July 12, 2014

It Won't be Bones and Typhoid

There was talk last night of Typhoid Mary. It started because I have had a respiratory issue that's been going on for over two weeks, and random people get it. I actually thought I had something like asthma, for awhile, and was set to call my GP.

It is literally, just a cough. But, it appears it is some weird cold and I gave it to my Mom and my niece. (My niece has since recovered, while I still struggle.)

So that was the discussion, with my sister, Mo, telling Bones and T that I was Typhoid Mary.

We were standing in the kitchen talking and then Bones said, "Who would name their kid typhoid?"

He said it in such a way, I thought he was joking.

He continued, 'I mean, what a name. Like anyone would want to date someone named typhoid?....'

At this point, conversation had stopped and we were listening to him carry on. "I'd never MARRY someone named Typhoid."

I started to laugh an uncontrollable laugh, as I realized he was serious.

Mo looked at him and said, "Wait. You thought that was her first name, Typhoid?"

He said, "Yeah, the family name is Mary, right?"

Good grief. We could not quit laughing. I will never think of her the same way.

Posted by Boudicca at July 12, 2014 03:07 PM

Well ... I did meet someone named Rhea Dyer one time. Personally, I think I'd rather be named Typhoid. :)

Posted by: PeggyU at July 13, 2014 02:41 AM

The world will be a less interesting place when your boys are all grown and gone and we don't get these stories anymore.

Posted by: Heresolong at July 13, 2014 07:18 PM

That cough thing has been going around ... Personally I think it is mutation of croup.

Kids get it for a week or so, but in adults it can hang on for several weeks. One of the daycare kids brought it in back in June, but my wife still has it.

Posted by: The Thomas at July 14, 2014 09:02 AM

Are you sure it isn't pertussis?

Posted by: PeggyU at July 14, 2014 11:49 AM