Wednesday, February 7, 2018

All in Favor, Say Pink Aye

Hey Gang,

2018 has been a lot of fun so far!  It has brought us an exciting Super Bowl, the upcoming Olympics and a horrible flu season.  I heard that a local elementary school is having a pink-eye epidemic.  It makes me sad to think of a school building full of children with big puffy eyes.  How are they supposed to read the chalk board or clap the erasers?  Maybe the school should find a group of pirates who would be willing to donate their old eye patches to the kids? I also thought it would be a cool and hep idea to call it P!nk Eye, in honor of the pop-star.  I suggested all of these ideas to the principal, she told me that since I have no children to leave the campus and never come back.  Education is so important.

It made me curious about what this medical phenomena is so I went to the information source that everyone goes to in the 21st century...a set of  World Book encyclopedias.  Apparently is an optic virus that makes an eye itchy, sore and light red. (Why it wasn't name Light-Red Eye, I will never know.)  Its medical name is conjunctivitis, which makes me think of a conjunction and a vitamin.  It is as if  the words "and", "but" or "so" took a calcium chew.  Words are nifty!

Be careful out there, kids.  Try not to rub your eyes for the next 3 months.  You don't want to get the influenza, the conjunctivitis or Dorito dust all over your face. (That often happens to me during my brunching hour.)

Stay Awake and Stay Healthy,

Cathy Gainer Corporate Trainer


  1. Eeek! I did not know pink eye was going around dont rub your eyes for sure. Thanks for sharing this

  2. I've had pink eye before, it's the worst. If kids do have it, just stay home.

  3. Never had pink eye & hope to never have it. Hope school kids are taught about contagious viruses such as this one. Hand washing & not touching your eyes & face is important.