I am so bad about telling myself crap like, “Oh, just ignore it and it’ll go away.”
I’ve done that with chores, housework, men and coughs.
Plus about 17 kadillion other things.
One of the hardest things in life is to stifle a cough. It ain’t cute and it kinda hurts after a while.
It quickly turns into an ugly bark. Then a gag.
Well, a cough has crept into my life this week.
And it has made me say so many times, “Oh, no I’m fine. It sounds worse than it is.”
(Is that even the right use of the word? Or should it be worst? Nevermind…I’m right.)
It sounds like I have kennel cough.
It’s very hoof-y sounding. You know…like you’re barking the words “hoof hoof” when you do it.
(I know you just tried it.)
(It doesn’t happen non-stop. Not one of those coughs. Just that “when you’re thinking about something else and completely forgot you have a cough and HOOOOF HOOOOF you now remember you have a cough you’re trying to ignore” kind of cough.)
And that’s where I’ve been all week. Trying to ignore a cough.
I should’ve taken the hint I was bothering people when I barely had a .4 second cough out and the boss yells, “If you wanna go home you can!” from his office.
“I’m fine…but thanks.”
I think I heard him banging his head on his desk.
Even a cough can be a life saver.
Because when you have a really bad cough you’re totally ignoring…
…but on Wednesday you accept an invite for a first date on Friday with a guy you think seems pretty nice then he TEXTS (not calls…texts) you on Thursday with a lame excuse of having to work late then take his dogs to the vet on Friday night so you offer to just do it another time (when you totally now know you’re never going to answer his call or text again because THIS is jacked) so you ignore his text at 10:00 pm Friday because it’s probably safe to assume he is texting you now to make amends because he didn’t like the girl he ditched you for after all and he thinks you’re too stupid to know that’s what he most likely just did…
…you realize a really bad cough is better to have on a Friday night than a date with a guy who can’t come up with better lame excuses.