People don't always understand details. Or subtleties. Or something.
Today I was at the produce market with G-Funk and the woman in the next check out line was loudly railing against the "panic" surrounding swine flu. Thinking she was extremely smart, she started quoting statistics about how many people die each year from the flu.
Look. I'm not telling anyone to panic about swine flu. It has me...nervous. But panicking? Decidedly not. However. The Knowitall in me (IN me? isn't that all of me?!) had a VERY hard time restraining myself. The woman didn't want my opinion. But for GODS' SAKE, if you're gonna go off, know what you're talking about.
Very young, very old, and medically frail people die of the flu every year, with some random freaky deaths. Healthy young adults do NOT die in large numbers. It is most definitely cause for concern.
(since I didn't tell HER that, I had to come here and tell all of you. This makes two stupid blog posts in a row. sigh.)
(for those keeping score at home, my little KGB agent woke at 4:50, stayed awake two hours, and took a 45 minute nap. She was then awake for FOUR hours, but is in the midst of a beautiful nap. if only I could make her morning nap this long. Or, you know, add it to her NIGHTTIME SLEEP!!!)