Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chances of Swine Flu...

The fabulous and always inspiring Stephanie over at Ni Hao Y'all posted this and I thought it was so funny I had to post it on my blog as well! We need to come down to reality, don't you think?

Chance of being killed by lightning: 1 in 2,320,000
Chance of a meteor landing on your house: 1 in 182,138,880,000,000
Chance of dying from contact with hot tap water: 1 in 5,005,564
Chance of drowning in a bathtub: 1 to 685,000
Chance of getting hemorrhoids: 1 to 25
Chance of being killed by swine flu: 1 in 1,400,000,000 (approximately)

We had the first suspected case of swine flu reported in Tennessee yesterday. They are 95% sure it is actually swine flu and is a student at a local private school. The school is closing for 7 days. I thought about how this is about the only time I DON'T want my school system to close down because we are a mere 15 days away from the last day of school. Plans are made and the countdown has begun. But, if we begin having cases of the swine flu in our county it could delay the close of school and make us come until June...gasp! I'm making my kids wash their hands about 27 times a day, I'm using antibacterial gel on top of that, and we're cleaning our desks/rooms with disinfecting wipes each day. Oh, I hope we make it through our last 3 weeks without an outbreak!

Before you start leaving any comments about my insensitivy to a deadly illness just consider yourself on day 150ish of being couped up with 23 - 8 and 9 year olds! I need my 10 weeks of freedom, people! With that said, I hope you and your family stay healthy! Oink, Oink!


The Daily Bee said...

lol - love this. If this happened 30 years ago, there wouldn't be so much panic. The media goes a long way in helping us in cases like these... (do you hear the sarcasm?) =)

Anonymous said...

ROFLOL!!!! I love it!!!!!

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