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Yeah, yuck.

Yeah, yuck.

As I sit here lathering on another fistful of Purell I began to wonder, “Who brought the sniffles to the office for Christmas?”.





Unlike the person who brings in the insane amount of Halloween candy the day after the festivities, whom we both adore and despise at the same time, this person who brings in this sinus-swelling case of the sniffles gets no love from me. 


I’m reminded of my days as mom to a toddler, bringing her home from daycare with her unending, year-long colds.  Of course, the reason for the endless need for tissues is always blamed on these children who simply go around all day sneezing and touching and licking and… eww, all the other things they do because they are kids. 


So, I guess what I am wondering is, it is supposed to be different here at the office, right?  I mean, of course we aren’t running around putting each others office supplies in our mouths, but we must be doing something to perpetuate this irritating cold-weather inevitability. 


Alas, I have no answers; I am simply ranting about one of the world’s little mysteries.  But here are a couple of hints for the “well-meaning” co-workers who are sharing their holiday spirit with your immune system.  Maybe I should have gone ahead with that flu shot…