Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Griping about la gripe

Though the threat has yet to materialize, the topic of swine flu is never far from the headlines. There was a summit of American heads of state in Bariloche this past weekend, and the main headline that resulted had to do with the fact that one of the fearless leaders came down with the flu as a result. Though everyone should know better, the press here still insist on referring to it as 'la gripe porcina'.

At the school there is a proliferation of placards instructing us on how to wash our hands properly:

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With or without gel, it's clearly a much more complicated sequence of operations than one had previously realized.

I regret to report that I have already been told by at least two people who should know better that they intend to avoid contracting the flu by eliminating pork consumption.

Sigh.

1 comment:

Bebe Bahnsen said...

I had pork chops last night, at a church dinner no less, and I feel fine today. We southerners don't let no one mess with our pork eating.
I just sent Paddy a Bon Voyage email, and I hope you two have a wonderful, wonderful time.