Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Annual November Cold

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Sneezing, coughing, runny red nose that hurts from blowing - the works. I feel awful and the worst of it is, it's only a cold! How can something that makes us feel sooooo sick be so trivial? It's even referred to as the "common"cold like it doesn't even deserve a good name.

Colds are contagious so naturally, if you have one, you should stay home and not risk spreading it to others (even if you know damn well who gave it to you and all you want is the satisfaction of giving it right back to this person who is now just fine and not feeling at all guilty about making you sick). But sometimes a cold sneaks up on you during the day and there's nothing that can be done except try to keep a distance. 

Muffling the sound of a sneeze is not always easy. It's not a yawn after all. It's repetitive and it's LOUD!

Me: "Achoooo"!
Not me: "Bless you"
Me: "Thank you"

Me: "Achoooo"!
Not me: "Bless you"
Me: "Thank you"

Me: "Achoooo"!
Not me: "Bless you"
Me: "Thank you"

Me: "Achoooo"
Not me:  
Me: "Thank........Oh"

It's like that knock-knock joke that kids love. You know....
Banana who?
Banana who?
Banana who?
Orange ya glad I didn't say banana?!

Well, people get fed up with the routine. After a few sneezing fits, no one wants to play any more. 

"You sound sick. Maybe you should go home". 

What they're really thinking is "Shut uuuuuuuuup! Take a pill! Get a grip! It's just a cold"!

See? Trivial. Even my cat is avoiding me. If he thought I was really sick, he'd curl up beside me instead of giving me the comfort of the back of his head from a distance. 

Fine. Maybe it's only a virus, and maybe it's so common that no one feels the slightest sympathy for those who are sick with colds, but....but.....well I forget..... because I'm full of every kind of cold medicine I could get my hands on......but I'm sure there was a point to this. Maybe. I'm going back to bed. 

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4 comments:

  1. Oh poor you just got over mine no medicines but 2 days in bed during the first week of this month.Get wellsoon.

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  2. Thank you Edward! That's just what I wanted to hear - a "poor you". Glad you're feeling better.

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  3. fly in the web11/23/2011

    Take the French cure....hot grog.

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  4. It's worth having a cold for hot grog!

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