Permethrin Parties and R&R: the Upsides of Sharing Everything
Scabies sucks, but it was fun when people got excited about applying each other’s permethrin and the subsequent “prolonged skin-to-skin contact” parties we’re now green lighted to have.
And having strep is not fun, but it’s nice that I don’t worry about losing my job/money/childcare/house because I’ve gotten sick and need to stay in bed for a couple days. And people will bring me food.
So maybe intentional community breaks even. We infect each other with every transmissible ailment, but then we take care of each other while people get back to normal.
Cue inspirational music.