Monday, January 21, 2008

A FLUID OUNCE OF PREVENTION ... AT 40,000 FEET!

                             

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet "Bobby Bubonic," my seatmate today aboard United Flight #946 to Washington, D.C.  Bobby used the 4.5-hour, cross-country flight to practice his specialty:  coughing and hacking without covering his mouth.  As for me, have no fear:  I was ready for Mr. Bubonic and his ilk.  Every time he coughed in my direction, I simply smiled, reached into my coat pocket and pulled out a container of Purell Instant Germicide (guaranteed to "kill 99.99% of germs").  Perhaps it was my imagination, but by the end of the flight, Mr. Bubonic seemed to visibly recoil every time I reached for the Purell, almost as if he were Dracula and I was threatening him with a Holy Water Spritzer ...!

8 comments:

bvaneps834 said...

Uggggg----we even use that after church and shaking hands with so many people.! Is a good idea!

deshelestraci said...

Charming!  I'm sure he told all of his friends and family about the freak sitting next to him!
Traci

ab45yui said...

Make sure you wave my direction if you are in DC!

stupidsheetguy said...

I guess better it be Purell than a baseball bat.

stupidsheetguy said...

And lol at your sneaky photo!

gazker said...

At first, I thought he had those weird glasses on that put colours in front of your eyes to relax. Then I realised, I better put mine on jus to see ;-)
Love Jimmys comment about the baseball bat, its a better option for us Brits. We'd use s cricket bat though!......Grins
Gaz

mpnaz58 said...

You should have squirted him with it to see if he melted.  How rude!!  Whats with his glasses...maybe he has the plague!  My, what a traveler you are!
xoxo ~Myra

beckiepainton said...

you never know if the person next to you has c.j.d or m.r.s.a.Id get a face mask. Beckie x