Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Keep calm and carry on

Are you concerned about swine flu?

All weekend I was sure I was coming down with it. Mrs F-C returned from the US with a sniffle, and that was it for me.

Thankfully it's come to nothing, but let's not get complacent. They've closed a school in our area and it's all over London. Someone I work with was in Mexico last week and she's been told not to return to work for another week, just in case. Who knows, though, she might actually have it.

Much as I enjoy Survivors, I don't really want to live it quite yet, unless of course everything worked and everyone who was left behind was nice and unthreatening and there was still loads of fresh food, petrol, TV, etc.

I've been waiting for the end of the world for ages now. Is this it, or are we over-reacting?

Do you want to talk about Thatcher instead?


office pest said...

I think this is it. I think the Authorities are going to cull us, to distract attention away from the worldwide economic f-up.

On a lighter note, have you carried on watching Ashes to Ashes? I believe it's got better this last episode or three.

Dr Jane said...

I think it's a bit of a hysterical over-reaction. But journos must be desperate to write about something else other than the global crisis so have leapt on this. I've given up on the news and papers at the moment.

Five-Centres said...

I was horrified to see Max Clifford is representing the first two victims in Scotland. Talk about Dr Death.

And yes, OP, I'm still watching. I thought the second one was way better than the first one. Still having music issues though.

Helen said...

There was a mist coming in from the sea on Friday morning and I was sure it was bringing a blanket of swine flu (a bit like the mist in 'The Incredible Shrinking Man). Am torn between 'This is the end of civilisation' to 'Don't believe the hype' so feel free to quote me on either at some future point of reference.
Gave up on 'Ashes to Ashes', but have started watching the first series of 'Flight of the Conchords' on Sunday evening and really enjoyed it.

Ishouldbeworking said...

I've been eating loads of bacon, to boost my immune system. It's a sort of homeopathic treatment, except you don't just eat the memory of bacon.