|Hosted by a woman with a cold|
This is a last-minute open thread, and I apologize for that. I wanted it to be something cool and interesting, but I have been hijacked by sick - not even a cool interesting sick (does that exist? I'm going to pretend it does), just the mundane kind of sick where your face melts off and your brain tries to escape through your sinus cavity and it feels like you're trying to swallow a mouthful of burrs.
So instead, you get an open thread about the common cold! Whee!!! Fun fact: did you know that the common cold was already kicking around making people miserable in the 16th century BCE? Yup! It was first described in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, the oldest known medical treatise. And now you know!
Interestingly, Wikipedia's whole exhaustive list of possible cold treatments, both medical and traditional, pretty much boil down to one big "...Maybe? *shrug*"
Anyway. Open thread! Remember how sick days were fun as a kid? Wouldn't it be nice if it were like that again? What's the weirdest home remedy anyone's ever recommended you try for the cold? Did it work? Are there any lesser-known treatments you and your family swear by? Do you tend to deal with minor illnesses by powering cheerfully through them, or do you (like me) hole up in a comfy chair with a box of tissues and some tea and glare at the world until you feel better? I would ask more questions about being sick, but all the ones I can think of are gross and probably shouldn't be answered. Come up with better questions! Then answer them! Do my work for me, mwahahahaa!!!
...no, I'm not on cold meds, why do you ask?
Wednesday Reminder! Open threads are meant to be fun, chatty places to discuss anything that doesn’t “fit” into a deconstruction or other regular thread. This can be something totally off-the-wall and random, or it can be something interesting that a deconstruction prompted you to think of, but which would be derailing to get into in the deconstruction thread. When in doubt, move it over here - that’s what it’s for!