I got to thinking after noticing my waitress has been wiping her nose a lot from time to time...the pool hall is likely a bad place to try and avoid the flu. Be it the waitress, casual friends who you shake hands with, the bartender, or simply handling a rack of balls that the last group of players used ahead of you...we are all at a definite threat of getting sick in this sport. Think about it. Service people, waitresses for one, most depend($$$) on HAVING to be on the job even if they feel bad, so being that they deliver drinks and food, exchanging money by many, many people in an evening of running around the floor, YOU have a very poor chance of missing the contact of any virus. Just my thoughts. sid~~~needs to get religious about washing hands more