Illustrated by Brandon J. Carr.
Sick Days, Then and Now
How to Cure a Cold in 10 Easy Steps
By Hallie Cantor
webMD, google, and yahoo answers open in different windows on your computer screen = a team of doctors in white coats with diplomas from harvard medical school
(yahoo answer q: "what does it mean if im coughing up a little blood" and a: "you definitely have either west nile virus OR shingles" with 10 upvotes)
a delivery person bringing you orange juice and chicken soup = an angel carrying magical health potions
pills spilling out of medicine bottle that reads "Take no more than 4 doses every 24 hours." = m&m's spilling out of a candy bag
your messy bed with kleenex all over it = a tiny green oasis amidst an exhausting-looking icy mountain range
you in the mirror looking a little sick = you as a terrifying disgusting zombie
co-worker casually asking "hey, feeling better?" = same coworker, in a nurse's uniform with a chart, asking "and what color was the phlegm, EXACTLY?"