Selfies May Come With Lice

Selfies may come with lice. So, if you are wondering what this means; read my post below. Indeed, we had a blast with Alan Eschenburg and Cheryl Honc from Belegenza at the Emmy’s.

The Emmy event brought up what I had just read in the comment section of The Sidney Morning Herald, “A headful of nits; does anyone want a selfie?”, by Annabel Crabb, August 17, 2014.

Although she speaks about various “adult humiliations,” one caught my eye, which is the following: “I speak, with grim and recently acquired expertise” on the Adult Nit Infestation. Of course, we sure know about that one!

As an adult, the discovery that one is harboring an unspecified number of small scuttling insects in one’s hair brings about a number of confronting results. First and foremost, I could not get beyond this one personally; which resulted in a shaved head.

Selfies May Come with Lice

MOST IMPORTANT is she makes mention in February; there were reports in California of a head-lice outbreak amongst teenagers. Consequently, this was fueled by the continuing popularity of selfies. This excitable claim of a selfie teen lice outbreak turned out to be largely spurious.

Also, she felt it was falsely generated by a commercial nit removal business. Hence, this humorously ended her thought provoking comments with, “My name is Annabel Crabb, and I had nits this week. But, I’m clean now. Selfie?”. Uh, no thanks!

One of the basic rules of lice prevention is no head-to-head contact; however, applying this to selfies is not so apparent.  While discussing a fundraiser with the principle of Crystal Lake Elementary School; Brenda Watkins said, she also recently read about selfies and lice transmission.

So, I shared this with both Alan and Cheryl; so they could better protect themselves. Since they take many photos with others, including selfies, prevention is everything. No offense to others; but lice is like being a carrier of the flu. Moreover, before you know you have it; and you’ve already passed it on.

Consequently, this conversation was perfect timing for their next event, The Social Slam Selfie Awards