Monday, February 20, 2012

Beware Of The Children Of Strangers....

Approximately one week ago I was at the grocery store, standing in line to check out and the woman in front of me had a child who was coughing (barking, actually). I honestly tried to hold my breath but that effort was totally futile. Two days later I was also barking coughing. Now, it seems I have really bad Bronchitis.

In fact, it is so bad that I busted a blood vein in my right eye and might well have strained a muscle in my chest. Oh. Joy. Now, I look like some kind of Vampire or creature of the night, just in time for our trip to Austin to see our son and celebrate Founder's Day with Mr. Snooty's fraternity brothers. I should be quite the hit this weekend, with the way I look. Yes, I'm whining. I look perfectly horrid and makeup only accentuates it.

Good. Grief. I don't want to have to start wearing a surgeon's mask when going to the grocery store, but I'm certainly considering it. This cough hurts and every time I look in the mirror it hurts even worse. Mr. Snoots can't even look at me without his eyes beginning to water. Yes, it's that bad.

I realize that most moms cannot leave their children at home when going to the grocery store. But, for God's sake, can't they at least teach them to cover their little germ infested traps mouths when they cough, so everyone else in the world doesn't get sick too? There are far too many stupid and inconsiderate people in the world, who would do well to pull their heads out of the dark crevices of their bodies sand. If ever a bad virus hits this country, I'm afraid that we are all doomed.

The winds here are predicted to be up around 30 mph today, with gusts up to 63 mph, so I guess I won't be leaving the house until we leave for Austin (due to the Rhinitis I'm plagued with). The stove vents in the kitchen are flapping and beginning to sound like a Gatling gun and I'm beginning to sound like the guy that does the TV commercials for Joseph A. Banks menswear, I guarantee it. Cough. Cough. COUGH. It's so attractive, really.

Have a Happy Monday!


The Incredible Woody said...

Oh no! You poor, poor thing! Hope you feel better soon!

You could just roll with it and do the whole Goth thing. Red glowing eyes would be the perfect accessory:)

Roan said...

Yes, those little devils should learn how to cover their mouths. My big complaint is no one in our office stays home when they are ill. It seems like they want to make everyone sick! Hopefully your eye will have improved greatly in the next few days. Sounds like a fun weekend ahead. Hoping you will be feeling up to a party by then.

Bodaciousboomer said...

Sorry you've got the crud Mrs. Snoots. Been there, done that. Try working festivals with little kids sitting across from you for a week at a time.

They share all sorts of cool things like colds, pink eye and other neato things too.:)

We'll be in Austin in early March for kite fest. Might you be able to pop back so we can party?

Mental P Mama said...

Ugh. Feel better!!

Tammy said...

You poor dear!! Those coughs are horrible. I hope you are feeling better soon!

Beth Dunn said...

Oh my Mrs Snoots. That sounds horrible. Hope you feel better soon!

Connie said...

I just recovered from the 'bubonic' ~it is aweful.


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