H1N1 sounds a tad impersonal. If they want to strike fear in someone they've got come up with some term or name that will make your balls cringe with fright and scuttle up your ass.
You get typhoons called Mimi and Amy. No wonder everybody stays put and gets their house parking it's foundations on the family cat's head.
You gotta go out there and scream out "Typhoon Undertaker is coming! Get the fuck outta Dodge!!!!" Or "Flee you twats! Hurricane Hellspawn is descending upon us!!!!"
Just put up "The Plague of Apocalypse Arrives!!! Mask UP PEOPLE!!!!" THEN you're going to get folks shitting their pants and covering up with all forms of linen. Of course it DOES leave us to this little thing called panic and chaos in society.
I was quite blase about using masks. The office has left one on my table.
Will it work?
Will i look like a retard?
Would it bring out the color of my eyes?
I fly to Brunei tomorrow. Almost 4 hours with strangers, all potentially suffering from some form of ailment, from a transmutable disease to a pimple on their left butt cheek.
Next Monday I fly to the Philippines. Another almost 4 hour flight. Another chance to be attacked by the Plague of the Apocalypse.
The mask sorta looks greenish. So if I smile under it I may look like a Ninja Turtle (but who wrestles bears before breakfast). It should break the ice with the COO I'm meeting on Wednesday. Maybe we'll both be wearing one. We'll bond in our moment of fragility over our fear and distrust of the very air we breath. He will look at me, our eyes meet over the slightly heavy breathing through the cheap surgical masks from some dodgy pharmacy. Fuck... where the hell am I going with this.....
To mask or not to mask?
Now THAT is the question...