Saturday, September 5

Are you ready?

When in a split second, a microscopic entity becomes vile and exerts itself rudely and attacks a poor immune system viciously, it shows to prove the extent of the fragility of the human body. In reality, we do not know how vulnerable we are until we see the sour point of our vulnerability as a condition to our complicated existence.

In Canada we have yet to react, but there are chances that some of us will in a very near future. And I tell you if you have lived a winter in Canada, then, you would know why some people would be going mad for vaccination against a vile flu.
In Iran, I know for sure, that the whole Flu thing is going to scare the Mullahs, not the people. Iranians are not worried about the Flu, because they have the Mullahs to be worried about—the Plague of the Centuries past.


May your God keep you away from Swine Flu, because the vaccine cannot, and I am not kidding. Have a friend, a seventy-five years old feisty lady, who received Flu Shots last year, and twice ended up in Hospital to get rid of it! So, there goes your hope for medical intervention. But if there is a problem, the solution, then, should lie within.

What options do we have?

As far as the flu is concerned, we should apply the rules of Thumbs, the common-sense approach to defeat the vile attack. For that we should go back to our childhood and try to remember our elders’ simple words of wisdom—although number 6 is a contemporary wisdom:

1) Washing hands is the first rule to keeping yourself healthy. Your hands go to so many places, including your mouth, so keep them clean for your own sake, if not for the sake of the others.
2) Try to carry a pack of tissue papers in your purse, in your pocket. If you are an old type, try to have at least two clean and ironed handkerchiefs handy.
3) For haven’s sake do not sneeze into people’s face. Have manners, what is wrong with you guys?
4) Cough as much as your lung can afford, but don’t spit at people. That’s nasty. Cover your bloody mouth with a tissue paper, a handkerchief, and if none is available to you, then cough into your own sleeve. Don’t share what you don’t like with other people. That’s down right cheap.
5) Stay at home, you won’t loose your job over flu. You always lie. But, if you are feeling slightly sick do not show up at work, just be honest and say that you are contagious. The boss will understand that, I promise you.
6) And to MOTHERS: DO NOT SEND YOUR PRECIOUS ONES TO SCHOOL, IF THEY HAVE FEVER AND RUNNY NOSE. STAY AT HOME AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILD. NO ONE WILL TAKE AWAY YOUR PRECIOUS IDENTITY, YOUR JOB, FROM YOU, IF YOU SHOW THEM THAT YOU ARE A CARING MOTHER.
Katayoun

2 comments:

Colleen said...

I like using a hanky to cover my mouth in very public areas. I feel that a hanky does more to protect me than a tissue. I'm the designer of Happy Hanky and have seen an increase in hanky sales...I wonder if people are using them to protect themselves from the swine flu??

Anonymous said...

Dear Colleen,

I believe that some "old-school" people will still use and prefer a hanky over a diluted pulp. AS for the role of hanky in the protection from the Swine Flu, your question has got me into thinking!

Katayoun

Cheers