No kidding? XD
I didn’t think the she-hulk could get sick, but I guess she isn’t a golem is she.
Please tell me this comic is not based on personal experience.
Been there, done that. It’s horrible.
Yep, me too. It is awful.
Done it for the last two weeks, still fighting it. Blah.
Remember. the best way to avoid the bugs, wash or sanitize your hands (don’t forget the areas between your fingers too)! Often! Be downright paranoid about it, because they ARE aou to get you. And keep them away from your mouth and nose. Also away from other people’s mouths and noses. We should take up the practice the Japanese use of wearing face masks around our nose and mouth. I’m not sure how much help it is against getting the germs, but it can, at least help keep them from spreading to others.
Warning: If you see a snot bubble forming in anyone’s nose, run … and run as fast as you can.
Sage advice ^_^ All the people I know who rarely (if ever) get sick are religious hand washers. I’ve become one also!
Hi, absolute slob, former farm kid and horrible about washing my hands a lot.
My aerage number of illnesses per year: 1 cold during the winter
Personally I believe that if you keep your home spotless 24/7 you’re not only reducing risk of illness, but also reducing exposure to things that will help bolster your immune system
Then again I may have a freak immune system. Brother had chicken pox when we were little and despite having to play with him while he was sick I never got chicken pox
Trogdor’s got a point. I’ve read that the over-zealous anti-bacterialization of our lives may also be a contributing factor to the growing allergy problems children are facing. Allergies are simply our immune systems over-reacting to something that isn’t inherently harmful to our bodies after all.
Zelous hand washer, zero colds or flu for 10 years now.
Pure coincidence. Obsessive hand-washing does not keep you healthy. Exposure to bacteria and viruses when you’re otherwise healthy is what gives you a strong immune system. Unless you live in an OR, you need to let your immune system learn.
By typical standards, I’m a horrible hand-washer. But I’ve been sick twice in the past decade and both times it was minor. All the zealous hand-washers I know are good and healthy until they do get sick, then they’re flat on their backs for several days.
Finally, I work in a meat-processing plant and have for most of the last decade. If you think I didn’t manage to ingest plenty of bacteria on this job, you don’t know how clumsy I can be. Mouthful of raw-meat drainage water, anyone? Yum!
Ya know… I agree that we should wash our hands, but as a person with OCD, the last thing I need is to be told how often I should be washing my hands.
Especially since you can wash your hands until you’re blue in the face, and there’s still that ONE moment. That one instant between getting a germ on your hand to washing them you may STILL get sick.
That’s why doctors wear gloves even though they thoroughly wash. That’s the only way to do it. Wash and put on gloves and don’t touch anything ever.
So, I say, let’s just keep the basic rules of washing after using the bathroom, before eating and the usual stuff.
And for people like me, with OCD, we wash our hands when we touch ANYTHING (just about).
And I am trying to break from that. I would LOVE to get back to just the basic washing hands reasons.
Because it’s not going to do any good to be so religious about it. Because you can be and those people STILL get sick. So let’s not be so anal about hand-washing.
And let’s stop showing graphical representations of germs on commercials!
And I hope that self-pumping hand wash dispenser loses sales once people realize how senseless it is. How many people TOUCH the dispenser AFTER washing their hands? We only touch it BEFORE and after that, the issue is taken care of!
See, we’re TOO paranoid and people STILL get sick. We’re just creating a world of germaphobes.
If you’re prone, then you need more than just washing your hands anyway. So let us stronger folks not be obsessed.
Let me add: One reason it’s recommended to let your kids get dirty is so they can build immunity. If we’re always avoiding the germs, our bodies won’t know how to fight them when they DO get in. And they WILL.
I agree completely. ESPECIALLY about the touchless hand soap pump.
I don’t know about the mask thing.
I wore them for a couple of weeks when I had a cold because I didn’t want to miss classes, but we work with food and I didn’t want to get anyone else sick…..
but even someone – an administrator from the school, I think – saw me one day and was like ‘….. is it okay for her to be here?’
Everyone thought I had swine flu. ><
Happened to me one time in elementary school when I didn’t have a kleenex, thing grew to the size of a bubble gum bubble before I popped it….and that just made me lose my appetite eesh.
There’s something oddly cute about that, in a sick child sort of way
sick children are not cute.
they are disgusting and contagious.
guess who aint got no kids
All right, I should have clarified. I meant sick child as in ‘parental instincts kicking in and making you just want to take care of her’
Heh. You should try working in a daycare during flu season. Snot comes out of two-year-olds like ropes. Lemme tell ya, there’s not a flu vaccine in the world strong enough to keep you from getting sick there…
I don’t think a mucouse bubble could survive a sneeze.
Take my word for it, it can. And if you’re sick enough, you can generate that much mucous and more. Several years ago, I had a *real* flu — literally couldn’t raise my head. Yeah, it can survive a sneeze.
I’m glad that I didn’t wait to read WS during breakfast tomorrow … EWW!!!
My thoughts exactly. That is nasty…
I’ve got a stomach of steel when it comes to many things, but for some reason, snot just ooks me out something fierce. (Yes, I’m aware that “ook” is not a word.)
Sure it is. It’s an abbreviation from the Eskimo, “ooktumtum,” meaning to sicken to one’s stomach. Don’t believe me? Google “ooktumtum” (with the quotes attached) and experience circular logic.
Well darn. Last time I did something like this it was in Google in just a couple of minutes. Leave it to them to ruin a joke. They did it just to spite me.
Unless you’re the Librarian at Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork.
