I don’t have to wear a coat if I don’t want to.

Quite often I don’t wear a coat when I am outside. Most of the time it is because I am either going from a building to my car, or my car to a building. Very rarely am I randomly walking around outside.

Anyway, many people say “put a coat on! you’re going to catch a cold!” I tried saying that doesn’t make sense, but it’s not like I have any credibility behind me that would back up my statement.

Not like Yahoo! knows any better than I do, but either way, its one more drop in the ‘ol bucket.

read this little Q&A:

Dear Yahoo!:
Is it true that catching a cold has nothing to do with being out in the cold?
Stockton, California
Dear Mark:
Yes. A cold is a viral disease. It is passed from one person to the next, usually by way of airborne droplets from a sneeze. You can also pick it up if your hands are dirty (with the virus) and you touch your eyes or nose. Catching a cold has nothing to do with the temperature outside, or whether or not your hair is wet. Colds are common during winter because people are living and working in close quarters. It’s chilly out there, so people tend to stay indoors. Proximity also makes schools, offices, and airplanes “great” places to catch a cold. Complicating matters, if you catch a cold, you’re contagious before you even know it. People are usually contagious about a day before the illness breaks, and a few days after they feel better. Plus, there are over 200 viruses that can cause a cold, and they’re constantly mutating.

So what’s the best way to avoid one? Steer clear of crowded places, wash your hands, keep your fingers out of your face (a good idea at all times, actually), and make sure your ventilation system is up to snuff. But the main thing is to keep those hands scrubbed.

You’re all dirty filthy bastards

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