December 01, 2009

Cold and flu

Every fall semester, I say to my students, "Get your work done ahead of time. Because at Thanksgiving, everyone goes home and exchanges germs, and then when you get back on campus, everyone will be sick."

Just this once, I would have loved to be wrong.


Xiomara A. Maldonado said...

We can call that a Professor Fun Fact. I hope your students took your advice.

Bardiac said...

My students never believe that from me, alas.

It seems like by this time of the term, they've shared all their germs, and are now pretty much over things. Then they go home and share germs with everyone, and come back to share again!

I'm sure the germs enjoy the travel opportunities.