Why, Germ, Why
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a germ as "a small living thing that causes disease." (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/germ)
I define it a little differently. Germ - an evil creature of minute size who, when joined by millions of his equally evil compadres, conspires to make life miserable for whoever's body it is they are inhabiting by raising and then suddenly lowering the body temperature, stuffing up the head, causing incessant coughing, making the throat soar, and robbing said someone of his or her voice.
My definition might just be a tad specific. It relates particularly to the rotten little beasties that began to inhabit my body earlier this week and have been having quite a party of it ever since.
Today I am going to seek reinforcements. If nothing else I hope to acquire some of the really good cough syrup that will let me sleep through the night. As I suspect the germs I'm hosting are viral rather than bacterial there won't be much else the medical forces of our planet can do to help me battle these invaders.
Here is a video I'm thinking of showing my kids when I get back to school.
Protect, Don't Infect
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/germ-bacillus-angry-fight-against-158107/ by OpenClipartVectors
JohnRoberts wrote on September 6, 2015, 8:52 AM
And what about germs that come in human form? They exist.
lexiconlover wrote on September 6, 2015, 8:53 AM
You should watch the movie Osmosis Jones if you haven't. It's a kids movie but it talks about grms and it is kind of cute actually.
WordChazer wrote on September 6, 2015, 8:57 AM
I recommend Covonia Cough Linctus, if you have that over there. I'm prone to coughs and it's the only thing that stops a nasty little virus long enough to let me sleep. Viruses are wonderfully inventive little blighters too. If they didn't make us feel like warmed up stale bread, they'd probably be feted as masters of scientific evolution.
CoralLevang wrote on September 6, 2015, 9:00 AM
DWDavisRSL I hope you are feeling better soon. I have my echinacea and my Zicam ready, in case you breathe on me.
wolfgirl569 wrote on September 6, 2015, 9:52 AM
Hope you start feeling better fast. Something is going around everywhere it seems right now
DWDavisRSL wrote on September 6, 2015, 9:56 AM
I have a special lead sprayer for handling those kind of germs if they try to make their way into my home.
DWDavisRSL wrote on September 6, 2015, 9:57 AM
I have seen Osmosis Jones and wanted to reference it in my article but could not remember the name of it. Wasn't it also a kids show for a short while on television?
DWDavisRSL wrote on September 6, 2015, 9:58 AM
I've not seen the med you mentioned over here but have found one that usually does a good job. When it doesn't do the trick, then I know it's time to see Doc and get the "good" stuff.
DWDavisRSL wrote on September 6, 2015, 9:59 AM
I promise if I ever breathe on you it will be with no ill intent.
DWDavisRSL wrote on September 6, 2015, 10:00 AM
I often come down with a cold during the first few weeks of school. It's an annual ritual. This year the little bugs are just a might tougher than usual.
CoralLevang wrote on September 6, 2015, 10:05 AM
Why must you set things up in a way that I have to do anything and everything in my power NOT to respond with my first thought? LOL
WordChazer wrote on September 6, 2015, 10:10 AM
We call it Freshers' Flu over here. I've had a cold in October for every year that I've been here, because all the new intake with their new germs that I don't have immunity to are all over the buses from this time of year onwards. First the schools, then next month, the University term and year begins.
markgraham wrote on September 6, 2015, 10:16 AM
The life of a teacher. Children of all ages and germs.
JohnRoberts wrote on September 6, 2015, 11:14 AM
Very good. Just make sure you aren't wearing stars and bars pj's.
chrisandmark wrote on September 6, 2015, 2:04 PM
My daughter caught a cold today - typical as she goes back to school tomorrow after her long summer break!
DWDavisRSL wrote on September 6, 2015, 2:29 PM
I retired those in favor of a set of Mossy Oak years ago.
DWDavisRSL wrote on September 6, 2015, 2:31 PM
It is fun for me to see if you can resist responding with your first thought. And I'm helping make you more thoughtful about what you do write.
DWDavisRSL wrote on September 6, 2015, 2:33 PM
Make sure she gives her teacher a big hug, NOT. I love my students, but right now I don't like them very much.
CoralLevang wrote on September 6, 2015, 2:35 PM
Oh, don't go there. I am a saucy wench when I want to be. LOL
chrisandmark wrote on September 6, 2015, 3:15 PM
Well, if the schools will INSIST on the best possible attendance registers and INSIST on you sending the snotty noses in when really a duvet day is called for... ;o)
DWDavisRSL wrote on September 6, 2015, 4:45 PM
Now who is causing whom to filter their first reply, eh?