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Swine Flu
September 2009

Of course they daren't say it too loud because it's going to ruffle some feathers...

Say what?

And for God's sake don't tell Emily...I mean you can if you want. Do say it to Emily, actually. Only don't say it came from me, ok?

If it's about the Wednesday tennis...

It's not. It's a bit more serious than that.

Oh.

It's about — Emily. Well. Girls like Emily. All the "working" mummies out there, expecting us to take the consequences while they scuttle away to their oh-so-important meetings. They pack their kids off to school no matter what. And whereas before the kid might have had nits or a cold, now it's likely it's going to be...

SWINE FLU!

Next thing, the whole class goes down with it...Then the whole school — and then...

A Worldwide Pandemic! 

Just so Mum can go to her blessed "meeting"!

Emily says she only goes to an office so she can dress up in super smart clothes. I think she was joking. But still...

Sorry. To be a killjoy. But in the current climate, I'm not finding that terribly funny.

No.

I'm all for women "making their own choices"...

Absolutely.  

But it makes you wonder why some of them even bother to have kids.  

Don't get me on it, Sarah!

Meanwhile, they're telling the mums-to-be  to stay inside.

Well...I think that sounds very sensible.

Better than sensible, I'd say...Anyone trying to get pregnant, in the current climate, is an absolute idiot. Don't you think?

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