Tickly subject


The aftermath of Swine Flu appears to be a persistent cough (assuming that it was indeed H1N1 that afflicted the poor boy – who is now recovering, cheered by the news that 15% of his school were absent last week).

It is very wearing, living in a house with someone who has a persistent cough. I’m not surprised that the Victorians packed people with consumption off to a distant and airy sanatorium. The coughing must have got on everybody’s nerves.

Not that I’m unsympathetic or anything.

(PS no other S.Flu cases here yet. Natural immunity?…)

3 Responses to “Tickly subject”

  1. 1 Derek Wright

    I remember seeing I Claudius on television a long time ago and Caligula simply had a child who had an iritating cough…..executed. Instant solution, effective but I suppose a bit extreme.

  2. 2 Becky Stafford

    That may be a little OTT Derek! although I have to agree persistant cough…very annoying!

  3. 3 Steve M

    On the other hand, I suspect you didn’t need to listen to drum practice (hesitating before posting. Trying to lift memory. He does play drums, as I recall)..

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