If you are sick or recovering from being sick with the common cold or the flu or any of those types of virus’ that spread around, I have some simple guidelines you should be following.
- You might feel better but you look awful and you’re contagious like a bacteria culture. Translation: Don’t come to church. It won’t impress me.
- If you do come to church, don’t shake my hand. Thank you.
- Don’t sit next to me or for that matter anywhere in the vicinity.
- Please leave right away so that I don’t get whatever it is that you have.
- If you don’t, I will.
It’s not that I want to snub you, it’s just that you’ve just gotten me sick and likely ruined my whole next week. I’ve been through this scenario far to many times to count and have learned to wash my hands with anti-bacterial soap immediately after (and sometimes while at) church.