The Pink Eye Guy
At this year's Fall Festival, I got everything - a pronto pup, chicken and dumplings, pink eye. I got everything.
As I was shaking the man's hand, I said to myself, "Hey, he looks like he has pink eye." I am the master of observation.
My wife Lora and I have three kids and have had pink eye carried home from school a dozen times over the years but this is the first time I've caught it.
Everything that applies to a school kid's case of pink eye, applies to you if you get it - try not to rub your eyes, treat both eyes, and yeah, the drops really do sting. But it's a common problem and the medication works within twenty-four hours. However, the general school policy of keeping a pink eye case out of circulation until the medicine gets a chance to work is very important. It's that contagious.
By the way, the 3 mL bottle of prescription drops cost $70. At that rate, pink eye drops run about $88,000 per gallon. Remember, that's the co-pay price.
So, what's next for me at the Fall Festival in 2011? Ringworm!