I hate when people say that. Sure, colds are commonplace. Everyone gets them, knows what to expect from them. It’s part of the human condition to get a cold from time to time.
But, let’s be real: colds totally suck.
Just because we all get them from time to time, doesn’t make them any more fun to have. But, because it’s “just a cold” we’re expected to blow it off, refrain from complaint, maybe even go to work.
Well, screw that.
As you may have guessed, I have a cold. And, I’m miserable. And, I want to complain about it, damn it. It’s not “just a cold.” It’s the worst cold in the world. They all are.
So, stop saying it’s just a cold. Don’t say it to me when you can see that I feel awful and am drowning in my own snot. Don’t blow off your own cold the next time you get one. If you’re sneezing, stuffy, runny, coughing, burning, or whatever, do us all a favor and try not to down play it. When you do down play it, it makes it harder for the rest of us to get the sympathy we deserve.
Colds are terrible. Own it. And don’t tell me that I have just a cold. I’m cranky and am tempted to spread my germs.