Wednesday, 19 November 2014

#MicroblogMondays: A Lucky Escape

An overdue get-together, my friend arrived and we kissed hello on the cheeks. She then proceeded to apologise for being late - her family had a nit alert.

"Nits?'' I recoiled, taking an involuntary step back.

Just the night before, my husband and I had watched an episode of Modern Family, in which Lilly had nits and was used as a secret weapon against a much-disliked acquaintance. Her father had fended her off - like a lion tamer - with a floor lamp. I was tempted to do the same with my friend.

Another friend, her children now grown, flatly refused to assist our potentially nit-ridden friend to begin the de-lousing process, so I didn't feel so guilty about my display of abject horror.

There are definite advantages to not having children.


8 comments:

  1. I'm shuddering at the thought of nits. On the same level as fleas. We had a scare at our daycare recently. So not fun. And I agree a definite advantage for not having kids.

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  2. I had not previously thought of this being an advantage of not having children, but it definitely is!

    I've had lice twice in my life, both times as an adult (job hazard, I guess), and I can confirm that having the nits picked out of your hair is no fun.

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  3. I suppose it's still possible?? But certainly less likely!

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  4. Urgh! Yeah the last thing you want is an outbreak of nits!

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  5. Lice freaks me out. I live in fear of lice and ticks.

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  6. I have only had them once in my life and that was last year. Hadn't been around any kids at all and have no idea where they came from. Catching the bus perhaps?

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  7. Had to google nit. Had this trouble when I was much younger. A neighbour spread it to me. Definitely not a nice experience. Ugh.

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  8. yikes!! yeah... that sucks! But I wouldn't want to be around it either.

    I often think about how many health issues/diseases I avoid by not having kids. It's definitely one of the blessings!

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