Monday, March 9, 2015
I have all the symptoms of the common cold, except one
I got a headache. Whine, whine. It was an icky shot. Really icky. Yesterday, I was sideswiped with the common cold. It is not my turn. I had a cold/flu thing in December. I tie this cold directly to the icky shot.
No one promised that vaccinations made you rational.
I looked up ways to battle the common cold. There was one ad, "Fun ways to fight a cold." FUN WAYS? It was a Clorox ad. All cold advice is brought to you by your friendly first-world marketeers: Vicks, Clorox wipes, Nyquil, Claritin-D and so on. Zinc is good. Vitamin C. Water.
See the symptoms of a cold in the red box above. Third one down is anorexia. Really? A cold causes anorexia? I've been trying for years to stop eating, making do with one piece of hardtack candy a day, and I've failed miserably.
Since when was anorexia a cold symptom? Has "anorexia" become a synonym for loss of appetite?
Who put that list together? I want your name, and I want it now. I'm lowering your grade.
Posted by Louise Plummer at 1:14 PM