My friend has been ill with a stomach bug for nearly two weeks. However, instead of staying at home she continues to socialise thereby sharing her germs. It's a nasty bug. Although the sickness and diarrhoea have since passed, she is left with stomach cramps and a general feeling of malaise.
You may well ask why am I so neurotic towards germy people?
My husband takes medication which drastically reduces his resistance to bugs and infections. I was also extremely ill for several weeks after Christmas with a nasty flu virus, which I passed on to Mr. PiP. As a consequence, we cancelled all social engagements, including a rather smart and extremely expensive New Year's Eve celebration, locked the gates and put ourselves in quarantine so we did not pass it on to anyone else.
Am I being unreasonable to expect others do the same? You can be completely honest and tell me I am being an unreasonable whimp...
That particular bug was passed to us courtesy of Christmas kisses and hugs at a beach party. Yes, a lady informed us: I have been really ill with a virus - I should really be home in bed. She then proceeded to cough, sniff and splutter in our direction then gave us a hearty hug.
So back to my latest germy encounter. As I sit here typing this blog post I feel sick. My stomach and plumbing are also gurgling ominously and I feel generally unwell.
Fingers crosssssssed it's just an overactive imagination...