In this line of work, being sick sometimes feels like the norm. I can go from May through November without a single bout of illness. September comes, school starts, next come the runny noses, sneezes and coughs.
Although many schools teach their kids how to use the inside of their elbow as a sneeze guard, most have a hard time remembering how to lift that elbow when the sneezes actually come. Instead, they often point and shoot their coughs and sneezes directly into my mouth.
I should learn to keep my mouth shut.