We’re approaching runny nose season. My first encounter with a drippy faucet was yesterday. I’d just paid for a magazine and the bookseller cordially bagged the purchase--after he had sneezed an Oscar-worthy sneeze into his hand and wiped his nose with his bag hand.
Yikes! I took out a Kleenex and used it as protection for holding the bag. I imagined all the germs enjoying Pastel Journal, multiplying into little pods, like in the movie, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers... When I got home I sprayed Lysol into my car and on the magazine. Over the top? Heck no! Not with swine flu flying around. Even ol’ Harry Reasoner couldn’t escape the virus.
“Season” is fast approaching when thousands of people, particularly ‘snow birds’ descend on Naples. This coastal town will soon be bumper to bumper-- on the roads and the beaches.
So far, there have been very few cases of the flu in our town on the gulf. So travelers, please be healthy when you decide to travel anywhere. Don’t fly, especially--keep the town you intend to visit a healthy place.