Yesterday, I was (gasp!) doing some housework and I turned on the television for a bit of background noise. A commercial came on that talked about how the flu spreads from one person, to the next person, to the next person, until finally, someone's aunt gets it and ends up in the hospital. Essentially, the public service announcement was telling us that unless we get the flu shot, it is our fault that dear old auntie is in the hospital, possibly dying from the flu. Given my issues with hyper-responsibility, well, this ad made me cringe.
About two minutes after this commercial, a sitcom came on. The whole episode was about how the main characters' house was infested with bed bugs because a family member got them while on vacation in Florida. Great. I'm going to be visiting some family members in Florida in a few weeks.
I wanted to throw the TV out the window. I've decided that television (and probably housework too) is bad for my health.