Anticipating a major flu outbreak (achoo!), France stocked up on 94 million doses of the flu vaccine last fall. So far, only 5 million people have been vaccinated. Quick math equals a whole lotta’ vaccine left over. So they decided to have an overstock clearance sale… or something like that. Apparently Qatar, Egypt, Mexico and Ukraine are interested buyers. Here’s hoping the outbreak never lives up to the fears and that none of those countries ever have to ask for a frequent shopper card.

In very related news… guess who got letters from the French health minister listing all the reasons we’re at risk for the flu and vouchers for two complimentary doses of the vaccine? Mr and Mrs Yours-Truly.

Thanks, but non merci. I’ve had enough shots lately.

(And have I mentioned lately… 24 days to Senegal!)