Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Black Tie Affair...of Death

A. Doctors wear neckties

B. Doctors see sick people

C. Sick people cough, sneeze and otherwise project their germyness precisely at tie-level.

D. Ties rarely ever get washed

A+B+C+D = a brightly colored, interesting patterned landingstrip of disease and pestilence hanging from the neck of your physician.

Who knew? Well, apparently these guys did, back in 2004.

Luckily you can now buy antibacterial ties. I like this one based on the H1N1 pandemic. You know, because pandemics are just so whimsical.



Or you can go in another direction with these "awareables" ties. Not only do they adorn necks, they also "educate" the public. I like the Mad Cow one,


or maybe the Ebola.


I'm guessing people with Ebola probably don't need their awareness raised, what with the bleeding eye sockets and all....but just in case we have these cute little reminders.

I see plenty of doctors everyday at work. Starting tomorrow I'm eradicating any non-antimicrobial ties that I see. Its me against the bacterial neckwear. They're gross, but I'm pretty badass too and I have scissors. We'll see who wins this one.

Oh yes, we will see.