updates daily.
If you live in Illinois, as I do, here is our local site from the
IL Health Dept. Chicago has quite a few cases.
If you read my tweets, 2 weeks ago right by where I work there were several confirmed
swine flu cases. Thank GOD I have escaped so far.
I must admit I am a bit of a germaphobe. I was on the ever crappy, Lawrence Ave. Bus. This route is always frequented by the unwashed masses and their unruly, unkempt spawn. I happened to be on it going home from work a few weeks ago, and a very unkempt, germy, slobby looking bum was on there too, coughing up a storm. This was right when the infection hype was hitting the airwaves. I was not the only one who was freaked out. Even the bus driver looked like she was about to throw him off. I kid you not, it could have been a Saturday Night Live Skit if it wasn't real!
This ignorant slob was not sitting very near me, a few rows down, but then he moved. An elderly guy told him to cover his mouth when he coughed. The creep mumbled something and then moved his seat to right across from me, all the while keeping up his disgusting hacking! Well, that was enough for me!
It was pouring rain, but I didn't care. Luckily the bus was stopped at the light, and I just hopped up (as we Bunnies do) and got off the back exit! Call me paranoid, but I felt this guy was a walking contagion factory and I didn't want to be a victim.
So, the lesson is, dear readers. Follow your gut. If something feels wierd, and you can escape, get out of there ASAP! This applies to everything in life. Relationships, jobs, bus rides, walking down a dark deserted street, whatever. This goes with my philosophy of not tolerating disturbing things in my life. I have put up with too much crap in the past, and now I just WON'T tolerate it anymore. A person can only stand so much. I used to be worried about hurting someones feelings. Always putting others feelings above my own - meanwhile did they give a rats ass about MY feelings? Hell, no!
Those deluded days are over for me. Now, something or someone gets on my nerves, I cut 'em loose. (I can't do that with my horrific job, unfortunately, 'cause I haven't won the Lotto, yet).
GOD gives us our intuition, and we would be wise to follow it. Revelation Knowledge is a Beautiful Thing!! Listen to that little voice in your head.
(Just don't answer it out loud in public, or you might get locked up).
It is better to be safe than sorry!
Ask our dear departed friend pictured above, Kermit.
Stay safe and well out there, and remember to avoid germs like the plague.
GOD Bless, Bunni