I want to use this letter to warn you of a virus that is going around. It is called The “Psst.”
Please be very careful that you do not get it. It is contagious. It is spreading. It is disgusting.
Contact only derives from the ears.
Beware! The “Psst” is everywhere. It originates from a nasty form of gossip.
Gossip hurts everybody. Please… Do not engage in that form of sickness. It will eventually deteriorate your soul.
Be leery of anyone leaning over to whisper to you in public. They are infected. They do not realize everyone in the room is aware of their infliction.
Nothing good has ever come from a case of The “Pssts.”
The only cure is isolation.
If you see someone who is infected, it is best to ignore them. They might view your vulnerable ears as a challenge.
So, children, I beg of you:
“Cover your ears
And bite your tongue.
A case of The Pssts
Cannot be undone.”
Please be careful. And remember you will never regret the nice words you have said about someone but you will always regret most of the bad ones.
Here are some ear muffs. And a tongue depressor… Just in case.