Monday, January 17, 2011

"Bad news, Mrs. Lincoln. There is a new complication."

I extracted a salmon-colored special bulletin from Abby's backpack today, warning us that there may be a case of pertussis, or whooping cough, at the school. In it, we are rather alarmingly advised that:
Petrussis can cause complications such as pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage or even death.
Now I'm no doctor, but somehow I imagine that when you are dead your condition ceases to be complicated.