How Frequently Are You Ill? or, What The Fuck Is Wrong With People?
This is really starting to fucking piss me off. There are certain members of my group of female friends who are always getting ill. I mean a minimum - a minimum - of 8 times a year. WTF is up with that? Who has immune systems so weak that they succumb to some infection or another that frequently? Granted, they all smoke (cigarettes) a lot, but it's not like any of them drinks too much, or has a demanding job. Hell, I punish my body much harder than they do, and I do it relentlessly, and I honestly cannot remember the last time I suffered from any kind of illness, even a cold. And I'm not one of those people who gets ill and just carries on: if I get ill, I really make a meal of it.
If I was taking to my bed as frequently as they do, I'm pretty sure I'd be freaking out about it and consulting a doctor about my frighteningly poor health. Is there something I'm missing here? It's not like they're claiming to be ill in order to get out of seeing me: they regularly miss days of work (one of them was temping for about 3 or 4 months last year, and when she left the job she told me that she had not worked a single five-day week: she'd called in sick at least once a week) and I frequently hear reports from one or other of them about another having cancelled a coffee date.
I think they need to start taking some vitamins or something.