A few weeks ago, I heard a story on this radio program about an (unfortunately bogus) new concept in luxury vacations. You go to this spa for two weeks where they put you into a medically induced coma. While you're asleep, they give you a full makeover and feed you intravenously just barely enough nutrients to keep you alive. So when you wake up, you're 10 pounds thinner and looking great. Fantastic idea, right?
Well, since I've been struck by a nasty cold this week and am suffering greatly, I'm beginning to think a similar luxury vacation for the sick might catch on. If you come down with a cold, you simply go away for a week of pampered quarantine. At the spa, they'll keep you away from your family (so you don't get your kids sick, which is one of the things I hate most about being sick). Doctors will put you into a coma and keep you under until the virus has run its course. And they may as well throw in the intravenous diet part too because it's just too tempting.
Really, it's a much better alternative than my current approach which is to whine and moan for a few more days and wash my hands so many times the skin is starting to flake off the bones. Plus I think I could pay for the spa with all the money I would save from Kleenex alone.