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Ok so I had a tickle in my throat and I cough in my elbow in public and I got shouted at... "your an absolute disgrace to this country"

Not sure why I am πŸ˜‚

Anyone else had this

dholly39
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

Don't suppose you are a disgrace. My Mother in Law (82) has had a 'frog in her throat' cough for 5 weeks - Doc says she's fine. My Sister, has had a 'non productive cough of unknown origin' as described by the Doctor and Consultant for SIX years and this past week has had various comments and dirty looks. She has today cancelled our bi-monthly meeting fearing that she will be challenged when travelling and having something to eat. She's considering having a badge made stating the fact.

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dholly39
dholly39
Original Poster
2 months ago

if you ebay it some people are embroiding badges πŸ™‚ i embroid and some women in america just made a stitch file for one πŸ™‚ i havent purchased yet but usually people advertise on ebay

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

dholly39 Thanks, she's a very crafty person and no doubt producing them in bulk by now to suit individual requirements.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

Lol that’s a bit harsh! I had just a random cough in Tesco the other day and some man smiled and laughed because I was looking around hoping no one thought I had the corona! πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

Lol AliceBell64468 i been tempted to cough to clear the shops so I can shop

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

Ann1984 yes lol I joked with my bf that we should cough by the toilet roll aisle so we might be able to get a pack! πŸ˜‚

The Tesco by me sold out within the hour of stocking the shelves I overheard them say!

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dholly39
dholly39
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2 months ago

hahaha yes that was me the other day. i genuinely couldnt help it tho lol

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Bossclaz
Bossclaz2 months ago

I used to cough to hide a fart now I fart to hide a cough

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

Even a few years before this coronavirus business started, I was sitting down on a seat in Iceland next to some woman. I had a cold at the time and as a consequence I kept coughing. I coughed once, but I did it in the opposite direction to her as well as covered my mouth. This apparently wasn't enough for her as she gave me a dirty look, muttered something under her breath and walked off.

It's as if some people have never coughed before. πŸ˜„

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dholly39
dholly39
Original Poster
2 months ago

haha oh goodness, some people aye.

dont get me wrong i understand to an extent but im starting to think its scaring people so much you wont be able to talk soon

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hspexy
hspexy2 months ago

no, but I dont usually get coughs unless it’s because I’ve guzzled something too quickly. Although I recall many years ago my throat was tickling the hell out of me so much someone on the bus offered me a Halls. That was a nice gesture

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

It wasn't me, I always hand out Jakemans. They seem to have taken over from Halls as people's favourites.

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hspexy
hspexy2 months ago

davidstockport lol you do get more for your money with Jakemans 😊

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

hspexy Definitely... used to be two packets for a pound but now best I can find are 59p each - they're a bit addictive☺☺☺

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296732 months ago

Had a chat with a friend about this the other day. He coughed at work and people avoided him the rest of the day. It was a tiny cough and into his elbow as suggested.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

The thing is we are getting into the allergy season and because of Brexit the medicine supply will be down, so lots of us will end up sneezing and coughing in public.

I also think it is kind of psychological, u know these symptoms and it gets u from brain and not because of the virus.

And there are so many sickness which causes cough....

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dholly39
dholly39
Original Poster
2 months ago

exactly! i know why there is a worry but it doesnt mean everyone has it. my mum has bad allergies and is worried to leave the house in case people get nasty

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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2 months ago

I have asthma and generally always have a tickly cough. I also have one of the 'at risk' conditions and I have chosen to self-isolate at home.

I do try to get outside for 30 minutes for a walk, but I try to do this early to avoid people.

Everyone is on high alert at the moment and this reaction is probably a reflection of their anxiety. I would ask that we are all just a little kinder and understanding in these difficult times.

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Mummy18
Mummy182 months ago

I think when we’re trying hard not to cough, even just thinking about coughing makes it even worse πŸ™ˆπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

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angemski
angemski2 months ago

Completely agree with this opinion as it's the suggestion that makes it harder not to cough. It's very much like being told not to laugh. 🀣

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dholly39
dholly39
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2 months ago

oh 100% thats me down to a T lol

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HughJarsse
HughJarsse2 months ago

I can beat that my wife called me an "utter disgrace to humanity" for felt tip penning a moustache onto my son and taking him down the pub - everyone in the pub thought it was hilarious except the wife she went ape.

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