Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Now That's Just Rude

No, it's not just rude it's downright anti-social!

I'm talking about a survey I heard about yesterday by the Consumer Travel Alliance which finds that over 73% or those surveyed would travel on a plane even if they thought they had the (H1N1) Swine Flu!

Having gotten the flu this season, presumably from someone who failed to stay home when they were contagious and broadcasting the virus, I have only one thing to say to those people: "Stay Home, you idiots!"

Have you not heard the news that there is a flu epidemic? Have you not heard that the flu can be spread? Have you not heard that there is a shortage of vaccine (and hence no shortage of people ripe for infection)? Do you really want to be the 2009 equivalent of Typhoid Mary?

In a related article that I found, some airlines are actively looking for people who appear to be infected and keeping them off flights, but it is not as sure a way of preventing the spread of the flu than having people act socially responsible.

Granted, that is asking people to act against their human nature, people tend to care about themselves and damn anyone that gets in their way, but what can I say? I still believe that people want to be nice to each other...

Wherever you are today, I hope you'll be socially responsible and stay home if you're sick!

Don Bergquist - November 24, 2009 - Lakewood, Colorado, USA

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