Do you know what's a bad idea? Reading a normally sane blogger's post about how swine flu very well could kill us all. Especially after spending a day thinking to yourself "Remember when SARS was supposed to kill us all and we survived? This is just SARS all over again! You'll be fine!" Now I sort of want to move to a cabin in the woods, hole up with a supply of canned goods, and wait this thing out. You know, assuming it can be waited out and we're not all going to die.
It's funny how reading one person's opinion can push you over the edge. I mean, I consider myself generally well informed, but show me one person I respect getting overly worried and the worry becomes contagious. As contagious as swine flu, if you will. I've been trying to balance this new crazy "we're going to die from bacon's revenge" worry with a sensible approach to swine flu. Meaning I've been washing my hands every 15 minutes and limiting my time on cnn.com to checking it only once a day or so. Also, I might be checking out which store has the cheapest Lysol on sale right now.
It also doesn't help soothe my mind any that I've got jury duty this week and either today or tomorrow I'm going to have to actually go to the courthouse. You just know the courthouse is swimming with swine flu. And probably every other disease known to man. Stupid jury duty, it will be the death of me.
Speaking of jury duty, wow how much does it suck? I've never been summoned before and I had no idea it was a week of checking the court's website every two hours to see if I need to report. Which translates to "Did you have things you wanted to do this week, like go to your OB appointment? Well, suck it potential juror because we will make that impossible for you!" My plan is to go in wearing whatever makes me look the most pregnant and explain that I have to pee every ten minutes. Hopefully I'll be excused quite quickly and won't have to fake my water breaking.
Also, not that I'm counting on making any money off of jury duty, but did you know that they only pay $15 a day? I don't even understand how that can be legal. $15 a day is not payment, it wouldn't even cover the cost of parking and lunch. As an aside, does anyone find it humorous that the unemployed lady is complaining about the money she could make off of jury duty? What's that you say? Beggars can't be choosers? I don't know what you're talking about.