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It didn’t work.

So I’m driving into work and I see this sign on the MTA bus in front of me.

It’s a good message, and one I agree with. So I immediately take out the soap and water and start washing my hands, to prevent the spread of flu.

All of a sudden, the bus stops unexpectedly for a red light or a pedestrian or something.

I slam into the back of the bus, and get a ticket. I go to traffic court, and sit next to a guy who’s coughing and sneezing, and … I got the flu.

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