Friday, May 30, 2008

Ticks and Tricks

Tick season is in full swing here in Turkey. A week or so ago the local Istanbul hospitals were overrun with people who had picnicked in some of our parks and open spaces over the weekend. Finding ticks latched onto their bodies later that night and Monday morning they fled in mass to the doctors and hospitals. Read this article.
With a strain of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever associated with tick bites in recent year there was some genuine panic, 10 people have died of the disease this year alone.
However, there are some schemers out there. If someone knocks on your door and identifies themselves as City Tick Health Care workers and ask you to remove your clothes, place your arms over your head and twirl slowly. Don't do it, They are scamming you and just want to see you naked.

I wish I had known this yesterday. I feel stupid now.

My thanks to John W in Winesburg for providing the humor to this posting. I can still see you dancing around your front porch!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hay handy repair man. Next time your in the campground you can replace 2 worn out toilet seats?
Love you lots

Living, Traveling, and Wandering on the Far Side of the World

Living, Traveling, and Wandering on the Far Side of the World