Oh my nose.

A sneeze and it usually means your nose just got tickled.

Three or two and it is because someone is bitching about you.

Six in a row and it means you have the cold.

Which is what I’ve got…coupled with jetlag.

Caught it from some grossifying jerk I encountered on the flight from Bahrain back to KL – Gulf Air makes a stop via Bahrain and Muscat and this jerk was flying to Muscat. Bad enough that he coughed like crazy with his mouth opened throughout the one hour flight. Bad enough that he was sitting right behind me. What made it worse was later, during the transit while waiting for something, he sat right IN FRONT OF ME and blew his nose with his hand! He had a hankie sort of thing but I think he ran out of space because he started using his hand and fingers. After blowing his nose, he would proceed to wipe them clean with this scarf he had on his head, afterwhich he would place his hand on the armrest. OMIGOD. =.=

And guess what? The toilet was just in front of him.

To make matters worse, for me at least, for the past two days, my sleeping hours have been crazy – worse than last year somehow. I’ve been sleeping at 7pm only to get up before midnight and then sleep again at the most ungodly hour of the night (today it was 4am before I finally COULD sleep; I was just lying and tossing around before that) only to wake up at 630am or 7am for work.

So yes, my nose hurts, my throat is awfully sore and my sinus cavities are all congested.

All I can think of right now is sleep. Bah.

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