As one who fervently believes that it is FOOD (or the chemical/bacterial/viral ingredients therein) which causes illnesses in the first instance*, I was somewhat phlegmatic about feeling tickles in my throat and pressure on my sinuses/in my ears a mere 30 minutes after consuming (wrongly) a slice of strawberry gateau last Tuesday. Sure enough by the next day I had a horrendous cold and 24 hours later it had dropped to my chest – I could barely speak. So I knew this had been caused by the gateau and was confident that it would be over by the weekend. It was, save for a few coughs.
Then on Sunday I had some Strawberry yoghurt (I won’t mention the knowledge-rich brand name) and the same happened all over again.
What is it with Strawberries? The cynical side of me thinks “That’s GM food for you ducky!” After all – yoghurt containing coffee bean-shaped lentils? Que? Oh, hang on ……… I get it: DOHHH!! Stupid question!
I was reminded of an episode of HIGNFY that had previously been in my head – the one where Ian Hislop mentions hating strawberries, and I thought “that was a warning to me” – not that Mr Hislop was intending to assist me, by any stretch of the imagination !*!+%#!?*!!!.
I reckon that could be called a Double-Dip cold – just like the Double-Dip Recession that we’re experiencing (or not….), the media wheeling out good old Chris Patten to tell us about that one.
See the later post on the significance of Mr Patten and Double Dips.
*provided the airways are protected.