Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
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Office Colds And The Heroes Who Perpetuate Them

















Related: A Field Guide To Your Office Nemesis

Jon Methven is the author of This Is Your Captain Speaking, due out in 2012 by Simon & Schuster. He can be reached here, or follow him on Twitter @jonmethven.

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Ha! This was great!

Mr. B (#10,093)

Huh. My girlfriend just told me she thinks she caught my cold, and now I can offer this by way of explication. Thanks, Awl!

Astigmatism (#1,950)

Ugh. I just got back from Disney World (no, seriously), and for some reason it didn't occur to me before I went that Disney would be the world's biggest petri dish. Every six-year-old from all over the world collects whatever diseases six-year-olds collect, then travels to Orlando and sneezes on everything (if you ever have kids and are forced to take them to Disney, remember to wear a bunny suit). Now I, thoughtfully, have gathered those germs together into a magical supercold, which my coworkers will be coming down with by this weekend.

Bittersweet (#765)

@Astigmatism: I live with a high school music teacher and a third-grader, so I the petri dish comes to me. At least it's more convenient than going to Disney World…

SeanP (#4,058)

I tried the "no soap like your own urine" method, but Bear Grylls kept hanging around my office.

Cyn. Zarco@facebook (#207,206)

Did your lips touch the faucet when you drank from a public water fountain? Eeeeeuuuwwww…Did you swallow?

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

Recant?

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