I literally caught a bug from a bug.
I enjoy walking in the park, and one night at dusk, a bug flew straight into my eye. No time to blink. He was not watching where he was going. So rude! He sacrificed his life. I struggled to get him out of my eye without a mirror. Of course, I kept walking. After about 45 minutes, my eye felt semi-normal. I didn’t think much more about it until the next night when the same eye began to water and itch. It continued to get worse, and when I woke up the next morning, it was definitely worse. I rarely run to the doctor for what I think are minor issues, but if I had pink eye, I didn’t want to share with coworkers and their families. So, off to the doctor I went.
No pink eye. Apparently, the bug who dive-bombed me had germs, and he shared with me.
I now think about “catching a bug” with a new perspective.
Unless I wear goggles, I can’t avoid bugs who fly into my eyes, but there are a lot of things in life I CAN avoid, not just because they bug me, but because they can infect me with stuff I don’t want.
So…shoo, bugs. You are not welcome here.