The fog of war
Actual conversation from my office:
A: Mold can kill people. I'm serious.
B: Yeah. Some historians think that one of the Plagues of Egypt was actually a mold. A black mold that killed people.
A: It can get into the walls. Did you hear about the million dollar home that had to be evacuated because of the mold? They left all the art on the walls and everything.
C: It affects everyone. I think everyone in this country operates in a mental fog because of the contaminating molds in their environment.
ME: I think it's because people lie to us all the time. It takes so much effort to piece the narrative together.
B and C: Yeah. And the mold.