I've always thought Christmas nutcrackers were super creepy.
And that they look like they have lockjaw. Like the tetanus. But mostly creepy.
But the good thing about the tetanus, in case you were wondering, is that it's not necessarily fatal.
Unlike the rabies.
Unless, of course, you live in the third world and you're born with it, in which case you'll most likely die.
However, if you live here and have access to good medical care, they'll cut away the damaged tissue and then pump you full of antibiotics and - get this: 3,500-4,000 calories per day, with a ton of protein. This is because all the spasming you're doing burns a ton of calories.
It is one of my big paranoias. I think about it whenever I wear flip flops in DC. Also whenever I pick up random pieces of metal from the road, which I seem to be prone to doing. If they look cool and I think I can use them in an art thing.
It doesn't make sense with the tetanus fear, because I then spend the rest of the day Googling and fretting.
But now that I know that it's not fatal, I feel a whole lot better.
Those nutcracker dolls, though. I bet they steal your breath while you're sleeping.