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I may have the Swine Flu

By Tony Hicks
Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 12:27 pm in Uncategorized.

I just got back yesterday from doing three days at Disneyland (coming soon to a Travel section near you). Which is six hours closer to the middle of where a potential global pandemic started a few weeks ago. And It didn’t really dawn on me until I’d been there for an hour and found myself smack dab in the middle of a third large, Spanish-speaking group of tourists. It was then I started thinking: Should I be wearing a mask? And, if so, would a full-sized Darth Vader mask keep out germs?

So yeah, I had the swine flu on the brain last weekend, since I was in the middle of a place where thousands of people congregate to breathe on each other. Funny enough, I only saw one person wearing a mask – which equalled the exact amount my mom claimed to see wearing masks at Target in Walnut Creek on Saturday. And, maybe-not-so- funny enough, the person I saw wearing a mask at Disneyland was carrying a baby … which wasn’t wearing a mask. I tried to get her name to nominate her for 2009 International Mother-of-the-Year, but when I swiftly approached her, she screamed something in a language I didn’t understand and ran away. I’ll tell you one thing: This swine flu isn’t doing anything for international relations.

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