I think the tissue companies created allergies. i’m pretty sure back in the victorian ages there weren’t allergies. if something upset your sinuses or tickled your throat, i’m fairly certain it went straight to Tuberculosis or the Bubonic Plague. none of this pussy-footing around with runny noses and scratchy throats and voices that sound like you are running a late night love-line talk radio program. tickle, scratch, nose turns black and falls off; that’s how it used to be.
of course now that we have ’tissue’ companies, and all those fancy fun boxes of fluffy white, well it seems like everything around can make you sick; dogs, cats, horses, dust, fake Scotch tape that never works as good as the real stuff. grrrrr…
i guess i could just blame it on winter. or better yet, that stupid groundhog who never does what he is told.