“My ‘scope feels sticky,” lamented one of the Bug Night-ers.
The White Coats exchanged meaningful glances as they prepared the materials for the evening’s session. Who hasn’t been stuck with a sticky ‘scope at Bug Nights? This was a busy laboratory with many students, eager for knowledge, cramming knowledge and candy all day.
“There are some wipes in the other room,” responded the White Coat-ette, “Just a damp paper towel could also do the trick”
“Have you ever had pink eye?” asked another, “Shouldn’t we be washing our eye cups, too?”
“Yeah, and another thing: how many people have handled these dissecting needles?” asked a germophobic Bug Night-er.
“Don’t sneeze or cough into your hands or on the Petri dishes,” advised the White Coat-er, “You can go down the hall and wash your hands once in a while.”
As the evening progressed, the conversations narrowed to focus on recent outbreaks of a variety of virulent respiratory and digestive tract illnesses striking friends and family. It had been a tough winter.
“There are a lot of nasty bugs going around this time of year,” allowed a Bug Night-er.
As if on cue, the germophobic Bug Night-er rose abruptly and headed down the hall. She returned quickly; ashen and shaking.
“There’s a lot of bugs going around there, too.”
Wash your hands and then come to Bug Night. You can wash your hands again when you arrive at the luxurious washrooms down the hall. We will see you on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 beginning at 6:00 PM sharp.
Make sure your hands are clean when you on windows or door to be admitted to the laboratory and washrooms.