Friends, lately I’ve been sick.
I mean, legitimately sick. Like, severe sinus infection for the past four days. Gross. I know. But it got me to thinking about how I NEVER get sick- my immune system must be crazy strong or something. In fact, I think the last time I was this sick was roughly seven or eight years ago, when I contracted bronchitis from a girl I was dating. Not because she didn’t wash her hands, but rather because I was so crazy about her that I couldn’t help myself but kiss her, despite her illness.
But don’t you see?? That’s kind of what love will do to you! When the person you’re with is a miserable sloppy mess, and you know 100% for sure as you’re locking lips that this will eventually land you in the emergency room and on anti-biotics, but in your mind it’s completely worth seven days of misery just to feel that close to her for the next ten minutes- that’s saying something. Actually, I think she even pulled away saying “wait, we can’t do this. I’m going to get you sick”, but it didn’t matter to me. At that time, nothing else mattered.
Afterwards, she felt terrible, apologizing daily for getting me sick, but I would always respond “Stop apologizing. I knew what I was doing.” I think that’s important to mention. If you’re going to insist on kissing a girl when she’s sick, don’t hold it over her head for the next week when you feel like you’re dying. Man up and take your medicine, you knew what you were getting in to- and dude, it was TOTALLY worth it.