1. a substance that has no fixed shape and yields easily to external pressure; a gas or (especially) a liquid. “We all need several glasses of fluid a day”
1. (of a substance) able to flow easily. “the paint is more fluid than tube watercolors”
The Flu virus floats around like a plastic bag in a breeze and lands on anything with a warm surface. It proceeds to take up residence in the heads and lungs of its victims. Like the id, the flu wants what it wants. Once inside, it becomes the house guest from hell, turns the heat up on its new hosts, and rejects anything that gets eaten. Not wanting to stop there, the flu and its id are even more happy to move on to a new residence with a sneeze, forgetful touch (doorknob, remote, phone) by an unwashed hand, or a nose wipe.
As a teacher, there will always be students, parents, and or colleagues battling the flu and its id on a regular basis from October to March each school year. Fevers, coughs, phlegm, dizziness and vomiting are all part of the suffering unleashed by this selfish super bug. I was down for a whole day and half this year because of it.
And what does the world tell us to do when it hits us? Get some rest, and drink plenty of fluids. SMH.
* This is the opposite to a hole in their swing as I shared in What are holes made of? Pt 2 Language