Yes, dear cough, I know you’re still there. Along with the chest congestion, the runny nose, and the ear infection (yeah, ear infection, because apparently I’m five years old and like to stick crayons in there).
Cough Cough Cough
I have a new tactic for dealing with you, though. After–oh let’s round up and say three weeks–I’m just going to ignore you. I’m not going to let you stop me from getting my work and writing done, from taking care of my chores (Have those Christmas ornaments really been sitting on the coffee table for a week now?), from going on that walk (because it’s January in New England and it’s in the 50’s).
Cough Hack Cough
Did you hear something? I know I didn’t (although I know all those people in the office heard you last week).
Hack Hack Hack
You see, I know something you don’t. Eventually all colds will pass…and you know what, I’ll still be here when you’re long gone. So from now on, you don’t bother me. That’s it, end of story. You no longer exist. Now, please, please, please go away for real!