Wednesday, August 27, 2008

JOYS OF (NON) SUMMER...

As you've probably noticed, I usually write about deeply superficial things here. But since I am extremely accident prone and also have an immune system that's as much use as a chocolate teapot I do sometimes regale you with stories of broken bones, phlegm and the like. I try to restrain myself - and if you knew how often I was actually ill when you thought I was just taking an impromptu blog break you'd, well, you'd probably fedex me some echinacea because you're nice like that.

I can pinpoint the exact origin of my current cold: till number 3 in the haberdashery department of John Lewis, Oxford Street last Friday. Cashier No.3 was holding a full, damp tissue to her streaming nose which she then cast aside to handle (with her snotty hands) my debit card, the spools of thread I was buying, the paper bag she then put them in and the receipt, before sniffling a thank you and clutching the tissue again. I tried not to touch anything she'd spread germs on, which was clearly impossible. As a result I (and how many others I don't know) now have my own snotty tissues lying all over the place.

I'm going to take a blog break until Sunday...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh..i am getting over a cold that lasted 2 bloody weeks....so i wish you the best...just sleep and go nuts on the tea!
nancy

Anonymous said...

Oh dear. Hope you're feeling better soon. I'll miss your blog!

Sam in Paris

l'embrouillamini said...

Get well soon, pet xx

mvc said...

is the first time i read this blogs and casually i`m having a begining of cold too

Anonymous said...

oh dear, that's too bad.
I've spent my holidays (I'm still in Vienna) with a horrible cold, don't want to give you the gross details here... get well soon!
xxx
Mia

Bombay Beauty said...

It was a close encounter for me then?

I usually can't recall the moment I catch a bug, but the last time was in London, when stupidly (gluttonously?) I took a sample chocolate from a woman at Godiva who was sneezing a moment earlier...

These days I try to keep a respectful 10 feet from sick people on the street, and hold my breath for 10 seconds after they sneeze...

Get well soon -- summer is almost over!

BB

Lola Is Beauty said...

sneezers unite!

nearly better now - and believe me the summer IS over here - in fact it never even really started...

Haight said...

ugh, feel better. too bad people can't take off work when they're contagiouss...

S said...

I actually think it's worse when you've seen the cold coming - I'd much rather speculate in a wild and slightly defamatory fashion about which thoughtless germ-carrier has passed their affliction on to me!