I guess I can minimize my odds of getting the flu if I remember that I didn't wipe down the treadmill, etc. by doing it in the future, but then I assume everyone showers, anyway.
I did have the flu shot a couple of weeks ago, and my conscience is clear there. When my senior parent gets it though, it trips my panic cycle.
One guy I despised at work was a real coward. When his friends were ill, and wouldn't leave work to recover in our cubicle city, he wouldn't say anything to them. But if even cleared my throat, this bully would ask me if I had a flu shot, or how long I wasn't feeling well.
I wish I had the courage to confront this behaviour, but those days are gone, and I'm trying to live in the present more