I was watching the news, and I saw a story that made me shake my head. They said that because of the swine flu threat, Olympic athletes are being encouraged not to shake hands, do the high 5, or do the cheek-to-cheek kiss thing. Now, they suggest they should do an elbow-tap.
Of course there is the initial “Oh boy, here we go” feeling. How stupid would it be to bump elbows? That’s just plane old dumb. But here’s the second reason to shake your head. Where are we being advised to cough and sneeze? That’s right, folks, right into our elbows. So, by smacking elbows, all those nasty elbow germs are getting to meet each other even more easily now. Way to go, smart thinkin’.