My throat feels like someone has been rubbing it with sandpaper. I’m sure that hasn’t actually happened. I’d remember.
Nevertheless, I have dragged myself into the office. Given that it’s Monday, everyone would get somewhat suspicious if I stayed at home and croaked down the phone at the office secretary. I’ve come in, and I’m medicating myself by sucking on jelly babies.* They’re definitely soothing my throat more than cough sweets would.
* the secret sort that are actually made from real babies, of course