I’m Sorry For the Boogers

Just to clear the air, I’m sorry. I really am. To everyone at work who’s had to listen to me sniffle, sneeze and blow my nose, I’m sorry. If I had known that every single decongestant known to man would fail miserably in the never-ending onslaught of mucous, I would have stayed home. If this cold weren’t the worst cold ever experienced by man, I would have stayed home.\
I’m hoping that by Monday, I will have stemmed the viscous tide and can return to work without the hideous nasal ooze that’s haunted me all week. This cold has lingered for a week, and I’m sick of it. I’m starting to think this might be the worst allergy attack in history. Ok, I exaggerate. I’m not turning red, puffing up into a ball and breaking out in big blue spots… but my nose will not stop. I’m considering cork…

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.


  1. Dossy says:

    Dude, this is no “cold” that’s going around, it’s a pretty bad flu.
    “However, 103 (45%) of the influenza A ( H3N2 ) viruses tested during the week ending February 12 are most closely related to a newly emerged strain of H3N2 that has been named A/California/7/2004. This strain of H3N2 has been selected for inclusion in the 2005-06 northern hemisphere vaccine.”
    This explains why my youngest (2 yo) daughter who was the only one in our family to get a flu shot this season still caught what’s going around.
    But yeah, this flu will kick your ass — high fevers, dry wheezing cough, dehydration, and nasal congestion. My nose has been running non-stop for the last few days — it’s like there’s a slug masturbating in my sinuses or something.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Kevin says:

    Wow… and I thought i had come up with the best possible snot metaphor. You win.

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