Halloween is here. Bad political costumes, smashed pumpkins, and 5 mph speed limits through residential areas are great, but what else does this holiday have to offer. Halloween is the official opening of the cold and flu season. It's the trick that comes after the treat.
Kids and parents alike, gobble down cheap, sugary candy filled with corn syrup and imitation chocolate for a solid week, weakening their immune systems and setting the stage for another never ending cold season. Brace yourself for runny noses and employee sick days, people. The virus will spread like a golden parachute, trapping finger licking children underneath.
This Halloween will be even worse, .....for two reasons. It falls on a Friday night, and it's unseasonably warm outside. We'll all stay up later losing sleep, and the temperature will drop 30-40 degrees like it always does during the first week of November. Now, that's scary. .............Matt