I’m not particularly fond of ice-creams…the good old ice-cream seller probably never earned much on my account… People, my friends included are amazed by this fact. So all the Rasperry duets and Jiggly wiggly’s and Cornetto’s generally don’t figure on my craving list. When it comes to Cola’s I have to sheepishly admit that i CANNOT finish a single bottle on my own.
Despite avoiding these two common culprits, I don’t know how i catch colds, and coughs too for that matter.
Yup i know colas and ice creams are not always the reason behind colds and coughs, maybe its the chilly breeze, maybe i caught it from someone, maybe i should just take an extra blanket at night…
After a serious dose of medicines and pills (and a whole lot of ginger juice and honey-courtesy darling granny) i managed to recover from one of those horrible coughs which seem endless, with people actually freaking out (hey are you ok? have some water..) and extended colds where you seem to need a paper napkin every half an hour or so…it seems like I’m about to have a randezvous with my two old bum chums again..
Apparently you cough all night (you’re not sup2 know that since you’re asleep) and wake up with a sore throat..the kinds where you feel—Oh Shit! I’m about to be attacked by the cough-devil again.
And..they start attacking–first-the small fits, occassional. By evening its a little more than that.
By now, your throat burns slightly, with warning bells ringing in your head–this will be worse, if you don’t tackle it.
So tackle i do..
Now gargling is not something I’m good at, and nor am i used to it…Simply stare at those who can manage to gargle continuosly without throwing up all the water.
So to shield myself from the cough giants, i enter my bathroom with the yellow light shining brightly above my head, the glass full of hot salt water, which i manage to hold for a few seconds since i can’t even tolerate boiling hot stuff in general..lol
Staring at the glass, with the white grains floating randomly i say to myself…*Ok you have got to do this, even if you don’t know how to gargle, even if it means guzzling down half the glass full of boiling hot water–it matters a lot, even if it is hardly effective–it will save you from all the trouble of coughing loudly and distracting the class, you will sleep peacefully and so will others, atleast it will not worry your grandmother to death (oh even coughs worry her a great deal)*
Round 1 begins *bang*
You sip a mouthful of water, only to realise its wayy too much, first attempt lasts barely two seconds, and the water somehow goes down your throat wayy inside. Shit, stop yourself from gulping it down!!
Round 2 *bang*
Less water this time. attempt lasts 2 seconds too, cuz nose is blocked and you feel all choked so there… you throw up all the water. awesome
way to go gargle queen!
*now i was laughing at myself—saw my bugs bunny teeth laughing back at me…*
Round 3 *bang*—-i will do it this time! Somehow!!
Ok sip, there less water..keep it there hold it..gargle..no don’t gulp it yes..thats about 10 seconds not bad! Enough..there all the chocolates stuck around your teeth comes tumbling out…
And then there were a few repeats of round 3…managed a few quick glances at myself in the mirror and realised it was quite a funny site…with me trying hard not to gulp the water down…also saw how i would look with my cheeks even more chubbier, right now they seem quite normal..ok i’m rambling now..so over and out!
Water Water Everywhere.