TOO LATE!!! *_*
Well they say the best way to get rid of a cold is to give it to someone else…
I’m sure she could find a volunteer.
I hate getting sick! Viruses bug me!
I just threw up a little.
You think it’s funny, but it’s snot. 😀
*plays high hat*
Now go out and give it to those you hate. 😉
Aww Shelly. Being sick sucks. I’m fighting off a nasty nose thing myself. We’re both poor sick arachniphobes
Granddaughter Maggie (four years old) is just getting over a cold; she missed Pre-K Friday because of it.
Being sick really sucks. Stupid germs!
I’m sick right now too! It’s ‘that time of year’ as everyone keeps saying 🙁
helping save the world should technically make you immune to colds for at least a while :p
Hm. I wonder … can a cold somehow be poited away?
You’d think they ought to be able to poit the cold away but where would they send it? Plus it is all through a person so how do they send just the cold? Can you imagine driving down the road when all of a sudden there is a disembodied cold sitting next to you?
I don’t think you could poite all the virus’ out of all the infected cells of your body. That might be even more detrimental to your health. However the symptoms could be alleviated by poiteing the mucuos out of your body. Hey it’s been done before.
….. and fanservice on this comic still sucks.
Now that was classic!. Girls picked up Man-Flu.
Bubblegum snot syndrome is indeed a terrible sickness.The bigger and pinker the bubble, the more bedrest is needed.
*snugs for Shelly* Still adorable!
I totally blew a snot bubble before , too . Trust me , it can happen .
Been there, done that! Bleah!
When it broke loose, it was a three-honk hankie filler to clear it out. And that was just the start!
Oh YEAH! Know that bleeeaaaaahhh feeling very well. Feels like high tide in your sinuses AND they are full of very warm, very soggy cotton wadding. And you’d like to get your hands on the little demon who has been using a belt sander in your throat and tear him limb from little,tiny limb.
I can think of a few people who I’d like to *poit* one of my colds or flu to. Present company exepted, of course.
That’s some snot bubble! Poor Shelly. 🙂
Woo, I thought this was Jin at first, I couldn’t figure out how a clay golem could catch a cold…
Where’s Justin? This girl needs hot chicken soup, aspirin, and lots of TLC!!
If naught else, Justin carries a Glock, so he can just put her out of her misery.
Actually, when you’re really, really sick, that thought crosses your mind as a viable “cure.”
First, you’re afraid you’ll die…..then you’re afraid you won’t.
Yep, I’ve got the was your hands mantra memorized – I work at a hospital – luckily we do not deal face-to-face with patients – but it’s still a very infectious place to work.
LOL…you know, I just finished explaining to my doctor that I don’t do flu shots because I’ve never had the flu even without them. *knock on wood* How? Because every time someone I know gets it, including my boyfriend, I say “Well that sucks…call me when you get better.”
Best I’ll do is come over with Thera-flu and chicken soup, leave it on the door step, knock and run. 😀
Perhaps the next comic will be Justin doing the same thing.
Ah yes, the stages of illness. Denial, realization, snot bubble, acceptance.
*chuckles* I think you’ve got something there…
Ah, but is it catching? 😉
If Jin can catch a cold, she can catch other things. Since she’s been around for thousands of years, that’s a scary thought. Maybe these clay pots need scrubbing out occasionally?
No, that is definitely Shelly.
It was bound to happen with her new boyfriend! Raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten sick right after starting to date someone. Damn their alien germs.
I read someone in a chat once talking about how different reigons of the country seem to have their own sets of germs. People travel to them and get sick just by being there.
It’s sadly true that this can happen. Then again, I don’t know that it’s due to “regional germs” so much as “regional other stuff.”
I know that when I travel somewhere I’ve not been in a while (or ever before), my allergies have a field day. The recommended solution (that may only work if you’re going to be there a while) is to eat honey local to the area to at least combat part of the problem.
One of the “Rules for Neos” for people attending SF/comics conventions for the first time is “If you don’t want the plague, don’t kiss the carrier.”
Sometimes it’s worth it though.
Or, as the teenager said to the priest in confessional “..wow, Fadduh – how can I make it last an hour?!?”
And then there’s the fun when school starts, or when your kid goes to a new child-care center…
I read this comic while eating my lunch. That certainly added to the experience.
Like they say, timing is everything.
The tiniest virus will bring the toughest man to his sneeze.
Aside from the varied advices on how to avoid a cold like the flu, what’s the best way to get through the eventual suffering? I personally recommend Pink Floyd. “The Wall” while you have a high fever, and loopy on the ‘Quil is like a carnival ride without ever having to leave your bed. Going to the bathroom is also e-ticket material.
I watched The Who’s Tommy while in the midst of a really bad fever — it finally made sense! Of course once the fever was gone it was back to being some f***ed up shit…
Okay, so you asterisk out the F-word, yet spell out the S-word?
I do strange things like that because I hang around with friends who have kids. They won’t say certain words in front of the kids, but they will say others, so I end up adopting their patterns. The other day I was visiting a guy I have known for years & found myself saying I had to go tinkle. *headdesk* I really am over forty, not six!
Shit, damn, hell and crap tend to be more socially acceptable to say and write in mixed company than f**k.
Heh, snot bubble. I’ve done that before. 😛
Shelly, go visit all of your friends, and “share the love” as my co-workers say.
(sung to the tune “ithad to be you”)
I had me the FLUuuu, I had me the Flu. Ilay on the couch , my head it said “OUCH”, my stomach did too. I tossed up my stew.. I BUICKED Fondue….OOKAY thats enough of that.
you know you’re sick when you start making snot bubbles
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