I believe in magic

#364: You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Share your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?

Ditto to yesterday’s prompt – damn illness! Although, since it’s a Netflix program I’ve been indulging in due to being incapacitated, I’d be a mermaid with similar powers to the H2O Maiko island characters.

Placebo effect

#307: If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why?

My first thought (and will probably always be my first thought when asked to cure something) was Cancer, as it affects so many people. However, since the post asks to cure a single ‘ailment’, thus referring to minor illness, I’d go with curing all pain associated with the female reproductive system… aka periods. Half the population gets them at one time or another, granted some worse than others, but if the pain could be cured across the board it would be an absolute miracle… not having to suffer for a week or two every month! Hallelujah indeed! I mean, surely child bearing is enough pain to last a lifetime?!

No fair

#263: Tell us about something you think is terribly unfair — and explain how you would rectify it.

My initial thoughts were internships, but I’ve expressed my views on those many a time now, so I’ll think of something else instead. Hmmm… bad people having good things happen to them and good people having bad things happen. For example, Stephen Sutton was an incredible teenager, whose page has now raised almost £4.5 million with people continuing to donate, four months after the evil that is cancer took him from this earth far too soon. Of course, I’m not saying that bad people should get cancer because it’s an awful thing to suffer with regardless, but it just always seems to happen to the good people in this world and it’s not fair. So I guess my answer has ever so slightly morphed into cancer… cancer is not fair.

You can’t escape

So today (or for what’s left of it), I will be cheating on my blogging prompt challenge. It’s been a hectic day and since getting home, I’ve felt really under the weather. The colleague who sits next to me at work (and who I annoyingly share a phone with) is disgusting ill with a lingering cold and instead of doing the decent thing by staying home, she decided that it would be a great idea to infect the entire office. I was doing a pretty good job avoiding it… using antibacterial hand gel as often as breathing, consuming a ridiculous amount of pineapple, vitamin c and pine nuts, and just generally staying away from anything she’d touched… Well, that was until my brother got a cold, too. So for the past few nights, I’ve been segregated to my room in a pointless attempt at trying to avoid this virus, but I think it’s finally got me. So brain functionality, at this moment of time, has well and truly hit rock bottom.

Hopefully I’ll be able to resume normal service tomorrow…

Drawing the line

#225: Can anything be funny, or are some things simply off limits?

I’d like to say that in the right situations, everything has the potential to be funny… but unfortunately, I came across an incredibly spiteful thread of comments today (not from someone I actually know), but I believe this individual intended for it to be funny – it was the complete opposite. I won’t repeat what they said as it’s just so upsetting and cruel, but it was mocking people with cancer – I don’t think humour can ever be found when it is based around someone’s suffering, whether that individual has been affected by it or not.

To me, this type of “humour” is completely off limits!

Take care

#162: When you’re unwell, do you allow others to take care of you, or do you prefer to soldier on alone? What does it take for you to ask for help?

It depends what kind of illness I have in all honesty – if it’s a bad cold, I’ll just soldier on alone in my room but if it’s anything more serious and I physically can’t get up, I let/ask others take care of me… if anyone is around that is! Just to clarify as well, my definition of “letting others take care of me” is pretty much bringing meals/drink to my room as I never want to infect anyone else, so will always quarantine myself from the world. I do believe that a little bit of TLC when you’re ill really does make you better faster. I find if I’m ill and I try to get on as normal, the illness annoyingly lasts much longer. So, in my opinion, the less you do the better!