Old Fashioned Cold Remedies

United States
April 19, 2009 5:09pm CST
Chicken soup, hot tea, juice and plenty of rest, quietly at home away from everyone - that's how I try to kick the common cold when I get one. That's what I'm doing right now as I write. It aggrevates me so when people try to carry on life as usual when they're sick ; especially when they're spreading their germs to everybody else. A few months ago, a friend of mine told me that if she didn't go to work, even though she was very sick, she would lose her job. Guess what she did? That's right, she went to work. Any employer that makes that kind of demand to their employees should be coughed on sneezed on and infected with the bug. What do you think?
2 responses
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
19 Apr 09
Mine is to live healthy and eat right, I also take a lot of vitamin C. Anyway it must be working, because I never get colds and, thus, don't need any remedies, old fashioned or otherwise.
• United States
19 Apr 09
That's very good. I don't get sick very often myself. Maybe I need more antioxidents in my system so that I too will never get colds. Thanks for the practical reminders. Continued good health to you.
• United States
19 Apr 09
My husband use to work for this catering company and he got sick with a bad cold and he tried to call in sick because he preps & cooks all of the food for some of the events & etc. Well his boss told him he had to come in to work and do this catering job or else!... Well my husband went into work sick and needless to say that since he exposed his cold to all of this food he made, a lot of people that ate the food got a cold & sick as well, and my husband's ex-boss jumped on my husband and chewed him out for getting every one sick -blamed him for everything! Which to me isn't my husbands fault, it was his bosses fault by threatening my husbands job if he didn't go into work sick !.. Well I'm glad that my husband no longer works for this company, he has a better job now. :)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I really didn't think that my friend's case was an isolated one. I believe it happens frequently. I agree with you 100%, it was not your husband's fault. I too am happy that he has a better job.