As you may know, I am only a couple of days past a common cold.
How did I contract a common cold - which I rarely contract? Who knows? But, one of the employees in the office was hacking the last time I was there (12/21/2012). I tried to get him to go home rather than spread his germs. BUT - instead of going home, he insisted upon having a 30-minute, closed-door meeting with me.
Well...the information exchange was valuable; but, telephones (much as I hate to admit it) still work! Five days later, my throat was scratchy. Now...Hunky Husband is in Day 2 of his own common cold.
It harms our egos to acknowledge that the world can go on without us. I guess it is also human nature for us to believe that our own germs are harmless - how could we possibly give them to anyone else? Or, perhaps it is human nature to be generous and wish to share!
Gee...if I can keep posting one pet peeve (PP) each day for 365,000 more days, I can live to be really old! Move over, Methuselah!