Burning Questions: Does the winter soundtrack of coughs, sniffs and sneezes drive you crazy?

This Is Local London: Are you sympathetic towards people with coughs and colds? Are you sympathetic towards people with coughs and colds?

IT’S the season of coughs and colds so today we have some questions on the relentless surge of the sniffles sweeping the country.

When you’re on the bus or train, at work or at the shops do you get annoyed by people constantly coughing, spluttering and sneezing? Do you wish they’d just stayed tucked up indoors with their germs well out of your way? Do people who sniff incessantly rather than blow their nose get on your nerves, or people who cough without covering their mouth?

And what about you when you’re suffering with your own lurgy? Do you call in sick and curl up in bed until it’s thoroughly gone, or do you play the hero instead and carry on regardless even if you feel rough? Do you wallow in self-pity when you’re poorly or are you a trooper who wonders why others make such a fuss of having a cold?

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9:31am Thu 16 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

Stop with the flu shots then.
Stop with the flu shots then. white rabbit9
  • Score: 2

10:24am Fri 17 Jan 14

Techvedic says...

Burning Questions column? The name is misleading, what i had thought it would be discussing some really thoughtful instances or issues, but in vain. It's of no use to spend time here. (Editor, Techvedic)
Burning Questions column? The name is misleading, what i had thought it would be discussing some really thoughtful instances or issues, but in vain. It's of no use to spend time here. (Editor, Techvedic) Techvedic
  • Score: 5

6:48pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Harold_Monk says...

I would comment, but I'm too ill
I would comment, but I'm too ill Harold_Monk
  • Score: 0

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