BJ'S BLOG 02/04/16 "Double Dipping DANGER"

February 4, 2016

This is a serious Super Bowl Weekend Warning, friends. I know your first instinct will probably be laughter, and I can’t blame you…but I want to stress that this isn’t actually a joke!
 
When a city’s team is in the Super Bowl on a given year, more people in that city die from the flu that year. So, that’s a deadly flu epidemic in two different cities every year. The same is NOT true of the city that hosts the actual game.
 
People who are staying at home and hosting small gatherings are at the highest risk, and it all comes down to double dipping your chips in the dip. Again, this isn’t a joke! Frequent hand washing and a “no double dipping” sign are recommended as preventive measures.
 
Personally, I like to break a chip in half, and dip each half independently. There’s also the “flip” method, which is where you dip one end of the chip, and then flip it around to dip the side that hasn’t yet touched your mouth. Neither of these methods has proven to be very popular in mixed company. Trust me, I’m speaking from firsthand experience.
 
What do you think, Rock-A-Holics? Is this a real health scare, or are we just being scared into getting flu shots each year? I’d love to know how you feel about this, but please, put on this surgical mask first…