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.
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