05 October, 2006

Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

So it begins, the weather has definitely turned. Leaving the house this morning I noticed proof positive of Autumnal conditions in the form of condensation in the cold air of the moisture in my breath...Yep, it's "huff" weather (as, for some reason, I seem to recall referring to it as a small child)...

When I got to London Bridge it was steadily drizzling from the slate coloured sky, not enough to merit getting the umbrella out of my bag, just enough to make it depressing...I was just starting to think perhaps it is time to officially put a close to summer and swap into the winter trousers when the number 17 swang into view (silver lining?) I clambered aboard with the other damp commuters feeling a bit better for the warmth of the heaters -
Commute #1
- but things came crashing rapidly back to earth the minute the slightly overweight lady squeezed past me into the seat next door and began her journey-long succession of rattling coughs and explosive sneezes some of which were so aimed as to cause my Metro to billow (spattered with spittle) reaching final straw, I (at fingertips) placed the infected paper on the floor in front of me (scowling, and hoping she noticed), lacking any further will to finish reading it...

I admit, I felt a lot of animosity towards this person..."why, why, WHY bring your germs onto the bus???", "STAY AT HOME you horrible human being and *get* better", and other more unpleasant imaginary outbursts crossed my mind as I sulked...

But it was wasted venom...it's not going to stop now until the spring...(let me out!)...
Commute #2

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I feel for you in Japan they have the courtesy to wear a face mask ! its as if the constant jostling for a seat avoiding the idiot sitting next to you treading on your foot and putting their ridiculously sized bag next to you is not enough they have to share their disgusting germs

gincoleaves said...

That is something I hate about the people in our town - always coughing into the other one's face.
Heck, it's as if they want you to
share their flu. Grrrr!

Mum said...

The trouble is people feel they have to be heroes, going into work when they should be in bed -maybe the bosses are to blame...

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Sorry, honourable mention here for those that *must* work because of tyranical bosses who won't pay sick pay or holiday pay...

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