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Thursday, August 05, 2004

DAILY THOUGHT: Phlegm

What the hell is the point of phlegm?
This thing is a serious sore point with me, so I just hope it has some sort of purpose other than making me gag.

4 Comments:

Blogger Violet said...

It's how our bodies get rid of shit which is making us sick, and in a way which warns not-yet-sick people to keep their distance...

7:08 pm  
Blogger Casyn said...

Precisely. If you didn't have phlegm how else would you prefer to get rid of said shit?
Perhaps an excretion out of the pores in your neck?
Or something similar to a fur ball that you have to yack up once a week?

Just thought I'd put it in perspective :-)

It is still disgusting and I hate it when I get sick.

11:50 pm  
Blogger Draic said...

Hmm... if phlegm gets rid of sick shit, maybe there's a connection between lots of phlegm and a complete lack of being sick. Yay. It's just a win-win situation, isn't it?

And thanks SO much for the new perspective - Ugh.

Personally, I'd be quite happy for the sick shit to go down instead of up. Possibly that would force the junk into my bloodstream, but at least I'd be able to breathe for a few nights.

1:01 am  
Blogger Pickwick said...

Of course, once you have been sick for a substantial period of time and the goblet cells that line your throat are used to working overtime(the cup overfloweth) they find it very difficult to stop, and thus there can be an excessive amount of phlegm and the associate hacking and hawing for some time after the phlegmee feels well.

Be well soon! :-)

7:49 pm  

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