The backstory: As a schoolteacher for more than 15 years, I’ve been around plenty a contagion. Between runny noses and coughing fits, schools are cesspools of germs. Over the years, my body has learned to fight most of them off and so I don’t often get sick, despite the abundant opportunities to do so. However, a few weeks ago, I picked up a mild cold and T was worried.
T: If it got you, it must be something horrible. It’s probably cholera.
The “cholera” turned into a sinus infection but I’m better now.