Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Like clockwork

Every single school year, from mid-September through mid-October. 1


This is when you start seeing empty chairs, explained away by the choruses of “there’s something going around.”2

Every single year, this is literally the only time of the year that I fear missing work due to illness. 3

The consistency of the timing from year-to-year is fascinating, if you think about it much. 4

  1. knock on wood []
  2. Knock on wood. []
  3. Knock on wood. []
  4. KNOCK ON WOOD. []