This week in America, we were subjected to new levels of coronasanity as we watched a masked woman in a plastic shed navigate the aisles of her local Walmart.
While such superstitious behavior makes me want to gouge out my eyes and live deep in the woods away from other humans, I have to admit that plastic sheds are a hundred times better than what's happening in India:
Yep, you read that right. In an effort to combat the 'Rona, some Indian individuals have turned to smearing cow pies all over themselves.
"In Hinduism, the cow is a sacred symbol of life and earth. Some residents of Gujarat in the western part of the country have been visiting cow shelters to rub the excrement on their bodies, then hug or honor the cows while the mixture dries. When it does, it's washed off with milk or buttermilk."
That sounds like fun. I'm sure those guys smell great when they return home to their families! Scrub-a-dub-dub!
Of course, before we count our lucky stars, there's always the possibility this madness could be exported here...
From this story, published only this week:
"The cow dung may have been transported under the mistaken belief that it offers protection against COVID-19."
God help us.
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