Feature: "Bubby, You Helped!"
Months after they got her advice, our readers update Bubby on their lives.
What ever happened to... Sheena?
On January 19th, Bubby received a desperate email from Sheena, who wanted to know some good ol' fashion remedies for avoiding the flu this winter. Bubby had a hunch that she had probably avoided the worst of the flu season by this point, but advised her to stay bundled up, and avoid others with the sniffles. So, now that the crocuses are blooming in our backyards, we wanted to know: Did Sheena manage to escape the flu, or is she typing her update while exclaiming... ACHOO!
I just thought you'd like to know that I have not (knock on wood) gotten the flu this year. I have been washing my hands a lot (especially after riding the subway) to keep the germs at bay. I've also been trying to dress warmly, and interestingly enough, I find it most difficult to stay warm when I am at work, not when I am outdoors. The sadistic people I work with insist on frigid temperatures all year round. My fingernails sometimes turn blue. But maybe that's a different gripe, for another email, some other time.
Sheena: If you find that you have cold hands at work, why don't you request a heater in your office? I also have cold hands and asked for a heater and I got one right away. It stands right behind my chair and it helps a lot. Tell "the powers that be" that if your office were warm you could produce much more perfect work than you do with cold hands. Also try going to the bathroom to rinse your hands in the warm water. Hope all this will help. It worked for me.
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