Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Fambly That Stays Together Coughs Together

These Goddamn flu pandemics. First the husband brings it home from some kid in school, then the son catches it, then gives it back to the husband, and then just when I thought I was immune to the whole thing, I get, like, the worst version of all. Could barely sit up yesterday without coughing myself into a blue fit.

Worst of all, the "students" selling ice-cream to "pay their school fees" came through the neighbourhood last evening and insisted on shouting through the open windows to get our attention. I waved them away whilst coughing my lungs out and they started coughing as well (as if to say, yeah, we think you're pretending). I felt like running out and tossing a handful of phlegm-laden tissues at them "Take that, you good-for-nothings! Try working to pay off your school fees!"

They'll be coming around next month in their nice clothes and the same tired old line about having to pay their school fees, and I'll be waiting. I've never seen the needy look more well-fed. If they can flog S$20 ice-creams on the bunch of us, they can jolly well work to pay off their damn school fees. Or their drug habits. I don't care. This time I'm going to take down some names.

Am not in a good mood today.

17 Comments:

At 2:08 PM, Blogger Minx said...

My poor son has been sick too... 2 days of high fever end last week, then very bad phlegmy cough since. Threw his milk up all over his father and myself at 4 am this morning, caused by the phlegm, no doubt.

The father, myself and maid have been coughing our lungs out too... :(

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger HairyDonut said...

Oh thank God our maid is not sick. I don't know what I'd do if she was.

What baffles me is the passing back of the flu. How can the virus mutate so quickly?!

 
At 2:28 PM, Anonymous dilettanteP said...

btw, I am somewhat baffled with the phenomenon of students selling ice-cream to pay off their school fees...

so how old are these kids and the ice-cream, do they really charge $20 and pp buy them?

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger HairyDonut said...

The kids are anywhere between 17 to 22, by my best guess. I hope the ice cream is younger than that.

I've seen my neighbours buying the stuff, but I really wonder where all the money goes. I'm sure some of it gets ploughed back into next term's ice cream for sale. I'm going to ask them the next time about these numbers.

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Indiana said...

Damn Smoot...thats not so good...but viruses often hang around and get passed from person to person i have seen it hang on for months, so they must be wily little buggers...Evolution at its finest as E@L would say.

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger ene said...

I *almost* got the flu bug by sitting beside a colleague for a one hour bus journey. I overdosed on Vit C, ate heathily and slept early because I could feel the bug creeping up. Thankfully, I did not catch it.

Get well soon Smoot! I know how irritating a drippy nose must be.

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger HairyDonut said...

Thanks. I just drank a glass of Lemsip and almost fainted. This stuff is gross.

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger Cobalt Paladin said...

Maybe you would like to start the family on a daily dose of Vit C. My wife and I have been drinking a glass of Vit-C water every morning. It is in tablet form which disolves in water. The one I take is Redoxon. My son takes a teaspoon of Pharmaton Kiddi Vit-C syrup every morning and the whole family has been sicked in much less frequency.

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger ene said...

While everyone is dishing out advice, I just like to add that I drink a glass of water every morning the moment I wake up. This is literally the next moment after I open my eyes (before I brush my teeth, before I pee). It seems to actually help me keep healthy! Try it.

And btw, Lemsip is gross. I never touch that stuff after I tried it once. Redoxon is the way to go - at least it tastes platable!

 
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