Thursday, 28 May 2015

Hock and Spit

After being a nurse for many decades, I feel I am pretty immune to bodily functions, odors and noises. There is one thing that does make the hair on the back of my neck stand up...that action of hocking and spitting.

I looked it up (of course I did) and found I had the phrase wrong. It’s actually hock a loogie.

Hock a Loogie: to cough up and spit out a large glob of phlegm, usually resulting in a loud cough or throat clearing noise.

The reason this came to mind is that I have had a bad cold and cough for five days now. At first the cough was sharp, and nothing seemed to relieve it. After about 48 hours I could feel the congestion in my chest, the difference in my cough which became looser and...more productive.

Now I have never been able to do that hock and spit thing, maybe because I don’t like spitting. To be honest, I think it’s a gender thing, another one of those things that guys can do, and most women can’t.

Interesting where your mind goes when you’re tired, can’t concentrate and are napping frequently.

I was surprised with lunch today when my daughter dropped by to visit. There’s some guilt there as I probably caught my cold from her daughter. But I got a nice turkey and rice soup, and one of those decadent new chocolate drinks from Tim’s.

Soup for her caring soul, the chocolate to ease her guilt. Worked for me.

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