Ducks, rather than shed and replace a feather at a time, molt all their flight feathers at the time their babies are floating around on a lake or marsh, hiding in the reeds. The parents cannot fly for a week.
I so love me some Eddie time.
Or a hearing test.
A relationship where you love’em but don’t like’em is a relationship that will fail.
I have always loved this one.
My dad’s 93rd birthday is in two days. If he makes it. It is far from a sure thing. This comic today was exactly what I needed. I cannot thank you enough.
I’m sorry about your dad!
You don’t vaccinate for you: you do it for the newborn who can’t be protected yet and who is particularly vulnerable. For the patients on chemo. And then for the personal satisfaction that you know you will never be the cause of someone else’s preventable suffering and even death and the grief of their families that way. You do it because you’re a decent human being who cares about other people, to be able to look yourself in the eye in the mirror. Not to mention, my parents would have given anything for me to have been able to get a mumps vaccine—there wasn’t one yet when that disease permanently cost me part of my hearing as a little kid. I don’t get why resentment that people working for a corporation earn a living means that some people are willing to make others die to show those corporations just who’s boss. Get the shots. It’s not hard. It’s the right thing to do. Choosing kindness and compassion makes you a better person.
My niece didn’t get a flu shot. She’s 43 and had always been in good health. She got the flu. She spent March in the ICU after her flu turned into pneumonia turned into sepsis, spent April in the hospital, most of May in rehab, and she’s going to spend June back in the hospital when they amputate nine fingertips, all her toes, and if at the last they can’t save it, her left leg below the knee. They’ve been doing hyperbaric treatments in hopes that they could save…something, and the end result is it looks like she gets to keep having one thumb. If you ever want to hear someone passionate about how important flu shots are, go ask her.