Monday, August 10, 2009

Swine Flu - General Awareness

So swine flu has reached navi mumbai now. 2 cases in nerul.
Our company HR gave 2 surgical masks per employee and advised us to use them in crowded areas.
My sister also got few masks from her company. Since my sister happened to come to Raghuleela mall; she, me and my fiancé all were homebound together and all three of us wore masks to avoid contracting the disease in fear of it affecting my 6 month old nephew.

Later me n my fiancé had to buy some stuff from D-Mart and so we got down there. Few people threw glares at us. But overall everyone was comfortable seeing us in masks. I saw a lot of ppl with handkerchief masks, while a family had put on the cloth mask for their kids.

Now's where the fun thing happened.After purchase, we had to take an auto to home and I went to a rickshaw driver and said .."bhaiyya sector 4....."

"Nahi!!!!!", was his answer and he literally turned his auto and ran away!!!

God, we had a good laugh and later while we were heading home in another rick with a sensible driver, I was just wondering about the general public's awareness.

Most educated ppl are getting their awareness right, but what about these guys? They are prone to risk with so many ppl travelling in and out of their autos...

It is even said that "It is advisable to wear three-layer mask in public places as part of precautionary actions apart from the other preventive measures."

And if one can act on their common sense, they would've known that a person affected with swine flu would not come to D-mart for shopping!. He or she will be bed-ridden

What is the govt gonna do abt spreading awareness to these ppl?
Why doesn't it make it compulsory to wear masks so as to minimize the risk?

I even read an article where it says not to wear mask until infected... But then, seriously, if this virus can spread by just a sneeze, then y the hell would I not want to wear a mask.
However, I have a feeling that they referred to the N-95 Mask and not the surgical or cloth mask.

Anyways, I think we will see a lot of ppl with masks on the roads in the next few days.

I hope this damn thing gets over soon!
God Bless and good health to all.

Monday, August 3, 2009

A Snoring Dream

Hmmm... So everyone in my family except me is blessed with the gift of snoring. Me, the unfortunate one can't snore and hence can't stand the others snoring next to me and hence can't sleep!

I sometimes used to wonder how peacefully they slept, while besides the snoring, the paper fluttering or the door's slight banging, or any small sound bothers me so much till i fall into deep slumber.

Once i tried to snore rather act it out and i realized that your own snoring sound can be heard by u from the inside with a great echo effect that no other sounds matter...
Also u can tune it to a rhythm u want... ok so this maybe weird, i try to find rhythm in these sounds so that i can expect them in the same pattern and get used to it and find some sleep...

On on the whole, because of the snoring, I couldn't sleep for a good two hours last night. Hence this post.
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