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Conversation With An Average American

Mike Caprio 51 Replies

Background: A woman in her early 40s (maybe younger, but she looked like she lives hard) sits behind me and a friend in a public space. She has smoked two cigarettes in the last 30 minutes, and the smoke was bothering my friend (who has severe asthma). Me: “Excuse me, would you mind doing me […]

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COUGH 3

Mike Caprio 4 Replies

Stayed home from work today for a day of rest. Nose is running like a river, but I feel almost human. I’ve already been through half a box of tissues; I drink water, and it just comes right out my nostrils. I somehow have to work up the willpower to go outside and do a […]

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COUGH 2

Mike Caprio 2 Replies

I developed a really bad fever last night. Intermittent bouts of sleep, punctuated by fits of coughing up gunk, chills, massive sweats, and nasty congestion. I’ve been laying in bed all day, and I feel too weak to get up. I left a message for the director saying I can’t make it tonight, and can […]

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Flu Update

Mike Caprio 4 Replies

It’s totally the flu. I’ve been having bouts of light fever the last couple hours, my head is getting stuffed, and I’m developing a chest cough. I don’t think I’m going to be well enough to go in tomorrow… and I wasn’t smart enough to realize that I needed to place a Peapod order before […]

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