Stop Shaking

Flu season is starting which means more germs, germs, germs. There are two things I think people should work especially hard on. First, sneeze in your arm/sleeve. Who started sneezing in your hand…if you really think about that, it is disgusting. All those germs are going in your hand, then you touch anything and everything, others hands, your keyboard, phones, door knobs, etc. So please, use your arm!! Second, of course, stop shaking hands. Since Obama will be winning on November 4th lets just take his lead with “the bump”. Dr. Bill Norcross (UCSD) suggests bumping elbows or imitating some of the Asian countries and making a slight bow (I’m not a fan of that one though). Have you ever been in a situation when you are in a group for example and they ask everyone to hold hands…UGH. Am I the only one that cringes at that?

About 36,000 people die annually from influenza. Yes that is the extreme end but I don’t even like wasting a day lying in bed because of someone else’s inconsideration. So if you get sick, stay away from people, wash your hands, don’t shake anyone’s hands, sneeze in your arm and don’t use other people’s things at the office. Does anyone else have a good suggestion?