Have you ever
scoffed at someone’s
finally tried it
and found out
they were actually
For the past two weeks literally everyone around me has gotten the same cold–my friends, co-workers and family. For a time I felt like I might be blessedly immune, but then I bought a plane ticket to go to Vancouver for a nice 5-day vacation.
Even when I did it, I knew I was not only tempting fate, I was egging its house and calling it out on network television. So, of course, I have a cold now and the trip has been postponed.
Feeling that terrible tickle in the throat that augers nearly all of my illnesses, I decided to finally try a remedy my father had long advocated–at the first sign of said tickle, drink a shot of vodka.
And though my head is currently filling up with various nasty fluids as I type this, I have to say that–for the first time since I can remember in my history of such illnesses–my throat feels fine. The tickle vanished and a few subsequent shots have kept it away.
It kinda makes me wonder about other useful pieces of advice I’ve ignored over the years–mostly out of stubbornness. It also makes me regret all of the sore throats over the years I could have avoided via the Absolut in my freezer.