In a chat with a colleague today, I learned the following:
1. My colleague thinks the media coverage of swine flu is very overblown.
2. My colleague has already stocked up on face-masks.
Maybe you need new colleagues?
See, Whitman got it wrong on the nature of human contradictions. It shouldn’t have been “I am large. I contain multitudes.” It should have been “I am large. I contain platitudes.”
3. The media reports that face masks don’t help.
Your colleague wants no competition for supplies?
Is it then safe to deduce that said colleague is not a scientist?
It’s ingenious. Buy low, before the hysteria has *really* hit it’s stride, then sell high to panicked people who think it’ll help while laughing all the way to the bank.
Evil, but ingenious.
your colleague is in Mexico…:)?
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