It’s late January, pretty much the dreariest part of the winter months.
And if the grey skies and cold weather aren’t enough, we’re also right in the middle of the flu season.
If you’re lucky you’ve made it through the flu season so far unscathed, and there’s a good chance you’re starting to feel a little cocky about your success.
Don’t worry, the statistics are here to bring you back to reality.
According to a survey conducted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases(NFID) 66 percent of Americans are knowingly spreading their flu germs.
That means two out of every three of you influenza factories are putting the rest of us at risk.
Now, I know what you’ll say. I need to go to work. I have things I have to get done. I don’t have time to be sick.
I have one thing to say to all of your cliché responses. Don’t be that person.
You know, the one who thinks the world will end if they take one day off.
And part of me respects your “suck it up” mentality, but all your really doing is putting the rest of us at risk.
So, you two out of three people, suck it up, and keep your germs to yourselves.
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…just for fun:
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