Monday, September 15, 2008

Impotence against the enemy bugs

I've had the sore throat from hell since Thursday evening, and promptly blamed it on the boy because he doesn't believe in keeping the hell away from other people when he's sick.

They say that being a contractor is the best cure for the common cold; if that's the case then what I have (and what the boy had a few days prior) is no ordinary cold. Because, while I've soldiered on in the face of the puny-er viral armies (with a little help from pseudoephedrine, my weapon of choice), this latest one is relatively nuclear-powered. I even took Friday off (shock!) - I even too today off (horror!).

The boy came home with reinforcements today - herbal cold 'n' flu tablets, echinacea and more pseudoephedrine (mass weapons of decongestion) - so I was thinking of going back to work tomorrow.

Only...now TLM is sick.

4 comments:

Nigel Patel said...

Is pseudoephedrine regulated over there?
Here you can get into trouble for buying too much of it because it's a component in chrystal meth.

Angela said...

Now those things you shouldn't share.

Take another day off
Maybe you will come up with something to write through the fog

Violet said...

nigel: yeah it's the same here. You have to sign a logbook at the pharmacy every time you buy anything with that in it.

angela: you'll be pleased to know that I didn't go to work that day. But I hope to make it for tomorrow (Thursday).

PBS said...

Hope the second day off is the charm--and you get better!