A public service message:
During this time of the year, people fill planes to be with friends and family for the holidays. It’s the time to gather with those your love. It’s the time to shop at crowded malls. It’s the time to embrace holiday cheer.
In a season filled with more contact with people than usual, don’t ruin your own holiday season by catching a cold or flu. Or if you’re sick yourself, don’t spread your misery to others. Wear a protective mask.
Start the trend. Don’t let glares from others or strangers trying to avoid your path stop you. You’re doing everyone a favor and a social kindness. And if their fear of ‘the mask’ gives you a little extra room on a plane, so be it. “That’s my arm rest anyways!”
This message is brought to you by Those Against Colds and Flus
P.S. This is one trend that I really wish would be adopted outside of Japan. At our wedding in Hawaii, someone was sick, and it spread throughout my entire wedding party (including me!). Sick on a Hawaiian vacay. Can you imagine anything worse? Now who’s with me?! :)