I just got this message from one of my friends back on the “Left Coast”. When I first received it, I thought, “Oh No! Is this some crazy chicken flu that got loose? Did “Captain Trips” jump off the pages of a Stephen King novel and into reality?”

Well, you have to read the message for yourself:

Subject: CDC Warning…

The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weekly Overload Recreational Killer (WORK).

If you receive WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues or anyone else via any means whatsoever – DO NOT TOUCH IT!!! This virus will wipe out your private life entirely.

If you should come into contact with WORK you should immediately leave the premises.

Take two good friends to the nearest liquor store and purchase one or both of the antidotes – Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) and Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER).

Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system. You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends.

If you do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.

Have a nice day!!

Well, I’m certainly glad we got this cleared up. And here I thought I was feeling run down because of the economic recession.

Thank you Sue for breaking up the day with some levity.

Oh well, break’s over. Back to work!!