I woke up on Saturday not feeling well. I had a really bad sore throat and was sniffly and sneezy. I was all, “Aleeexxxx, I’m siiiiiick!” but he countered with, “No, you have allergies.”
He spoke with such authority that I decided he was probably right.
See, with the exception of a few sneezes and sniffles last year, I’ve never had allergies, so I don’t have a lot of experience with them except to hear other people complain about them. I’ve always felt vaguely sorry for them, but, you know, it was never my problem, so I didn’t ask a lot of questions about headaches vs. ague-like symptoms and whatnot.
Suddenly, such questions are of huge interest to me.
I have spent the last three days asking Alex if my symptoms are those of allergies or illness.
Me: “Is a headache a sign of allergies?”
Me: “Is fatigue a sign of allergies?”
Me: “Are body aches a sign of allergies?”
Me: “Are chills a sign of allergies?”
At some point I started to suspect that Alex was just trying to convince me that I wasn’t sick so I couldn’t complain.
Joke’s on him. I complained anyway.
So anyway, I’m either dying of the common cold or I’m dying of allergies. I feel a little bit as if you all could help me (a) with a confirmation that I have a cold so I know it will go away in a few days, or (b) tell me how to make my allergy symptoms stop.
Make this go away. Please.*
* If you could make Alex wrong as you do so, that would be even better.