This weekend, gentle reader, as I was sneezing and coughing several important questions came to my mind.
1- How on earth can a small body part like the nose produce so much mucus and phlegm?
2- What exactly is the difference between phlegm and mucus?
3- Why on earth are cold medicines so negative sounding? Anti-histamines, De-congestants, Ex-pectorants. No wonder we’re so down when we’re sick: we’re surrounded by cynical and defeatist medicine. Can’t someone make a “pro-respiration” medicine?
4- How is it possible that when I miss only two days of housework, I am then left with a mess that takes four days to overcome?
5- Why do children leave you alone in your room when you’re wide awake, but the second you fall into a benadryl induced coma they are immediately filled with the burning desire to talk to you about all their deepest and darkest feelings?
These are just a few of the pressing questions that have been on my mind lately. So what’s on yours?