We are encouraged to get the flu shot every year. I never had gotten it before, partly because of my
love deathly fear of needles. But I figure that the State Department knows more about this than I do, and the nurse had some of the nasal spray version, so I got the inoculation.
The point of getting an inoculation is so that you won’t get sick. That’s what I was told, anyway. So imagine my unhappy surprise to get flu symptoms two days after getting the up-your-nose-with-a-rubber-hose flu “shot.” Three days after, I’m sneezing and blowing snot at visa applicants.
I suspect that among the local applicant pool, I’m already one of the less popular visa officers. I can’t imagine that infecting them with my diseases is improving my reputation.