The 24-Hour Bug

The 24-Hour Bug
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Just about every one of us has encountered the 24-Hour Bug at some time in our lives (quite probably after a little too much ‘herb’ on a frat-party evening).

This Bug is quite easy to catch. You’ll find him in just about any ‘round-the-clock convenience store in just about any rundown neighborhood across the land. Just look for that sickly green faded-fluorescent glow across an oil-stained potholed parking lot and, Voila!

But you must be careful that this guy doesn’t follow you home. (These creatures always seem to be quite needy and eager to please, and appear rather fond of all things American — Coke, attitude, blue-jeans, muscle cars, microwaveable ‘food’ substances, loud bad music, etc.).

However, I’m not sure exactly what you should avoid to escape the 24-Hour Bug — that really grody handle to the restroom door? the multi-colored puddle near the pork-rinds rack? those strangely fuschia nuked hot dogs from between the World Wars? The smeary glass casework? or the not-totally-clean hand that’s extending your 13 cents change?

Good luck with that, though!

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Markrules 5 years ago from USA,P.A, Newport


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rickzimmerman 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio Author

Hey, thanks for the apt(?) and appreciative(?) comment, Mark!

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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Rick-You are a great cartoonist. Just love that great drawing of the bug. I enjoyed your hub on the 24 hour bug. There are so many ways to catch it, like you said. Diry door knobs, shaking hands, flushing toilets, people coughing around you at the local coffee shop, etc.. Sorry, couldn't help myself. Thanks for a funny but true article:)

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rickzimmerman 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio Author

Thanks, MT, glad you liked it and that it rang true.

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