Friday, March 04, 2011

The Common Cold...

I have a theory about why it's called the common cold, and it has nothing to do with it getting around...

That said, it's a misnomer at the very least, and a downright nasty misleading name at worst!  There is nothing "common" about a cold.  In fact, I'd say colds should be called "regal"...

Like royalty, the cold likes to swan about imposing its royal self on one and all with no care for the individuals needs or plans.

It is also a royal pain in the posterior!

Okay, that's probably where my regal analogy starts to lose puff, but I'm just trying to point out that the so-called common cold is a mighty force to be reckoned with and possibly well-underrated!

I had a visitation from the cold fairy recently, and in her usual manner, she slipped in and out of my life with little fuss, but left her calling card in some out-of-the-way corner of the house where I would discover it several days later and immediately recognise its owner as I started to feel that "running down the back of my nose" sensation.

Yesterday I felt fine.  Last night I felt the first symptoms of an impending cold.  Today I feel like I've been struck down by a herd of stampeding iPad-tragics eager to blow their wad on a half-arsed upgrade at the release of the iPad 2...

I'm just praying I get to feel remotely human again before this cold infects the menfolk - oh, the menfolk!  There are five of them in this house!  If this cold can knock me for six, it'll have them all re-enacting melodrama like B grade actors before Oscars nominations for at least a week!

It's the headache I can't abide.  When I feel this weak and pathetic, all I want to do is browse the net over a hot cup of Laksa, but the headache drains all the joy out of my comfort behaviours...  And I'm not in a good mood anyway, but this cold is just making me miserable, and its timing is impeccable!  Assuming it lasts the stock standard week, I should be feeling almost human just in time for PMS...

1 comment:

Kebeni said...

i sympathise, having had a cold for a bit over a week now I know what you are going thru. I also agree that the headache is the worse thing

Teenagers and the failing parent...