Sailing Invidious Multinational Germs
I remember it must have been about five years ago when Jonathan arrived in the office, fresh from a Home Entertainment Show and as happy as can be. He had finally discovered the secret for avoiding the show flu, despite the handshakes and late nights.
Something about swabbing the nostrils, he told me.
I didn't listen. What did I get for not listening? I got sick. This year, I'm a new man. I'm into listening. I'm into planning. I'm planning on not getting sick.
J-10 popped into my inbox over Memorial Day weekend. He advises:
Here's how to stay healthy at the Show. Duane Reade for Wash'n'Dri "Moist Disposable Towelettes Kills Germs," and use 'em. Wipe down after talking to those who cough as much as they talk. [Hee hee. Ed.] Those who grab your hand and wrench you closer in delirium at your visit, sailing invidious multinational germs your way.
And don't touch your eyes before you do so.
Use 'em before you dig into the bread you'll be starving for at the end of the day. Think back; just where have your hands been today?
Buy a small tube of Polysporon, an antibacterial gel used to heal cuts faster. Every morning squirt a dab of it on the tip of a QTip and swab your nasal passages.
Virus receptors are right up there in the bridge of the nose.
Checked with my doctor and pharmacist; both thought it an excellent idea.
Haven't come home sick from HE or CES for years this way.
See you there... feel free to share!
Thanks, J-10. I will pass this on like other will pass on the germies.