Thursday, April 30, 2009

I always knew pigs were dirty little creatures.

Should we really be surprised at all this?

They're pigs. Just the word pig in itself conjures up thoughts of disgustingness. You don't call someone a pig because of their good hygiene.

These animals wallow in the mud in an attempt to make themselves more comfortable. And, ya'll, they eat almost anything. 

Yeah, I know they're supposed to be pretty clean animals. But, to me, a clean animal does not poop anywhere near where they eat & wallow ... not even in a corner away from their food. That just ain't cuttin' it. Still too close for me.
However, we hear, "Don't worry,"

"There's no reason to be alarmed" ...

despite the fact that the school very near to the school my girls go to has been ordered by Gov. Bobby Jindal to be closed Thursday and Friday due to an outbreak of flu.

Because you know, that's common. Isn't it?

I mean, schools are always closing just because a few students get the flu, right?

No need for alarm.

Relax.

Don't panic.

I have told the girls no less than five times since I picked them up after school to wash their hands several times a day and anytime they touch anything that could have any germ on it ... 'cause I like to scare the beegeezus out of my children if it means saving their lives.

But, seriously, in one breath doctors are telling us to stay calm and this is no different than the outbreaks of the regular flu every year, and in the next breath, officials are closing schools. Hmmm ...

Can I get a straight answer please?

And, I like Mexico and all. Seriously, their chips & salsa keep me alive and happy.

But, shut those borders down. What are you waiting for? 

Rather than invite pig flu into our country, let's try to prevent it. That would be good.

Are you trying not to hurt Mexico's feelings? Don't worry. They'll get over it.

15 Comments:

Good to be a Queen said...

Nine out of ten flu like symptoms that have come into the ER I work in are convinced they have the swine flu....the panic is just going to get worse......I agree with you.........

The Hat Chick said...

I agree that people are panicking, and I agree with you....Close the borders and send docs to Mexico to help them.

Liz said...

I am confused as to what to believe. This morning the report was that there are 100 reported cases in the U.S. Well, that's not many when you look at the big picture. I also read an article the other day that said the only reason it's so severe in Mexico is because they have crappy health care.

We have one confirmed case in Indiana. It's a student at Notre Dame, and that happens to be practically in my backyard. The student is getting better every day, and no one else is reported to be sick as of right now.

I'm such a germophobe that I'm just trying to keep my head about me. I freak out when I hear about normal flu making the rounds, so you can imagine.

RR Mama said...

All I have to say is AMEN!

thedomesticfringe said...

I like your chips and salsa comment.

-FringeGirl

Stephanie said...

I totally agree! Close the borders and contain & treat the people. Enough said.
Love your blog, by the way!!!

The Wixom Zoo said...

Come move to Idaho. We don't have pig flu here yet. You'll be safe...plus, we've got potatoes! What more could you ask for???

Lois Lane II said...

I started feeling nauseous this morning and immediately thought, "Oh my gosh, I have swine flu." I'm a bit of a hypochondriac, I believe...

Sara@i.Sass said...

I'm with you. 40% of Butter's CLASS is of Mexican decent. And I'm not trying to profile. IT was 60% at the begining of the school year. 4 of them went back to Mexico.
I think I'll get out my bedazzler and go get me some masks! :)

Mike, Brie and The Three said...

Mama Belle- I'm with you. close school for illness? I had never heard of that until I moved to Tennessee. Last year they closed schools ALL THE TIME for illness.

I wouldn't be too alarmed that they are closing the school but since it could be Swine Flu, I guess I would be grateful.

I hope this doesn't sound mean. i certainly don't intend for it to!

Rachel said...

FOR REAL.

Shut the dang border down and be done with it.

Tammy said...

I'm gonna have to go with you on this one.

I told my hubby I didn't want to go eat Mexican food tonight and he scolded me for my stance. So, if I get sick in 7 days, I hope I live long enough to say "I told you so".

:-)

Birdie said...

*snort* Things actually look like they are stabilizing in Mexico, so I heard on Fox News. I also heard that closing the borders wouldn't work and the sheer logistics and practicality of closing borders made it extremely unlikely. I don't think they CAN close the border. That's a big part of our problem right? *s*

And those silly masks? I checked out that stuff. Turns out they aren't proven to prevent you from getting it but it does curb you from spreading it to others if you have it. I guess it catches a lot of the stuff that would otherwise come flying out of your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
I went to Wal-mart & looked anyway and sure 'nuff they were wiped clean *L*

atara said...

One of my friends is a doctor. She said it's very treatable.

Daiquiri said...

From what I can tell, there is a SIGNIFICANT difference between the "regular" flu and the swine flu. That difference? It's that the regular flu is much more dangerous!

36,000 (thirty six THOUSAND) Americans die every single year from the regular flu. Not even Mexico with their lousy healthcare, prevention methods, and nutrition has come close to that number with this swine flu business.

I swear - it wouldn't have been a big deal if were call practically anything but "swine flu". Some reporter heard it called that and though "Gold mine". Bring on the panic.