...except for me and my monkey! "Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see." -Rene Magritte

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Like head lice, but much, much worse

(Warning: Do not read while eating. Or after eating. Or before eating.)

Guess what a kid in my class has? Oh, just a nice case of Enterobius vermicularis. You might know it by its more common names: pinworm, or the grossest fucking thing ever. You know, the little half-inch long worm that lives in your ass and POKES ITS HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AT NIGHT AND LAYS THOUSANDS OF EGGS.

Wikipedia says, "Except for itching, pinworm infestation does not usually cause any damage to the body. Sleep disturbance may arise from the itching or crawling sensations."

Ewww! Ewwww! EWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

And according to the information sheet the school director printed out and tacked up next to our sign-in sheet, in some cases, 50% of children in the group become infected. I feel like bathing in acid right now.