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Monday, July 13, 2009

Try to avoid any Virgos or Leos with the Ebola virus

We are on Full Swine Flu Alert, which is nothing to laugh about but we are struggling to take it seriously. For years and years and years we've had to buy our own cleansing materials as we've never much fancied the thirty-year-old bars of old Buttermilk soap. Despite all the cycles of local epidemic illnesses. All of a sudden we are swamped with antibacterial wipes, telephone sanitisers and keyboard deodorisers. Everything smells of chemical swipes. Telephone calls trigger asthma attacks.

Maisie's spent all day again today getting COSHH cerificates from sundry companies "in case somebody decides to drink any of it," which is either a reflection of the collective mood or a reaction to our recent Health & Safety intervention.


Gadjo Dilo said...

I spent 4 years studying coordination ambiguity (and got the certificate to prove it) so, coupled to the fact that I find it hard to take anything seriously these days: anybody who is a swine and has the flu is a menace and should be shot (probably).

(How did you get that explanation bubble on "COSHH", by the way??)

Lavinia said...

Things are not always used for their intended purpose. A nearby park often has mouthwash bottles littering the ground beneath a picnic table. Are homeless bums really so concerned with fresh breath?!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: it's the HTML acronym tag.

Lavinia: winos and wastrels are fastidious about the mouthparts