and the wild 5-year-old who kept spinning the clothes racks (no, he was not listening to you, did you notice?). . .
My son, who was not sneezing . . . or sniffling. . . or coughing. . . does not have the flu. . . H1N1, swine flu. . . bird flu. . . malaria. . . or the black plague. . .
He is getting a new little brother in 10 weeks. . . and he loves babies (although your daughter in the stroller looked well over one). . . He loves to come over and say, Hi baby. . . because he is curious, and social, and happy. . . not because he is the carrier or some deadly disease and wishes to spread it to you and your family.
Your assertion to Get your child away from my child made me laugh. I really didn't believe that could come out of someone's mouth. But, when you said, No seriously. There's lots of disease going around. People are really sick. Well, I didn't take it personally (and was laughing even harder inside). I realize that your reaction is the result of the media frenzy about the swine flu.
But really, ma'am. If you are that concerned about getting sick, maybe you should be wearing a mask. . . or just stay home all together. Because, unfortunately, when you go out in public, you run the chance of actually seeing other people.
Just a thought.