Wednesday, September 23

"She's got chicken pox!"

A van load of young children and three adult women were getting out of their vehicle in the Walmart parking lot this afternoon. Suddenly one of the women, looking at a little four-year-old standing next to the van, exclaims in a voice loud enough that everyone in the whole parking lot can hear, "She's got chicken pox! Mirar!"

The woman was pointing at the bewildered girl's bare legs.

"[lots and lots of Spanish that I didn't catch] chicken pox!!!! [lots more Spanish] chicken pox!!!"

They all piled back into their four-wheeled incubator and I assume headed home -- although someone probably doubled back for a gross of calamine lotion.

Perhaps you thought the big threat this fall was going to be swine flu.

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