In this “For Better or For Worse” comic by Lynn Johnston updated: 09/27/2010, Lynn has young Michael, snuffling and sniffing in the first Panel. Then in the second Panel, Lynn has his younger sister, hacking, coughing, sneezing & wheezing. While in the third panel, his mother is also honking her nose, coughing and sneezing. Then in the final panel, Mike’s father, sitting comfortably in his chair reading the paper, turns to his son and says, “Hi Mike! – Bring anything home from School lately?”
It is interesting, isn’t it; how often, we bring home things that we had no intention of bringing home in the first instance? I remember once bringing home some water weeds from an Aquarian and not long after wondering where this invasion of little snails came from! Fortunately I found that my Goldfish loved them, so putting a goldfish in my Tropical tank solved that problem for me. Unfortunately some problems are not that easy to fix are they? And some, like influenza and Colds, just have to go their course, which is why we should all be careful of not only what we bring home with us, but also with what we also take out with us too! Whether to school or work!
As it is wintertime here where I write, it is a good lesson to remember isn’t it? Whilst we all like to get back to work as quick as we can, or even not miss any more pay days than we have to, we should also be sensitive to the wellbeing of others too, and not go back to work or school, until we are also well enough not to pass it onto others! Again we don’t like it when others pass their illnesses on to us, so let’s also not be guilty of the same thing too! What say you?