Tuesday, September 29, 2009
To Flee the Flu?
Have you had a flu shot yet? If not, do you plan to get one? Apparently, they -- whoever they are -- really, really want us to have them. A strip club in Florida is even giving them gratis to senior gentlemen.
I've never had a flu shot, and don't plan to start now -- and not just because I hate needles. I've heard tales from too many people about getting sicker from the shot than they probably would have from the actual flu. My credo has always been, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." If I've ever actually even had the flu, it amounted to little more that a couple of days of sniffles, slight fever, and "balloon head." Maybe the swine flu would be worse, maybe not. I'm still not going to tempt fate and get the shot. So far, the odds have been in my favor. Granted, I'm not getting any younger, but why mess with the odds at this late date?
What about you guys? Shot, or no shot?