Tuesday, April 28, 2009

So Not Scared

I don't know if I'm just a bloomin' idiot or what but I have to admit that I am not scared of the swine flu. The only thing I know is that I'm just thankful you can't get it from eating pork - because that's pretty much all we have in our freezer thanks to a recent rock bottom sale on pork ribs and pork loins at our local grocery store. Which equals what? DELCIOUSNESS.

Anyway, I digress. I get all excited when I talk about pork.

The Doctor called me into his office this morning to ask me how comfortable I am with my food storage.

Well, Doctor, now that you've mentioned it, I have a giant can of powdered butter and an equally giant can of powdered eggs under my stairs. Not to mention ten cake mixes. And Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The economy packs. I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch, thanks to Husband.

So, to answer your question, it looks like I'm pretty much set.

The Doctor says that I'd better bulk up my storage even more (HA! Did he not just hear what I have stored? Who needs anything else!?) because according to www.cdc.gov, the swine flu has made it's way to Texas and looks like it could reach pandemic proportions. And we may have to be quarantined.

Wait a second. Weren't we just talking about pandemics in Relief Society?

We're gearing up here at the office - getting the right flu tests, masks, and all that jazz. Everyone's pretty fired up. Everyone that is except me.

You see, I figure we shouldn't get excited until there's a confirmed case in Beaumont. And even then, what can you do but take the proper precautions and hope that you don't get it? What are the honest-to-goodness chances of me or anyone I know getting the swine flu? And what are the chances of them dying of it? Not high. Or at least it wasn't high until I jinxed myself by saying that.

So, like I said, I'm not worried. Or scared. But I am going to go to Walmart and stock up on drinking water. And a case of chocolate pudding. Just in case. Because even if we're not quarantined, who doesn't need a case of chocolate pudding?


Holli said...

Erin, I'm with you. There have been no deaths (that I know of) in the U.S. The regular influenza virus has killed more than the swine flu... I'll prepare but I'm not going to start hyperventilating or anything. Besides which, I bet that if panic can make you think you're having a heart attack, it sure as heck must lower your immune system.

Amy said...