Turn and Cough

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The homo sapian. What a peculiar species.

Honestly, I’m not sure what I think of them. Some of them, if not most of them, are very intelligent, particularly fascinating, surprisingly creative, and often possess a fair amount of common sense. An interesting phrase, “common sense,” when you take into consideration the fact that the majority of human behavior I’ve observed has left me with a regretably negative general picture of the species. Many that I’ve come across have been mostly miserable, insultingly ignorant, and far too eager to follow what their government or media tells them to do. Perhaps the more pleasant ones are in a majority over the unpleasant, but the latter are far more noticible, unfortunately.

Of course, there are good and poor examples of a species in any race, and the poor should be embraced with the good.

However, there is one quality that I occasionally find in both examples that I simply cannot stand: a phenomenon much of the human race calls germaphobia.

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  1. Avatar g²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    This has been an idea stirring in the back of my mind for about a week now, inspired by the recent h1n1 epidemic, thinking about how the immune system works, and my utter annoyance with both how much the media’s been hyping the epidemic and how ignorant people can be sometimes.

    Now, I’m not trying to start a conspiracy (this may be a suspicion later on in this bit, but I thought I’d dispell this early), this is simply the result of mixing around and messing with a few different ideas.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Monk meets the cleaning lady.. wait which one is good and which is bad? I mean Monk is smart, but he has serious issues.. and the cleanest lady in the world, a germaphobic, could be dumber than a box of rocks, but a very nice person.. I’m just not a great judge of character I suppose. Or maybe that’s not what you meant by the good and the bad?
    In any case, this is a very clinical, alien’s eye view of the human race, very broad, too, and could be narrowed down in the next installment.

  3. Avatar Krulltar

    Hey, I get alone with the 1 trillion living organisms in my lower intestion alone, which represent over 400 species of bacteria… so me hating 1 strain of swine flu called h1n1 doesn’t make me a germaphobe. For example, just because I hate Barry Horawitz for giving me wedgie back in 7th grade, that doesn’t make me a anti-semite.

    Anyway, I had a point to make…oh yeah…this makes an interesting story idea.

  4. Avatar Raegan Dauterive

    I’m a germaphobe, a lot of the time anyway.

    and yay for Elsha mentioning Monk. I love Monk! lol

  5. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Thoughtful little discussion, and it definitely leaves me wondering who the narrator is.

    And just to be argumentative, it is my belief that a more part of the human race are good and caring sorts, but the jerks just stand out more on account of how loud and dramatic they are.

  6. Avatar g²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    My thought exactly. I just mostly wanted to toy around with some ideas rolling around in my head.

  7. Avatar g²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    I felt an edit was in order, to make it sound like our humanoid observer hasn’t lost complete and total faith in humanity.