Hello all, I’m ill and angry, so it’s time for another 400 word rant, in which I unleash my anger in 400 words or less.
Topic of Today: Freshers’ Flu
WHY does Freshers’ flu exist? WHO decided that a bunch of people moving to a new place didn’t have enough to worry about, and also had to encounter an unavoidable bout of illness? I’m not even a Fresher anymore, please tell me why every single year I have to halt my preparations and mope around in bed for a while.
The main issue I have is that I don’t have the time. I have reading lists, appointments to make, blog events, a room to decorate. Do you know what I’ve done instead today (Or, in your case, yesterday)? I’ve laid in my bed with a roll of toilet paper and tried to be productive to no avail. My mind says I have no choice but to work, and my body is straight up saying no. It’s just rude if I’m being quite honest.
Uni houses are cold enough as it is (Separate rant coming soon), I don’t need the chill of my illness annoying me too. The last thing I need right now is a sore throat and itchy eyes and don’t even get me started on the stuffy nose. Need to sleep? Impossible, can’t breathe. Want to shut your mouth for more than 2 seconds? Impossible, can’t breathe. Can’t remember what it means to smell something? Get used to it buddy.
I’ve barely even fraternized with freshers this year: I haven’t gone clubbing yet, I’ve stayed in my house and minded my own business, and yet Freshers’ flu still found me. Honestly, why do bad things always happen to good people? If you can’t tell already I am more than a little bit mad. I had things to do and places to be and here I am instead. I wish I could give you some tips for avoiding the bug, but honestly there is no way. For 3 years I have endured the epidemic that is Freshers’ flu, and for 3 years I have lay there with my blood boiling.
Freshers’ flu, you may have won the battle, but… Okay, you’ll probably win the war too. I’m frail.
And there you have it. If you can’t already tell, I’m ill, hence the missed upload yesterday. But, if it helps, this is what I wrote while bed ridden, so enjoy my pain.
Any students out there, are yet to get Freshers’ flu? Let me know in the comments,
Lots of love,