Growing up I was a bonafide Simpsons addict!!! I learned from a young age that everything important in life you learn from The Simpsons. One episode that I always think of is when Flanders declares after reading Homer's gossip blog "They are controlling our minds with Flu Shots"! I find it hillarious b/c I actually know many people who believe this to be true... or in some other form. My mother believes flu shots are a conspiracy by the AMA and the pharmaceutical industry to actually innoculate us with the flu virus so they can sell medicines and keep the offices full.
This year I decided I should get the flu shot and get the children vaccinated as well. To me it makes sense considering our home has been a plagueville this last year and Harm just started school. I have a low immune system, Callum has breathing problems, and heck who needs the flu. Of course my mother is angry at me. She blames my stomach virus of last week on the shot (which is amazing when you consider Chris had it first and never had a shot). Chris thinks he is tough and doesn't need to waste $2o. My nanny is at least honest and hates needles (which I do too)!
So we shall see who is right! If any of these people come down with the flu I win. If they don't I wasted 4 co-pays but at least Harmon got a yummy lollipop afterwards. If the Simpsons are right my shot will give me Black Friday fever and increase my Christmas shopping!