My name is Rudolph…

6 Mar, '04

Ugh! Full blown cold. Blocked nose, leaky nose, dizzy, can’t breathe and worst of all, can’t enjoy my coffee. Can’t taste the blasted thing or anything else for that matter. I feel my brain leaking.

It started on Friday with what I thought was an itchy throat, by evening it was compounded by a heavy bout of the sniffles, then onto the phase which we all love, a leaky nose!

Couldn’t sleep properly last night. Turn left: leaky nose, turn right: even more, on the back and it trickles down the throat. Ugh. Nasty.

Damn it, I don’t need this. Not for another 4 weeks…

Normally I would automagically get rid of a cold in 24 hours. At most in 48. Not this time I don’t think.

I should be thankful, the last time I remember a cold as bad as this was about 22 years ago (shit, has it been that long?) leaving Scotland to warmer London on the way home.

I guess once in every 22 years ain’t that bad, but it didn’t have to happen now, did it?

Any home grown quick cures?

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  1. mahmood says:

    My name is Rudolph…

    Aaaahhhh.. perfect excuse for the hot toddy!

  2. anonymous says:

    My name is Rudolph…

    An overdose of lemsip and nightnurse will knock u out for a few hourse 🙂

  3. mahmood says:

    Re: My name is Rudolph…

    Many thanks! The Mahmood machine is working (almost) fine again! It turns out that my usual 2 days for a cold is on track. But yesterday was bad, I thought it would be a 3-dayer but no, the hot toddy fixed me up but goood!!

    Don’t think we have nightnurse in Bahrain… never seen it around, but as that’s really not my department I wouldn’t know.

  4. mahmood says:

    Re: My name is Rudolph…

    Thank you Meggie. I’m getting over it now and here’s my home cure (which works wonders!)

    1 spoon of honey
    1/2 lemon freshly squeezed
    1 tumbler of whiskey

    mix, embibe, and enjoy

    you’ll wake up in the morning right as rain!! 🙂

  5. anonymous says:

    My name is Rudolph…

    Meggie here.

    There is a medication we can get over the counter here, called Mucron. It tends to work for me, as it suppresses the leaky nose. I know that’s just attacking the symptoms, but it helps to stop secondary problems like chesty cough. Also it helps if you can actually get to sleep, as opposed to just sneezing and sniffling in bed.
    Glad you are on the mend though, and I do hope the family don’t catch it.

    Meggie.

  6. anonymous says:

    My name is Rudolph…

    Don’t WASTE it! Run into the Al-Wafeq’s headquarters and cough & sneeze on their whiskey tumblers and Tequila shot glasses. Reach under their desks (usually a hidden compartment there), pull out their issues of “Blue Boy”, “Hustler” or “Screw” magazines and infect those as well.

    Go into Sheik Ali’s office and next to his desk there’s an octogonal table that hinges upwards, containing no less than a dozen dildos and assorted anal intruders. I myself wouldn’t get close to those, but you can sprinkle some Tabasco hot sauce on those just to fire up the old guy in a different way.

    Remember to take down the Nancy Ajram poster off the back of his door (and the Michael Jackson ones nearby) and replace them with posters of Ariel Sharon wearing a sheer body stocking.

    It may not cure your cold, but it’ll make you feel good!

    Hope you get better soon!

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